Bluetooth Media Handling

Registered by Cassidy James Blaede on 2016-06-13

Handle Bluetooth media playback, i.e. from a smartphone. Enable viewing and controlling playback from the expected OS controls.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
elementary UX
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for future
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Android and iOS devices expose media playback information and controls when paired over Bluetooth. We should use this to:
- Display the track info in the Sound indicator
- Enable the usage of playback controls in the Sound indicator
- Fetch album art from Last.fm? (it appears it is not exposed over Bluetooth)
- Ensure media keys work
- Future-proof for PulseAudio features like audio ducking

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