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BMW ConnectedDrive not working

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Re: BMW iDrive broken November 2018

Surfek
Casual Listener

Spotify also stopped working for me after Spotify app update.

I do not want to enable "install from other sources" so I am not able to install previous version of Spotify APK file.

 

@Spotify - any feedback on this? Do you know the issue and are you going to fix it?

Re: Spotify not running in BMW connected drive

nik1289
Newbie

I've had the same problem too with my 640d running idrive 5. The solution that works really well is to get hold of an old iphone, wipe it and then upload all of your music and download your spotify playlists. I had an old 5s with a cracked screen that couldn't be sold on but it just so happens that when you plug it in and fire up connected drive and the spotify app you have full spotify functionality each time you get in the car. The only thing you need to do from time to time is click on mobile hotpot on your existing phone (mine is a Samsung S9) and set up autoconnect on the iphone. The iphone will auto connect and update your spotify playlists for you if you've made any changes without you needing to do anything manually. As you can use your existing phone via bluetooth for phone calls you dont loose anything in terms of connectivity.  In many ways its better than having to plug your phone in each time you get in the car and load up the connected drive app!!

Re: Spotify not running in BMW connected drive

bldninja
Music Fan

Anyone tried the 13 december release 

8.4.84.874

Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play

bldninja
Music Fan

Anyone tried the 13 december release 

8.4.84.874

Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play

dan1431
Roadie

I have and still now luck.

 

Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play

Gman1108
Casual Listener

Guys,

 

I'm using the iDrove 6 on my BMW.

 

The actual Spotify app isn't working as I'v seen in this thread, but...

 

When I change the mode the look at my Android phone it sort of  works. It picks up the current playlist from my phone and I can skip or or go back in that plalist.

 

BMW told me Spotify will be releasinga fix to this in January, so how would that work, do we need a firmware update on the iDrive or what I wonder?

 

 

Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play

bldninja
Music Fan

Hi. 

 

What mode do you change in Spotify to get it to work? 

Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play

Gman1108
Casual Listener

I just changed to the actual phone. Then it picks up the storify playlist that I last played.

 

Kind of strange. Will wait for spotify to solve.

Re: BMW Connected Drive spotify shows up but does not play

dan1431
Roadie

BMW is not exactly trustworthy when it comes to 3rd party partners and
software fixes.

I spoke to a BMW Genius yesterday about this is issue and the "Genius" told
me that they are not provided info by 3rd parties (i.e. Spotify) regarding
software fixes.

In fact he told me that Spotify is offered as is and BMW does not guarantee
it's functionality.

I asked if he could let folks at BMW know about the issue and he said that
he does not have any method to do so.

I sincerely hope what BMW told the poster is accurate, but they gave me a
completely different answer.

Re: Spotify not running in BMW connected drive

FamilyPremiumUs
Casual Listener

Yes . Still not working with the latest release. 

 

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