[Partnerships] Show and Control Spotify via Audi MMI

Why will spotify work through bluetooth to my Audi MMI but not transmit track names etc to the MMI???

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Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2015-04-14

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I'd suggest Spotify to hurry with this integrations, as far as I can see now, this is the current situation:


My Car

Has an MMI 2G High (system withouth an HDD) and has the AMI (Audi Music Interface) connected to the MMI. To the AMI I have an iPhone lightning adapter connected to my phone.


My Phone

I have an iPhone 6 with the latest software.


The Situation

If I have my iPhone 6 connected to the AMI my "Music" Library from the iPhone gets loaded and I can scroll the folders and songs. I can control the full library with my MMI controls (previous/next/play/pause/etc). If I connect my phone and start up Spotify and hit play, the music goes via the AMI/MMI and plays in the car. However: the playlist(s) get not loaded and not all controls work.



- Play / Pause

- Show current track name in the display

- Prev/Next within the current list



- Load all playlists and browse them

- Browse the current playlist

- Automatically start Spotify instead of the default Music app


I might have some mistakes up here. Last time I tries has been a few weeks ago.


I have even tried different sollutions with Jailbreak to force my iPhone to set Spotify as default player, I tried setting a bunch of playlists offline availble. No sollution works.


Why do I think Spotify needs to hurry

Well.... give it a few months before Apple launches it's own music streaming software and my guess is that everything works fine using their own Music application on the phone. Thus, I expect all music to play via the phone/AMI/MMI without any problems. I enjoy spotify very much, but I do spend some hours in my car each week, so if Apple's service works flawlessly there's a huge chance I'm switching (aswel as others having this problem I guess). I'm pretty sure the problem goes for other in-car music systems aswel concerning the iPhone Music app and the stand-alone Spotify app.


A reply would be nice to know if this features is being looked into or not.

Just the same for me with 6 plus
However when I press next it jumps out of my Spotify playlist to my iPhone music. Left to play it works fine

Tested again yesterday:


- Device connects to AMI

- Loads iTunes/Music library automatically


Spotify doesn't work at all! When I press play, the music stops right after clicking the play button.


I am in the same situation... With an Audi A6 Avant 2015 and an iPhone 6 with iOS 8.3.


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Same situation with an A3 sedan 2015 and an iPhone 6.


Spotify must hurry to address this issue!!!!!


At the end of the month I'm going for the 3 month trial membershop of Apple Music. I'll report my findings in here during the trial period. As far as I could understand Apple Music integrates with their Music App and iTunes... thus.. if they support offline playlists this hopefully allows the AMI/MMI to read these playlists using the integrated buttons in the car.


Just a little edit: they do support offline playlists. And according to www.apple.com/music everything works with the default Music app on the iphone. Looks like a solution for at least my problem. Too bad nobody of the Spotify forum/staff/whatever replies here.

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