Don't see bluetooth listed as a device to share with VM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by MAHADEVANH, Jan 22, 2019.

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  1. MAHADEVANH

    MAHADEVANH Bit Poster

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    I'm running parallels lite on a MacBook Air 2015 with El Capitan.

    Screenshots on the parallels site display VM's configuration options as 'USB & Bluetooth". Mine just shows USB. Is it because I'm using El Capitan? Would upgrading the host to High Sierra help?

    TIA.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  2. MAHADEVANH

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    Well, I tried with full version of Parallels and I can see the "USB & Bluetooth" option. However I'm not able to share the Bluetooth device with guest OS X VM. KB articles talk about sharing bluetooth devices with a Windows VM. Am I to assume that bluetooth device sharing feature is not supported in Mac OS VMs?
     
  3. KebhaK@Parallels

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    Hi @MAHADEVANH , The built in Bluetooth of Mac cannot be shared with Windows virtual machine because it can be only recognized on host machine and cannot be recognized by virtual machine.
     

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