new ipod nano question

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  1. browniepodder macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    my friend would like to buy a new nano, but only if he can listen to the built in fm radio via a bluetooth speaker. I have read the manual and I can't find any reference to this feature. There is mentioned that you can listen to your music via bluetooth on your car radio, wireless speaker or bluetooth headset, but NOT while listening to the fm radio because you have to have earbuds connected it is stated in the manual.
    The cable of the earbuds acts as an antenna, I know, but could you just connect an audio cable (without connecting it to a speaker or anything else for that matter) and use that as an antenna? and then listen to the fm radio via a bluetooth speaker? Or is this impossible?

    thanks for your help,
    greetings
    B.
     
  2. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

    iPodJedi

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    It will work.

    Hello,

    I own the iPod nano 7th generation and I use my Jam HDMX mini bluetooth speaker all the time while listening to the radio, there are 2 options.

    1. Pair your nano with the bluetooth speaker then click "connect", plug your headphones or earbuds in and go to the music app and press play on a song and you will see a small button just right of the volume bar appear with the bluetooth symbol. Just press that and choose your speaker then go to the radio app and press play and it will work via bluetooth on your speaker.

    2. Use an AUX cord by plugging it into both your nano and speaker (it works although it wont be using bluetooth). It will use the AUX cable as the antenna.
    This will work for all nanos with radio (5th gen and up) even though they dont have bluetooth.

    Hope this was helpful. And good luck. I love my iPod nano 7.
     
  3. browniepodder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    Hi IpodJedi,

    I went to an apple store and had the opportunity to test it out :

    number 1 doesn't work, it switches immediately back to the earbuds/headphones.
    number 2 works, but it isn't bluetooth, just a speaker connected to the headphones jack.

    IN the meanwhile my friend had bought himself an ipod touch 5th gen, no more radio via bluetooth problems : he uses an app with streaming radio via wifi :)
    thanks for your suggestions and tips !

    greetings,
    B.
     
  4. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

    iPodJedi

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    Promise you it will work, i do it almost everyday with my Bluetooth speaker. U have to turn the music in the music app on 1st after enabling Bluetooth. Then you go to the radio app. Promise it will work
     
  5. browniepodder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry ,
    but yesterday I was in the apple store, wanted to buy an ipad air 32 gb(wasn't in stock) so I bought a bose Soundlink Mini instead:)
    tried with the store ipod nano and it didn't work.
    pairing with bose soundlink, starting a song on the nano, connecting with the soundlink then went to radio app : nothing (sound coming from earbuds instead)

    greeting,
    b.
     

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