Microsoft has finally added support for AAC codec for Bluetooth to Windows 10 that would make listening to music online via Bluetooth a lot better. AAC or Advanced Audio Codec is meant to deliver high quality audio streaming packed in smaller files. Microsoft announced this and more is its Windows Insider Preview Build 21370.
One other audio feature that has been announced is the “unified end point” which means you would no longer have to switch to multiple audio points when you connect your Bluetooth headset to your Windows 10 device. There will be only one visible audio endpoint in the UI which will automatically switch to the most appropriate one. For example, users get more than one audio option when they connect a Bluetooth headset to Windows (like “hands-free AG audio” and “Stereo”) and have to manually choose from them, which Microsoft calls audio endpoints, and switch to the other one if the audio output does not sound right. Microsoft plans to remove the hassle of switching from one to the other altogether and integrate just one audio endpoint in the UI to simplify things for those streaming audio via Bluetooth.
Other changes in Windows 10
There are some other changes apart from the Bluetooth audio that Microsoft has detailed in the Windows Insider Preview. Microsoft says it has made “some small adjustments to the icons in File Explorer’s address bar.” The touch keyboard launch animation has been made smoother “in cases where UWP apps reflow when it appears.”, claims the company. Also, after the Windows 10 gets the new update, the touch keyboard will now show a backslash () key when you set focus to the Run dialog,