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      05-27-2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Spotify & Android working.....

I am able to get Spotify to work with my PixelXL phone running Android 7.1.2

Full support - Album art shows, browse playlist in HUD ect. ** But it stops working after the first song and the Spotify app disappears from the IDrive / media section. The music keeps playing but the album art and song title are stuck on the 1st song that started playing.

I am hoping this means full integration for spotify and Android are close to working...

anyone else experience this ??
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      05-27-2017, 09:59 AM   #2
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I am able to get Spotify to work with my PixelXL phone running Android 7.1.2

Full support - Album art shows, browse playlist in HUD ect. ** But it stops working after the first song and the Spotify app disappears from the IDrive / media section. The music keeps playing but the album art and song title are stuck on the 1st song that started playing.

I am hoping this means full integration for spotify and Android are close to working...

anyone else experience this ??
It works on mine running Android 7.0. It works beyond the first song bit I find it loses it after I make a phone call.
Can you get your phone to locate the car on the BMW Connected App?
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It works on mine running Android 7.0. It works beyond the first song bit I find it loses it after I make a phone call.
Can you get your phone to locate the car on the BMW Connected App?
Yup, located no problem.
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Are you guys trying via Bluetooth or USB cable?
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This sounds good lads i went out and bought an ipod touch to get round this issue. But will defo be good to know if you guys use blutooth or the cable?

Mine has just left the plant so waiting for it to deliver in the next week or so
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This sounds good lads i went out and bought an ipod touch to get round this issue. But will defo be good to know if you guys use blutooth or the cable?

Mine has just left the plant so waiting for it to deliver in the next week or so
I use Bluetooth. I have enhanced Bluetooth in my car if that makes any difference.
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I use Bluetooth. I have enhanced Bluetooth in my car if that makes any difference.
Have you tried it with the cable? is there any difference? so i take it you can search songs and playlists now within the idrive like you would with an apple device?
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Have you tried it with the cable? is there any difference? so i take it you can search songs and playlists now within the idrive like you would with an apple device?
Haven't tried using a cable. You can search for songs and playlists with idrive. If I remember I will take a photo of it this evening.
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Haven't tried using a cable. You can search for songs and playlists with idrive. If I remember I will take a photo of it this evening.
Great mate thanks much appreciated

Also i take it the internet it uses is off your phone rather than the sim in the car.
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I'm using Bluetooth. I have my bug sorted out, I just needed to unlock the BMW/Spotify screen on the phone and then the car has full spotify functionality, browse, library, playlists ect.. and album art. Available to control in the HUD or Idrive screen...... *Until I get a phone call or text. Then spotify stops working with car controls.......

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I'm using Bluetooth. I have my bug sorted out, I just needed to unlock the BMW/Spotify screen on the phone and then the car has full spotify functionality, browse, library, playlists ect.. and album art. Available to control in the HUD or Idrive screen...... *Until I get a phone call or text. Then spotify stops working with car controls.......
Hi i have got it to work with my phone like this but it still works after calls etc but then it stays stuck on the last song picture shown.

but i can search through the entire list of songs in that playlist too. Using the steering controls.

need to play with it a bit

when using the ipod i can only select next and pack. i cant search through the playlists through the steering controls like i can with the android phone.

Even the ipod is plugged in i still can only go forward and back using the steering controls. you would think the ipod would work better than android?? it is a 6th generation ipod if anyone is asking.

Any ideas?
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