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      07-15-2019, 07:16 PM   #45
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Hm - never knew about the itunes thing. Right now quality etc is fine, just can't use the steering wheel controls so it's basically a really expensive bluetooth receiver.

I guess it makes sense, I use it to play spotify mostly, wondering if the skip/forward will work with spotify as it seems this is optimized for itunes since it makes it look like an "ipod"?

Will give it a shot and see...
you must download itunes and have one song on it. I don't use itunes anymore and mine keeps playing this one song from blink 182 (lol) whenever I start the car. I got annoyed and deleted itunes and now spotify won't work to show song info OR change songs via the steering controls.

Added itunes back, and boom. problem solved.

I'm just going to delete the songs and add a sound file that's completely silent to mitigate this stupid auto play issue.
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There are some less expensive units out now but I haven't tried any of them myself.

The Bovee I have in both our cars (BMW & Mini) are working great still. I saw a note in another thread that to have the wheel controls work you have to have at least 1 song synced through I tunes.
Hm - never knew about the itunes thing. Right now quality etc is fine, just can't use the steering wheel controls so it's basically a really expensive bluetooth receiver.

I guess it makes sense, I use it to play spotify mostly, wondering if the skip/forward will work with spotify as it seems this is optimized for itunes since it makes it look like an "ipod"?

Will give it a shot and see...
Same here. Don't know about it, had only a few songs & got really tired of the auto play putting on Thievery Corporation over & over. Deleted all the tracks and now no steering wheel buttons w/ Pandora. I'll have to reload iTunes and a few tracks... see if that fixes it.
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      07-16-2019, 05:58 AM   #46
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I was more after something that shows the title of the song on the screen. Not really fussed about the steering wheel controls besides maybe volume. Are there any alternatives that do this?
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      07-16-2019, 09:22 AM   #47
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you must download itunes and have one song on it. I don't use itunes anymore and mine keeps playing this one song from blink 182 (lol) whenever I start the car. I got annoyed and deleted itunes and now spotify won't work to show song info OR change songs via the steering controls.

Added itunes back, and boom. problem solved.

I'm just going to delete the songs and add a sound file that's completely silent to mitigate this stupid auto play issue.
Amazing, thanks for confirming! Will give it a shot and report back in the coming days.
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      07-16-2019, 09:49 AM   #48
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I was more after something that shows the title of the song on the screen. Not really fussed about the steering wheel controls besides maybe volume. Are there any alternatives that do this?
Not to my knowledge. I know the Bovee and tune2air does it only because it tricks the system into thinking there's an ipod plugged in. Most other BT receivers don't try to emulate an ipod, ergo it won't show song titles.
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      07-17-2019, 03:47 AM   #49
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Not to my knowledge. I know the Bovee and tune2air does it only because it tricks the system into thinking there's an ipod plugged in. Most other BT receivers don't try to emulate an ipod, ergo it won't show song titles.
Great - thanks. Looks like I'll just have to get it
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      07-22-2019, 10:49 AM   #50
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Anybody tried the Invery Airdual 300B? It looks exactly the same as the Tune2air but has an additional red button. I have a Tune2air and it constantly kept stopping playing for no reason.
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      07-22-2019, 08:26 PM   #51
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Looks like the same unit. I don't see a red button tho.
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      07-23-2019, 06:45 AM   #52
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good day gents,

i would like to know which one i should get. car has the following:
S644A Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S663A Radio BMW Professional
S6FLA USB/Audio interface
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so its got BT, MULF2, Prof radio, usb & aux. thanks.
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Not sure which one these days. I have a Tune2Air & Bovee which works fine. There are other options now as well.

Here is one from a google search

https://bmwstream2air.com/?gclid=Cjw...RoCIRUQAvD_BwE
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red button

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      07-24-2019, 06:57 AM   #55
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Pic of the unit with red button...
Wonder what it does?
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      07-25-2019, 05:40 AM   #56
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Wonder what it does?
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      07-25-2019, 08:21 PM   #57
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      07-26-2019, 02:48 PM   #58
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Wonder what it does?
Isn't it just an LED? Mine has a blue LED, not quite the same shape but nearly in the same spot...
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      08-01-2019, 02:56 PM   #59
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I received mine last week. The instructions say the button should be up for the iOS "advanced" mode. For Android devices it should be down. We're an Android family, and it works very well with our phones. Streaming from Google Play Music or downloaded Spotify songs sounds great an the steering wheel controls work to advance or go back.
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Good to hear. I reinstalled iTunes yesterday and now my steering controls work again. Good times.
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      08-30-2019, 04:41 AM   #61
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i found this. hopefully comes soon. and not a bad price. hope it works.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Y-8PIN-USB-...72.m2749.l2649
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Amazing, thanks for confirming! Will give it a shot and report back in the coming days.
As an update - yep, adding a single song to itunes on my phone allows me to now use the steering wheel controls with my Tune2Air. Had it for like a year and only now figured this out, oh well better late than never
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Good to hear. I reinstalled iTunes yesterday and now my steering controls work again. Good times.
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Amazing, thanks for confirming! Will give it a shot and report back in the coming days.
As an update - yep, adding a single song to itunes on my phone allows me to now use the steering wheel controls with my Tune2Air. Had it for like a year and only now figured this out, oh well better late than never
I have noticed that with the song loaded back to iTunes the connection when I'm first trying to connect my phone to play pandora is inconsistent. I have to connect it a few times before it plays.

When I had deleted iTunes it connected easily. I might try deleting it again to see if that helps. I think it might be some interference between iTunes and pandora.
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good day gents,

i would like to know which one i should get. car has the following:
S644A Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S663A Radio BMW Professional
S6FLA USB/Audio interface
vin:VL88530

so its got BT, MULF2, Prof radio, usb & aux. thanks.
help?

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I think they only make one type for the US market that fits your connections. It doesn’t look like they make the USB only connector anymore so get the one that fits your USB & audio I guess(?)
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