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Are there plans for Android support? I found a cnet article that says: "Spotify integration for BMW supports both free and subscription accounts. ConnectedDrive integration is currently only available for iOS. Burgner said BMW was working on Android development."
Source > http://www.cnet.com/news/spotify-launches-in-bmw-dashboards/
If thats true, any idea when this could be available?
I tried it with iPhone 6 and latest generation idrive (NBT with latest update) and it worked great. Would love to be able to use it on Android phones...
user7628262: I don't know about CIC and iPhone 5S, but I tested this with iPhone 4 and iPhone 6 using NBT. When I was using iPhone 4, it worked OK for about 10 minutes and then it got unresponsive, I had to disconnect the phone to get it working again. But with iPhone 6 it worked great, never had any problems. It was fast and responsive.
Works for me as well .. The only issue I have is album art does not display..I'm using an iPhone 6 plus with IOS 8.1.2 and the latest version of spotify 220.127.116.114. Mini Connected in car on 1006.bin. If this is not fixed in the next month I'm going to cancel my subscription and go wit Rhapsody it displays album art correctly.
Have you checked for updates on http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/connected_drive_services/mobile_devices/bluetooth_software_update.h...
Album art worked for me with NBT. I have the latest (December) update applied. Based on your bin version I assume you have CIC?
I've just update the cable with this update software:
So this start to work so fast and much better... is not perfect but it's possible to navigate in all spotify app.
Now i feel i have the control, you must not stress to much couse it has a delay but you have much better user experience...
I tryed with a mini anda an Iphone 5s with the last ios version.
Now i think it must be part of spotify...
I'll try next days Deezer and evaluate what will be my mobile app in the future...
Nope still doesn't work. The coverart still doesn't show. 😞
Hi everyone, first post!
Okay so I've got the following setup:
1. iPhone 6 with latest version - 8.1.3
2. Spotify app (latest version) connect using the USB cable
3. Latest version of iDrive with the latest update
Spotify works fine either BT or USB, but I also have the delayed changing of album art. Always works okay but is just slow to change.
My BIG GRIPE and issue is the lack of functionality when listening to an album or playlist. If I want to scroll the songs in the album or playlist that is playing I have to find it again which is pretty stupid.
The functionality already exists in iDrive when using external media or the internal HD to view the current album so why haven't Spotify done the same, it's really irritating!!???
Anyone know if this is going to be addressed??
The Mini Connected feature has caused me to stop listening in my car.
It doesn't work well. It's slow, it's klunky, it takes FOREVER for any input made to take effect. It has some serious lag issues - like a full 5 minutes to just fnd one song or album to play before I leave for work. (first world problems, I know). So much so that I don't connect my phone any more.
Please add the ability to turn this feature off. I don't want it to connect to my car. I can't use other apps if it's connected, like oh, maps or something.
It's a million times faster & easier to use the app inteface & not the car interface.
Just give me a disable switch. I'd be happy.
Exactly my thoughts. Initially I was excited about Spotify integration, but now I take it back.
This is really approaching MADNESS!!!!!
Yes, I can cannot believe that they overlook this problem. Surely they check this forum? It cannot be the BMW app as all the other services work with it. My iPhone 6 also worked no problem.
I have found a work around, but its unstable. If you start spotify on the phone and plug it in, it sometimes shows album art, but if you forward a track using iDrive it kicks the iPhone of USB....!
I've got iPhone 5S, iOS 8.2, and connected in my MINI Cooper Countryman with the media cable.
Everything works on the navigation screen, it's just really slow. I think it waits until all images are loaded before it will accept user input.
Worse than that, though, is the sound quality. Pandora and iTunes tracks loaded on my phone sound perfectly fine through my speakers, but I get frequent static and distortion when playing Spotify.
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