Bluetooth Audio not working with ios9

ApplePhy

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Ever since upgrading to iOS 9 (ios9.01, .02, and even to ios9.1), Bluetooth streaming has not been working on my 2015 BMWX5.

I was hoping that the ios9.1 upgrade would've fixed these problems, but still not functioning properly.

Anyone else having issues after upgrading to ios9?
 

Paco II

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No issues streaming to multiple devices on 9.0.2 and 9.1. Did you try deleting and re-pairing?
 

ApplePhy

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No issues streaming to multiple devices on 9.0.2 and 9.1. Did you try deleting and re-pairing?
Yes. I tried deleting the device from the vehicle (iDrive), and also from the phone then re-pairing.

Still doesn't work. The only way is to play music after opening the music app on my iPhone, at which point it starts to play through the speakers.
 

Paco II

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Please clarify what exactly the issue is. Your last comment indicates that you can stream in your vehicle.
 

ApplePhy

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Please clarify what exactly the issue is. Your last comment indicates that you can stream in your vehicle.
Ok let me clarify.

When I get in my vehicle and start up the engine, the car doesn't allow me to play any music from my phone when using the iDrive interface. I cannot use the iDrive (BMW's infotainment system) to play any kind of music whatsoever. When I search for music using iDrive (going to playlists for example) it will sometimes show the playlists that I have created on my phone (I use  music and music app), but when I try and select the song to play, nothing happens.

Only when I open the music app on my phone, and select the song I want to play can I stream the music to my car. Not the other way around (cannot select and stream a song using iDrive).

Bluetooth phone calls work just fine, as does SIRI from the iDrive.

Seems to be only a Bluetooth audio problem (again---only after updating to ios9, and only unidirectional)
 

Paco II

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Have you checked with BMW if there are any software updates for the car?