Playing Radio on iPhone (iHeart, AOL etc) in the car

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphonetester, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. iphonetester macrumors member

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    I have installed iPhone integration kit in my car. It has a dock connector that automatically allows to charge the phone and play iPod. However I am trying also to listen to app radios. Whenever I load the app and trying to start the radio it says Dock Connected and I cannot hear any sound. I tried multiple radio apps, surprisingly Sirius App works fine.

    Anyone knows how to get around this problem, or these radio apps just cannot function with the integration kits

    Thanks
     
  2. outphase macrumors 65816

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    iHeartRadio and Pandora work fine for me. I notice that iHeartRadio is pretty low in volume compared to the iPod or Pandora, though. Try turning up the volume on your car output.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    Does it work when you're playing music from your iPod?
     
  4. iphonetester thread starter macrumors member

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    But are you connecting the iPhone using audio cable? I can hear the music through the car stereo when I connect through the headphone jack, but not when just dock cable is connected
     
  5. outphase macrumors 65816

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    I use an FM transmitter that connects via dock connector.
     
  6. wingsabr macrumors 6502

    wingsabr

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    I might be able to help here. I have a pioneer head unit that has a usb in my glove box to which I keep an iPod cord attached. When I want to hear Pandora, I must go to the iPod first and begin playing any song, then click the home button to come out and go click into the Pandora app. Then it will slowly dim the iPod music and bring up whatever I clicked on Pandora and I can control Pandora from the phone.

    Note: If I happen to press forward on the radio, it will skip to the next song on the iPod, not Pandora because Pandora can't be controlled by the radio.

    Hope this helps
     
  7. iphonetester thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for this tip. I will try this out and let you know
     
  8. Truckondo macrumors member

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    If you have bluetooth enabled you can output any audio from the iphone to the car stereo. I have tried it with Pandora as well as the fart app.
     

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