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Android App: Transmit Track Info via Bluetooth (A2DP/AVRCP 1.3)

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by Rufinus on ‎10-04-2012 02:27 PM

So i have Spotify on my AVR, PC, Android Mobile, but not in my car. Not a big problem, just connect the phone via bluetooth.

Works like a charm, the only downside, the Song/Album/Artist information is not transmited when using the spotify android app. A quick test with the default android player shows that this works perfectly. I see song/album/artist on the car display.

So please, add this functionality to the android app. (to spare you the search implement A2DP/AVRCP 1.3 :-)

by gvoima on ‎11-04-2012 06:45 AM

Actually this whole bluetooth scheme is borked. I hope they fix the pause/play function first.

Adding of 1.3 profile support would be nice, BUT most of the car bluetooth solutions doesn't support this. Parrot being one of these. And while doing this, fix the "bug" that sound keeps playing when bt audio disconnects, because (again) most of the cars does not stop/pause playback before turning off car radio.


But kudos anyway :)

by SiggeLund on ‎12-04-2012 04:34 PM

I agree with Rufinus. Play/Pause/Track Control works perfect on my Pioneer Stereo and Android Spotify. But it would be much nicer to get track info on that 7" car stereo display. Shouldn't be THAT hard to code. :)

by Rufinus on ‎12-04-2012 05:09 PM

@gvoima: on my Volvo S60 its working without any problems. They seem to have some of 1.3 in it, as i can skip tracks via the car's wheel buttons.  which according to the wikipedia article is only in 1.3 (and up of course).




one point i find slighty disturbing is it goes to pause as it should when a call comes in, but dont restarts if call is over.

by SiggeLund on ‎12-04-2012 05:13 PM

I use an aftermarket stereo, music resumes just fine when the call ends.

by gvoima on ‎14-04-2012 05:30 AM

@Rufinus: Skipping tracks is not part of the AVRCP profile v1.3, it was there when the profile was introducer in 1.0.

by Rufinus on ‎14-04-2012 01:36 PM

@Gvoima: yes you're right

AVRCP has several versions with significantly increasing functionality:

  • 1.0—Basic remote control commands (play/pause/stop, etc.)
  • 1.3—all of 1.0 plus metadata and media-player state support
    • The status of the music source (playing, stopped, etc.)
    • Metadata information on the track itself (artist, track name, etc.).
  • 1.4—all of 1.0, 1.3, plus media browsing capabilities for multiple media players
    • Browsing and manipulation of multiple players
    • Browsing of media metadata per media player, including a "Now Playing" list
    • Basic search capabilities
by Sven on ‎15-04-2012 01:00 PM


It would be awesome to have track information such as title and elapsed time sent over bluetooth to my car stereo when I use Bluetooth playback! :smileyhappy:


I know the iPhone app has got this..

by Denny on ‎15-04-2012 07:58 PM

AVRCP 1.3 Bluetooth profile is a absolute must for an mobile music app in 2012. For me this is a feature i really miss, almost all other music apps have this Bluetooth profile by default. Why not Spotify? I don't get it, Spotify seems too lack every cool feature for listening music, but its roots are music...

by RedFoxTX on ‎16-04-2012 02:02 PM

Would be great to add this improved Bluetooth functionality to the Windows Phone 7 app as well.

by Shivan ‎19-04-2012 12:02 PM - edited ‎20-04-2012 08:10 PM

Fixing the "bug" that sound keeps playing when bt audio disconnect would be great!


Some information about this:

There you get the event of connection/disconnection:​




UPDATE: after testing the android preview version:


This version supports auto stop on disconnect :)


Maybe it supports more? But my car radio has no control and no title information.


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