Use Bluetooth on the car to stream music from iPhobne

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  1. apple4kim macrumors member

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    I have a 2006 Acura MDX. It's got bluetooth that I can use to hook up my phone, but it won't play music of my iphone. If I want to do that, do I have to install something to the car or to my phone.

    I hope I explained myself clearly, and I hope this is the right place to ask the question.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I'm no expert but I don't think you can play music through Bluetooth. I can't play through my Bluetooth headset. Don't you have a 3.5 mm jack on your car? I use that on mine. Although its in the glovebox so I've run a lead under the dash and carpet to reach the centre console tray where my iPhone lives in the car.
     
  3. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    What? Are you talking about NOT playing music through bluetooth THROUGH the car or in general??
     
  4. seven654three macrumors newbie

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    you cannot run it through the hands-free bluetooth that is used for phone calls in the acura. What you can do is use a bluetooth receiver with the 3.5mm aux jack in your Acura.

    I know because I have an Acura.
     
  5. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    You'll likely need to add something to the car to accommodate this. Most car BT setups are implementing only the Hands Free Profile (HFP) of the BT spec which allows you to make and receive phone calls.

    To play music your car must also implement the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) profile to stream music. Most do not do so.

    I use a device called the iSimple Gateway in two of our cars to integrate with the factory radio. These are great devices because the charge the phone and allow the radio controls to operate the iPod controls on the iPhone and display song title and track info on the factory radio. Not BT but works very well.
     
  6. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2012 Acura TSX and I stream my music, Pandora, Slacker radio, through bluetooth on my car.

    Not sure if this only started after a certain (car) year but it does work because I do it everyday.
     
  7. 3282868 macrumors 603

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    I have a 2011 Infiniti G37xS and I can use my iPhone 4 and now 4S to stream A2DP Bluetooth to my system, and it displays the track, artist and time on my navigation system. It's hardware related, there's no way to do this without having the proper hardware for your car. There are after market Bluetooth systems that can be installed, but most are only for handsfree and I don't know if they integrate with the systems audio as most are simply one speaker mounted in the vehicle with an activation button on your console. The other option is going with an Alpine or such full system that may support handsfree and A2DP Bluetooth profiles, but you're talking about $1k+ for parts and labor.

    I also use Siri through my cars bluetooth to change tracks, text, and write emails handsfree. :)
     
  8. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    Should have said 'most cars older than 2010' don't implement A2DP :)
     
  9. apple4kim thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, Acura fellow owner! It's good to talk in the same language. :)



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    Thanks a lot! This is really helpful. I'll try your solution. :)
     
  10. ZCherub macrumors 6502a

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    If you're up for replacing your head unit anyway, Pioneer makes a good unit or two that allows you to keep your voice functionality w. bluetooth, and also has a port on the unit for your iPod/iPhone. Radio controls operate the device when connected, and track names, etc. appear on the head unit display. Not full bluetooth streaming, but pretty nifty.
     
  11. apple4kim thread starter macrumors member

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    good suggestion. thanks!
     
  12. nialle40 macrumors newbie

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    I can stream music wireless fine using a bluetooth adapter which is the viseeousa 1000 connected to my 30 pin cable.
     

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