Bluetooth BlueZ Adapter

This extension supports Bluetooth access via BlueZ on Linux (ARMv6hf).

Please note that at least BlueZ 5.43 is required, while 5.48 or above are not (yet) supported either.

Also note that the OS user needs to be a member of the “bluetooth” group of Linux in order to have the rights to access the BlueZ stack.

Supported Things

It defines the following bridge type:

Bridge Type ID Description
bluez A Bluetooth adapter that is supported by BlueZ


If BlueZ is enabled and can be accessed, all available adapters are automatically discovered.

Bridge Configuration

The bluez bridge requires the configuration parameter address, which corresponds to the Bluetooth address of the adapter (in format “XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX”). Additionally, the parameter discovery can be set to true/false.When set to true, any Bluetooth device of which broadcasts are received is added to the Inbox.


This is how an BlueZ adapter can be configured textually in a *.things file:

Bridge bluetooth:bluez:hci0 [ address="12:34:56:78:90:AB", discovery=false ]