I have seen this issue with the 7260 ac card two years ago where play/pause button does not work from bluetooth devices, BUT next/previous track works.
When I go to map the hotkeys within my media player, it does not pick up MediaPlayPause, but it does pick up MediaNextTrack and MediaPreviousTrack when I press the buttons on my bluetooth speaker.
This is not an issue with the media player as my bigfoot 1202 card is able to play/pause without any issues.
I gave up on this issue two years ago as no one else has ever asked about it.
This year, I bought a newer model of the 7260 ac, and I have different bluetooth speakers and a different laptop (Windows 8.1)
I was able to get play/pause to work randomly a few times, and it seems to only work when the media player is in the foreground. Next/Previous track button works always even if the media player is minimized.
I updated to the latest bluetooth drivers 17.1.1501.512 and still encountering the same issue.
Remote control is enabled in the bluetooth services.
I really need this issue fixed so that I can use the play button from the shower.
What can be causing this issue?
It may be that the Bluetooth profile is not supported by the adapter. You will need to consult with your Bluetooth speakers manufacturer for further assistance.
I have the same problem, the pause/play isn't registering with my Sony bluetooth headset, I checked with a Toshiba laptop that uses a different their own bluetooth stack and guess what?, it works!!, so I knew it something wrong with Intel's bluetooth stack, please fix this.
Please access the user guide of your Bluetooth in order to check whcih profiles are supported. Please access this link for further assistance: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034938.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — How to Access the Intel User Guide for Bluetooth® Technology in the following link, you will find more information on connecting a device via Bluetooth*: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034963.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Connecting to Devices Using Bluetooth® Technology
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