This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.

This API is available on Firefox OS for internal applications only.


The setDiscoverable method is used to change the value of the discoverable property for the device's adapter.


var request = instanceOfBluetoothAdapter.setDiscoverable(flag);


A boolean indicating if the device is discoverable (true) or not (false).


A DOMRequest object to handle the success or error of the operation. In case of success, if the value has been set to true, the device remains discoverable for the duration of the discoverableTimeout property.


Not part of any specification yet. It should be discussed as part of the W3C's System Applications Working Group.

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