How can I play ipod music via car's bluetooth?

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  1. Qsak macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've managed to create a bluetooth link between an ipod & the inbuilt bluetooth in the car, but not managed to play music via it - how can I do this please? thanks...
     
  2. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Your car may not support it mine will take calls and send texts via Bluetooth but no music your better off looking for an AUX port better quality and battery life.
     
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    It depends on if your car supports A2DP streaming or not. May I ask what Make, Model, and Year car you have?
     
  4. Qsak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks Chrf097
    its a nissan qashqai, 2007.

    I've been looking into fm transmitters - any thoughts on how good they are?

    thank you.
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, I'm not sure about that model since we don't have it in America (by that name or any other). I'd assume your car does not support A2DP. If your car has any USB or AUX jack I'd use that first, but if those aren't an option then use an iTrip (FM transmitter).
     
  6. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    The Nissan Qashqai is similar (don't know if identical) to the Nissan Rogue. The Qashqai isn't available for sale in the USA. But if it uses a factory stereo head unit, you've got a lot of options and I'd recommend one more than any other.

    In order of clarity of sound:

    -Direct Connect (iPod Dock Adapter)
    -Aux Input
    -Bluetooth (close tie to Aux input)
    -Cassette Adapter
    -FM Transmitter

    For the money you'll spend on a good FM Transmitter, you can go buy a small adapter kit to give you either an AUX in or Direct Connect cable for most factory head units. I've installed these on a few cars/trucks and they take almost no skill to install and get operational quickly.

    Hit up Amazon or eBay and look for this:

    http://www.pac-audio.com/productDetails.aspx?ProductId=387&CategoryID=36

    Surf around on their website...many other options available in the sub-$100 US range. You won't be sorry you took this path versus FM Transmitter. The sound quality, plus the ability to have a built-in charger, is so far superior to FM Transmitters that its not even funny.
     

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