Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

Meet Tempow, a
French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more
versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation
of the Bluetooth protocol in order to let you play music from
your phone on multiple speakers and headphones at once.

Bluetooth speakers have become a common gift and a hit item in
consumer electronics stores. Most people now have multiple
Bluetooth speakers and headphones at home. While it’s nice that
you don’t have to use cables anymore, it can be quite
frustrating that you can only play music on one device at a

Many manufacturers avoid this issue by relying on Wi-Fi and
different protocols, such as Spotify Connect. This is also
Sonos’ main selling point. But most speakers are still
Bluetooth only.

Tempow is replacing the Bluetooth driver on your phone so that
you can send music to multiple Bluetooth devices at once. It
works with standard Bluetooth chipsets and all Bluetooth audio
devices out there.

It only works on Android as it requires some low-level
modifications. As a side note, Apple has developed its own
Bluetooth chipset for the AirPods, and the company is probably
going to reuse this proprietary chip in all its devices.

After pairing the Bluetooth devices with your phone, you can
activate them one by one, enable stereo by differentiating left
and right speakers and adjust the volume individually. In other
words, it works pretty much like a Sonos system.

Tempow thinks its technology could be valuable for smartphone
manufacturers. That’s why the company has been negotiating with
them to license its technology.

Other chipset companies have been working on similar stuff. You
may have seen that Samsung’s
Galaxy S8
lets you play music on two Bluetooth devices at
once. Samsung isn’t using Tempow’s technology.

So it clearly means that Tempow is onto something. Let’s see if
the startup can sign deals with smartphone makers and ship its
technology in the coming months. This could be a lucrative
business model as I could see smartphone companies paying a
tiny amount of money for each device they sell with Tempow.

The startup is also building a competent team when it comes to
all things Bluetooth. As smartphones become the central element
of your digital life, Bluetooth is going to be increasingly
important in the coming years.

Like it? Share with your friends!


Your reaction


React with gif

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

Note: Your password will be generated automatically and sent to your email address.

Forgot Your Password?

Enter your email address and we'll send you a link you can use to pick a new password.

log in

Become a part of our community!
Don't have an account?
sign up

reset password

Back to
log in

sign up

Join My Viral Wall Community

Back to
log in

Choose post type

News Image List Poll Quiz Video Audio
Choose A Format