Pairing your sound processor with a compatible Android™ device^

How do I pair my sound processor with my Android device?

Before you can use the Nucleus® Smart App's control features, you need to pair your sound processor(s) with your compatible Android device.

Pairing a Nucleus 8 Sound Processor

Pairing a Nucleus 7 or Kanso 2 Sound Processor

Can I pair bilateral sound processors to my Android device?

Yes. If you have bilateral sound processors, you need to pair both of your sound processors with your compatible Android device. To do this, pair both sound processors at the same time (during the same pairing window).

How do I enable direct streaming with my Android device?

After pairing a compatible Android device, you can enable streaming to your compatible Nucleus Sound Processor. The following video provides instructions for this.


  • Depending on your version of Android software, some of the screens shown may look different.
  • A sound processor firmware update needed for Android compatibility may not be available in your market. Contact Cochlear for more information.

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