Posted on the 16th of April, 2018

This blog is about KDE Connect, a project to communicate across all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer, control music playing on your desktop from your phone, or use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.

In my previous blog, I told you about some of my improvements to the remote media control of KDE Connect. I ended with a note that local album art was not supported yet. Also, no album art was displayed in the media notification or on the lock screen. In the meanwhile, both features have been implemented! If you have KDE Connect 1.8.1 on Android, and KDE Connect 1.3 on your desktop, you'll have both of these features. So all your album art from VLC or Elisa is now visible on your phone!

Secondly, I've been working a bit on KDE Connect's bluetooth support. The code was mostly working already, but the remaining stuff is (of course) the hardest part! Nevertheless, more and more parts start working, so I assume it'll come your way in a couple of months. I'll post an update when it's ready for testing.