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Offline K77NAN

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Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:47:56 pm »
So I've always hated the fact I can't play music from my phone on the Blue&Me system, as it is all in the cloud on Google Play.....a poor oversight in my opinion! I've been looking at various headunits with Mirrorlink capability, but really didn't want to alter the standard stereo look....then it clicked! All I need is a bluetooth reciever, which can be plugged into the Aux socket. So a quick look on ebay, and I found one that seem like it would do the trick (for less than 7 quid!)

It turned up yesterday, and is only the size of a matchbox. has a USB input for charging, and a 3.5mm output, and both leads are included (albeit short)...I was worried my phone wouldn't be able to connect to this and the Blue&Me at the same time (so I could still make and recieve calls), but having tested it, it all works perfectly and I can now control my music from the Google Play app on my phone!

I will be taking the centre console out at some point so I can hide all the bits and tap into the wiring underneath so none of it will be visable. I'll try to remember to take some picture when I do, and make a little how to guide if anyone is interested.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200968311264?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

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    Offline J_a_m_e_s

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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 02:39:23 pm »
    Cheaper, smaller and less messy...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stereo-Bluetooth-Receiver-Adapter-Speaker/dp/B00EI3SQ0Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388327807&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Able®+USB+Bluetooth+3.5mm+Stereo+Audio+Music+Receiver+Adapter+for+Speaker+iPhone+Mp3
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 06:36:10 pm »
    Cheaper, smaller and less messy...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stereo-Bluetooth-Receiver-Adapter-Speaker/dp/B00EI3SQ0Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388327807&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Able®+USB+Bluetooth+3.5mm+Stereo+Audio+Music+Receiver+Adapter+for+Speaker+iPhone+Mp3

    Does this plug into the usb port in the car, then you can play music through the speakers?

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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 06:47:16 pm »
    Its the same as above, plug the Bluetooth dongle into the USB for power then plug the aux cable into the dongle and into the headphone jack (next to the USB). Hope its connects to your phone and away you go.
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 03:34:39 pm »
    Anybody used this cheaper on with an iphone 5?
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 03:45:07 pm »
    No but I did try the one in the first post a while back and the only word comes to mind is sh*t.
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 04:13:22 pm »
    Fair enough. Rarely have music on anyway! Got a tetrax holder today one of the magnet ones. There really good.
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 05:44:13 pm »
    No but I did try the one in the first post a while back and the only word comes to mind is sh*t.

    In what way? I only picked that on the basis of the sellers feedback, and so far it's working perfectly for me. Connects straight away whenever I turn it on, a strong clear signal, and hasn't dropped connection once :thumb:
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 06:20:19 pm »
    Fair enough. Rarely have music on anyway! Got a tetrax holder today one of the magnet ones. There really good.

    Just has a look at the Teteax holders... what a great idea... which one did you get ?
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 11:24:16 pm »
    Very low quality sound with mine, not bad if you don't mind it quiet but once you crank it up its awful.
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 12:15:50 pm »
    Anybody used this cheaper on with an iphone 5?

    I'm using this one, no problems at all,simple plug & play no sound problems that I can notice, hands free calling and recieving works via blue & me with no probs so all in all well worth the money, took over a week to arrive from china though
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 09:25:29 am »
    The amazon one say's its not available anymore, also I only have a usb port and not a mini jack input, any idea's?
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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 04:53:16 pm »
    I bought this one! Very good quality too! And a nice short AUX cable so nice and tidy!

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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 07:56:59 pm »
    I have a 2015 abarth which I just got today and it looks like it doesn't allow you to stream music via bluetooth. it's 2015 and nearly all cars from 2012 has it. Why doesn't the abarth?

    Will I need to buy what you linked to play music via bluetooth?

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    Re: Want to stream music using bluetooth?? Here's how!
    « Reply #14 on: January 14, 2016, 01:35:56 pm »
    I have a 2015 abarth which I just got today and it looks like it doesn't allow you to stream music via bluetooth. it's 2015 and nearly all cars from 2012 has it. Why doesn't the abarth?

    Will I need to buy what you linked to play music via bluetooth?

    Yes, you will.

    I find it easier to plug my phone into the USB, which works. Charges then, as well. iPhone 6S Plus.
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