How do I play music through my car's Bluetooth component?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SephirothXR, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2008
    Does this new music to Bluetooth only work with headsets? How do I tell the iPhone to play music via Bluetooth?
  2. cobalt135 macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2008
    Your vehicle has to support the iPhones bluetooth profile. Follow the instructions that came with your car's component and go to the bluetooth settings on the iPhone and pair with the device you wish to connect to.
  3. Smtevo macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    Does anyone know what a good deck would be to go along with the iPhones Bluetooth?
  4. iMerlin macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    I recently picked up the Sony XPLOD MexBT2700 CD unit. Its pretty slick. I start my Jeep and by the time the phone is out of my pocket its already linked up. It can play ANYTHING coming out of the iPhone speaker. The phone portion is kinda weak, so I think Ill need to add an amp or something.
  5. SephirothXR thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2008
    That's the thing, the car can easily take up the phone calls and does it very well with the car's bluetooth system, but I don't know how to play music with it. It connects to the bluetooth but I don't see how else it plays music.
  6. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    I have a 2008 Mercedes C300 with factory iPod integration (with a 30 pin dock connector in the glove compartment) and sometimes I hear the iPhones' iPod playing during my Bluetooth phone is annoying...
    especially since I don't think my car has support for bluetooth music streaming..:mad:
  7. cobalt135 macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2008
    It could be that your car stereo only supports HFP (Hands Free Profile). Again, check the user manual of the stereo to see what profiles are supported. You need A2DP to stream music from your iPhone.
  8. Poeticashes macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    For my experiences, the Pioneer DEH-P700BT or the newer DEH-710BT. I would go with the 710 (I'm getting it installed in about a week or so), but it is a bit on the pricey side.
  9. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2009
    I wanted to get the Sony Mex-FT3700

    but it was out of stock. I went to walmart today and thought I would look at the car stereos and I surprised to see the Sony 3700 in the display! They had one more left ($188) so I bought it and installed it yesterday. Works great! The streaming music bluetooth feature is awesome and sounds very good. It also has a USB port on the front so you can plug in your iphone and have it charge. When it is connected via the USB cable, you can control your music and it shows the song on the receiver display.

    The receiver also has a built in mic so you can use the bluetooth to talk to them hand free.

    Great radio.

    One compliant is I wish they also put a USB port on the back so you could plug a cable in that way and have it come out somewhere to keep down on the wire mess hanging around your dash.

    This is installed in 1995 Honda Passport with 160,000 miles. LOL! I am waiting for it to die and then get a new car but it keeps on going.
  10. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2009
    Here are some shots of it running in my car



    It replaced this old set up which I installed 9 years ago. A neo 35 jukebox that had a full size hard drive in it. Pre-Ipod days. RIP

  11. nialle40 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2017
    to RONNOCO:
    I had the same issue before till I tried this viseeo tune2air. I am using 1000 model. Streams music and automatically switch between mic and music via bluetooth so you can have a phone call in your car through your car microphone.

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