F20 iPhone music streaming options??

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Tay120d
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F20 iPhone music streaming options??

Post by Tay120d » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:39 pm

Having just upgrade my e87 to a 2013 f20 120d sport today I was under the impression that as the car had Bluetooth for to make calls it would stream music from my iPhone X as well.after doing some research on here it seams that my car doesn’t have this option. What would be the best way to get my iPhone to stream music using Bluetooth???
at the moment iam using the aux option and charging the phone with the usb cable under the arm rest. Cheers Paul.

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Re: F20 iPhone music streaming options??

Post by mikesmith2939 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:25 am

Have a look in the coding section.

It may be possible to get yours coded for streaming.

I did my F30 using the Bimmercode App and dongle.

Total cost was around £50, and I can code other options.

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Re: F20 iPhone music streaming options??

Post by Chrome Dome » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:41 am

I have gone back to plugging my iPhone into the armrest when streaming from Amazon music, Bluetooth seemed to degrade the quality and gave very limited controls. I could only continue playing the current track or skip forwards/backwards, I had to use the phone to change playlists or artists.
Plugging in with USB gives me full controls to search or change selections via the steering wheel buttons plus album artwork, quality and volume also seem better.
A much better experience for the minor hassle of lifting the armrest for me, not sure if Spotify or Apple Music have the same issues.
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Re: F20 iPhone music streaming options??

Post by mikesmith2939 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:59 am

I only stream whats on my phone.

I get the option to select playlists etc and it displays artwork

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