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      05-14-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Spotify iPhone app and F20

I have the iDrive, none nav as such:


I also have the Y cable on order from BMW on delivery.

Has anyone with the same configuration as me tried the iPhone spotify app? Could you tell me what does / doesnt work?

Track selection on screen
Next / prev buttons on screen
Next / prev buttons on steering wheel

I'd love for spotify to work with the system- but i just dont think it will
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      05-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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Don't have those options but we do use Spotify from my girlfriends IPhone, plugged in using a simple Aux cable, and that works.

Obviously no track selection through the iDrive though.

As spotify is streaming the music, there are no tracks phisically on the device for the car to display, so the only way it would work would be if the iDrive software has some specific spotify integration built in.

Can't say for sure, but i would be very suprised if it did.

Shame, otherwise i would never have to spend another penny on buying music ever again, lol.
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Sorry for not contributing to your question, but you don't need the Y-cable. The F20 is given all functionality with the ordinary white Apple cable
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The ipod touch and Iphone dont work in mine through the Apple cable.
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The ipod touch and Iphone dont work in mine through the Apple cable.
This is what my dealer also told me...
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The ipod touch and Iphone dont work in mine through the Apple cable.
Ok. Probably depends on the options you have tiked in the infotinment section.
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I have the iDrive, none nav as such:


I also have the Y cable on order from BMW on delivery.

Has anyone with the same configuration as me tried the iPhone spotify app? Could you tell me what does / doesnt work?

Track selection on screen
Next / prev buttons on screen
Next / prev buttons on steering wheel

I'd love for spotify to work with the system- but i just dont think it will
I have the same configuration, Radio professional and Apple Y-cable, and use the Spotify app a lot! In additions I have a Brodit dash mount installed. The app works well over the external audio source but not as smooth as iPod. For example it is not possible to see Spotify playlist on the iDrive screen, you have to touch the iPhone to browse Spotify.

What you can do is touch the scroll wheel on the right side of the multifunctional steeringwheel, press once and the Spotify app goes one song next > for some strange reason this function has stopped working for a few weeks, and after double clicking homecreenbutton on my iPhone and go left to volume controls does not show Spotify controls any more, but just the standard ipod. Anybody some help on that one?

If you need some help or pictures let me know. If anyone knows how to integrate Spotify playlist into the iDrive menu let me know!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iBeech
I have the iDrive, none nav as such:


I also have the Y cable on order from BMW on delivery.

Has anyone with the same configuration as me tried the iPhone spotify app? Could you tell me what does / doesnt work?

Track selection on screen
Next / prev buttons on screen
Next / prev buttons on steering wheel

I'd love for spotify to work with the system- but i just dont think it will
Same config an yer it works mate !
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Same config an yer it works mate !
What works mate, the Playlist in iDrive screen?
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I have the same configuration, Radio professional and Apple Y-cable, and use the Spotify app a lot! In additions I have a Brodit dash mount installed. The app works well over the external audio source but not as smooth as iPod. For example it is not possible to see Spotify playlist on the iDrive screen, you have to touch the iPhone to browse Spotify.

What you can do is touch the scroll wheel on the right side of the multifunctional steeringwheel, press once and the Spotify app goes one song next > for some strange reason this function has stopped working for a few weeks, and after double clicking homecreenbutton on my iPhone and go left to volume controls does not show Spotify controls any more, but just the standard ipod. Anybody some help on that one?

If you need some help or pictures let me know. If anyone knows how to integrate Spotify playlist into the iDrive menu let me know!
pictures please, a video of operation would be great!
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Seen this? http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569690

Seems that there is an app for our problem, but for Jailbroken iOS only.
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Here is my configuration:
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Here is my configuration:
Great video- thanks.

How have you achieved this?
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      05-15-2012, 06:00 AM   #14
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Standard BMW Y-cable and Brodit Dash Mount (not the BMW F20 one, but a standard more flexible Brodit).

I do have the issue that I cannot read playlist in the iDrive screen. It does show the current playing song in Spotify. Since the last iOS update i cannot go to next in spotify using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel (?).

My iPhone does not show spotify in the quick access menu (double tab homescreen and go left), but only shows iPod when attached to the Y-cable. In the past I could hit the scroll wheel and go next, but that stopped working.

I dont have a jailbreak Iphone and like to browse spotify using the multifunctional steering wheel...... HELP
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lol..

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Hi guys,

I just received my new 120d a couple of days ago with Navi Business which has the same handsfree system as the Radio Professional - which means no combox is available.
I've just bought the y-cable to test whether Spotify will work (at least to skip to the next song in a playlist) and the only thing I can do is play tracks, but nothing is shown on the screen of the iDrive system.

Do you have any news regarding the Spotify compatibility through the y-cable?
Did any of you figure out how you can navigate through the Spotify playlists with the buttons on your steering wheel?

I'd really appreciate sharing your experiences.
Many thanks!
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      08-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #18
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Since a couple of updates ago Spotify via iDrive is limited to showing the played song and select next song (by pressing the wheel on the steeringwheel).

You can see the currently played song by first attaching the Y-cable to the iPhone and than select "iphone" in the external music carrier option. Otherwise it will select the iPod by default. Than select 'currently selection' in the iDrive menu and you can see the played song on the central display.

Strangly I can only press next during Spotify Radio, and not while browsing in my own playlist. Anyone tips on that one?
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      08-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #19
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I use spotify in my car via bluetooth. I can see the title of the track that is playing on the iDrive screen and I can select Next and Previous. It works really well. I can do everything except selecting a specific song on the iDrive screen.
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Hi Guys,

Just to inform you about something that I found out just today after a year..

You CAN use the arrows on the dashboard radio panel to go to next/previous in Spotify using the y-cable for your iPhone. This is a big help because previously I selected next or previous via the iPhone screen.

Also the strange thing is that I am able to select next by pressing the scroll wheel on the steeringbwheel, but only in Spotify section 'radio'. Not while playing regular playlists..

Any other / different experiences?

Still no full integration in iDrive but let's hope they are working on that!
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Sorry for being slightly off topic ...
Everytime i try playing spotify (or radio for that matter) through my iphone it starts but then is quickly interrupted by the ipod starting to plat the first song in my library even though i try and force cancel the ipod it keeps doing it - driving me crazy.

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Annonce knows how to stop this?
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