iTunes Match + Car Integration

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jameslikeness, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors member


    Jul 27, 2007
    Can anyone tell me how iTunes Match works when using your iPhone through a car's iPod interface? My car's stereo has a usb hub where I can plug my iPhone in, and then I can browse and play artists / albums / songs via the stereo. I'm wondering what would happen if I start using iTunes Match, and I try to play a song that's not currently on the iPhone.

    Anyone have any experience with this?
  2. macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Mine is a Pioneer and was made before the original iPhone came out and I can only see local songs. That prompted me to switch to using a 3.5mm Aux input instead of the dock cable.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    Similar non-car experience. Plex (unless I missed something) behaves the same way with a local iTunes installation. It'll only allow for browsing and streaming of songs that downloaded copy is stored on the computer. Matched songs don't appear for streaming.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002

    • While using the remote user interface, you will not be able to play songs from iTunes Match that have not been downloaded to your iOS device.
    • You cannot use the remote user interface to play content in an iTunes Match playlist unless all content in the playlist has been downloaded.​
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    My Pioneer deck is about two months old and like everyone else, it can only play what is actually downloaded to the phone.

    Not sure of there will ever be an iCloud supported car stereo.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida
    The iCloud not being able to display on my car stereo is a killer.
    I dont want to have to fire up the phone everytime i want to change the song.

    Is there any work-around to this issue?
    I currently use a 3.5mm to 3.5mm to get the audio to my double din tv, but I want to control all my iCloud songs on m iPhone 5 on my car when the songs are stored on my iPhone (no icloud) I can just use the car tv interface to pick songs, albums, artists etc and never have to touch the iPhone.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2013
    Actually it does work, I was in my works 4x4 Toyota last week, I plugged in my iPhone to charge it and it started playing from Match account. All 18,500 songs were showing. Although it doesnt do this in my Kenwood in the car.
  8. ok.Eric, Feb 23, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013

    macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2008
    I think this is actually a new feature of ios 6. Before it just showed music I had downloaded from my match account. But now is shows all my songs, even non downloaded songs, on my cars stereo. It seems to be streaming the music because it doesn't wind up being downloaded on my phone after playing it.

    Incredibly awesome that it does this now.
  9. thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 27, 2007
    Interesting! What kind of car stereo do you have? Has anyone tried this with iOS 6 on a stock Honda stereo?

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