Looking to stream music to car-- How?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Inkllicious, May 1, 2011.

  1. Inkllicious macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    I'm looking to stream music to my car (2011 Toyota Corolla) and as far as I know, it only has "Bluetooth Calling"

    Any sort of hack/mod/legitimate app (Or illegitimate, I don't mind) That takes advantage of this and plays music through my car?
  2. ann713, May 1, 2011
    Last edited: May 1, 2011

    ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
    What do you mean stream music to your car? From your iTunes account? The simple method is to just use an aux cable from vehicle to device. You can play from the 'iPod' feature or an internet radio like 'Pandora'.
  3. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    I know about Aux options. however I ended up frying my headphone jack in an experiment so bluetooth is kinda the way I have to go.

    Looking to stream local music from my Iphone to my car via bluetooth, but they're not "Bluetooth speakers" But my car supports "Bluetooth calling" Any sort of .. program, that modifies anything .. or whatever.. Not sure how to explain it. That streams music via bluetooth to a car, making the car believe its a call?
  4. ani23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
    How did you manage to fry your jack? It's the simplest and safest connection.

    Use an fm transmitter. Or one of those cassette adapters . Or get a iphone kit fom your dealership. I don't think bt is possible.
  5. johneaston macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2010
    A really, really long audio cable from your iMac will do it.
  6. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    I was repairing a speaker system and used my iphone to test it. I managed to cross one of the power wires onto the output jack and thus.. cook cook.. Left it in for a while figuring out why music wasn't playing.. Too late time I realised. :l Phone still works, oddly enough.
  7. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    your car needs something that supports A2Dp. A few options:

    1. You can get a head unit that supports this. I had a nice one from kenwood in my last car.

    2. You can get an add-on unit that adds bluetooth A2Dp, such as the Parrot Mki9100. I have that one in my wife's car. It works nicely. (automatically plays music when you start driving, iphone stays in your pocket).

    3. You can use a Bluetooth adapter such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Bluetooth-Transport-Headphone-GBMH221/dp/B000VSFNQM
    I got that one for like $10 after rebate. I use it at home connected to my home stereo to stream music from my ipod.
  8. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2008
    If your sound system is still stock (since you were just "experimenting") take it to the dealer to get your AUX jack fixed. I'm sure you still have a warranty on a 2011 car.
  9. racedude macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2010
    Carmel, IN
    Sounds like he fried his iPhone's headphone jack, not his car's AUX jack.
  10. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    ^ That.

    I did it a long time ago. I got a 3GS because of it, but I cracked the screen on it and the OCD in me cannot handle using a cracked screen... LOL so back to old 3g.
  11. mbleopard macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
  12. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
    If the aux still works in your car jack then go buy a Airport Express and power converter. Setup the airport express in the car and just hide it somewhere and then just run a headphone wire from it to the car aux. Then use airplay to wirelessly stream music.
  13. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011

    Interesting idea but doesn't apply to me. :(
  14. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    Fm transmitter will work. Just got one from dx and it's great quality. Also holds my iPhone in place so that I can take a quick glance at it and am able to read the song.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. daygoKid19 macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2008
    Orange County
  16. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    Wouldn't that disort the sound a little bit though, considering its a small radio signal? I'm interested but I'm not sure about that.
  17. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    Sound quality from Worst to best:

    Wireless FM Transmitter
    Wired FM Transmitter
    Cassette Adapter
    Bluetooth A2DP
    1/8" Aux In
    Dock Connector - the one a few posts up that is toyota-specific would work well.

    Also, I didn't think of this before, but something like this will work and probably be the lowest cost.
  18. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    In my 94 Camry I just installed a new head unit that has a USB connector I can plug a dock-connector cable in. Excellent investment. Also has bluetooth calling but I don't think that can be used for music.
  19. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
  20. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    Now that looks like a plan! Awesome! I ordered one that was for audio (You gave me a link to a video out? I have no clue)

    Apparently it comes from Hong Kong.. Well that'll be a good few weeks..


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