Originally Posted by jhbodle
Old thread I know, but I searched for this - I don't know if the old 2007 iDrive is different to the new one in this respect, but I just tried Spotify on my iDrive and the track buttons work and it shows the track title on the screen.
I wasn't expecting it to work but was pleasantly surprised when it did! No Jailbreak, just connected with the standard USB Y cable. Brilliant!
Good catch. I just noticed the same thing yesterday on my '11 iDrive. The steering wheel controls now work and the artist shows up on mine, too. Awesome!