Have you ever had trouble with one BT audio device constantly stealing the audio stream from another device?
I have a simple setup. Stereo in living room, with a small "Rocketfish RF-BTR212
" bluetooth receiver for playing content from my iPhone over the stereo. In fact, the stereo just stays on all the time and in "Aux" mode because I hardly ever play content from any other input (no tape, no CDs, not even AM or FM radio...all that stuff comes from my iPhone Music, Podcast, or iHeartRadio apps).
That Rocketfish website has reviews up to last year, but I think I may have had this thing since 2011 or 2012, because that's shortly after I bought my iPad 3 and I wanted to start doing this stuff...listening from my phone device. Up until recently, this little BT receiver has been left always on.
Ever since about October (when I bought my iPhone 6 XS), I've noticed that when I'm listening via my airpods or via a bluetooth enabled Ryobi battery radio, the BT receiver "steals" the audio from the other device.
This happens at any time, and doesn't matter if I'm sitting next to my iPhone or have it attached to me while I do yardwork or am just sitting in my home office and not moving around.
Always, within a few minutes, the old Bluetooth receiver in the living room will "steal" the BT audio and the audio will stop playing on my airpods (or a Ryboi BT radio that I have) and the audio will start playing on the stereo in the living room. I can restore audio to the airpods by double-tapping the left one (pause/play). Then the content shifts back to my airpods. To restore to the BT radio, I can shut off and turn on the radio, and then the audio will play okay for a few minutes until the receiver BT steals it again.
I've proven that it is the Rocketfish BT receiver causing all this, because when I either unpair it from the phone or just unplug it from the wall, my content never gets "stolen"...it just keeps playing on my chosen output device.
So now my thinking is that maybe the iPhone XS is using some newer BT protocol and the Rocketfish receiver device is just confusing all the other devices in the house. Or it's just cooking itself after all these years of being on 24/7. I'm thinking of just replacing it.
Thoughts on this?