How does Bluetooth work?

Technologies such as Bluetooth are used to enable you to receive interesting beems on your smartphone. But what exactly is Bluetooth? Find out here.

Your smartphone can receive beems and show you beem content via Bluetooth or audio signals. In other words, beem only uses well-established technologies.

First off, Bluetooth is a standard feature on all smartphones. You’ve probably used the technology before – such as when listening to music using wireless headphones.

Bluetooth was developed in the 1990s and is currently a technological standard. Bluetooth wireless technology is used to send signals or data between devices across short distances, for example, from one smartphone to another or from a beem-enabled poster spot to a smartphone.

beem only uses Bluetooth to send a beem signal (token), never actual data. These signals are detected by your smartphone and converted by the beem enabled apps into exciting content. During the process, you will notice that everything about beem is completely secure and harmless.

If you want to receive beems, you must enable Bluetooth and location permissions in the beem enabled news apps from 20 Minuten or Bluewin. You probably already did this when you set up beem. If not, you can do this at any time later in the settings on your smartphone.

One last side note: do you know where the name Bluetooth actually comes from? The name “Bluetooth” was inspired by the king of the Vikings, Harald Bluetooth, who united enemy regions in Norway and Denmark in the 10th century.