E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > BMW Coding > Can you stream music via Bluetooth?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
dado337
Second Lieutenant
10
Rep
210
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E90 335i AW M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Littleton, CO

iTrader: (0)

Can you stream music via Bluetooth?

Ok so when I have my phone connected Bluetooth and play a song on the phone I see a little sign on the top of my screen like a connecting simbol... So I figured there might be way to activate Bluetooth streaming music...
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
quantumx
Second Lieutenant
quantumx's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
280
Posts

 
Drives: Invisible
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Random

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dado337 View Post
Ok so when I have my phone connected Bluetooth and play a song on the phone I see a little sign on the top of my screen like a connecting simbol... So I figured there might be way to activate Bluetooth streaming music...
This might be useful:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454758
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
dado337
Second Lieutenant
10
Rep
210
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E90 335i AW M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Littleton, CO

iTrader: (0)

Oh thanks. I wonder if there is some coding that van be done to make it actually work...
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2011, 01:33 AM   #4
335i101
Lieutenant
335i101's Avatar
13
Rep
532
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i Coupe-sold
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ND

iTrader: (2)

I bought a blackberry Bluetooth receiver, plugs into "aux" in armrest, works seamlessly. Auto connects, when I get a call it stops the music and puts the call throughout the stereo. I think it was 30.00 or so.

By the way, I have the iPhone, point being that ANY cell with Bluetooth will work with this, doesn't have to be blackberry.
__________________
M3 Ashtray, M3 Windshield Wash Fluid, M3 Seatbelt buckle...have I impressed you yet.....and all these modds are from the 2017 model M3....
Appreciate 0
      04-19-2011, 02:12 AM   #5
d3l0n
I love the ///M3, but I want 550hp ///M5
d3l0n's Avatar
United_States
59
Rep
3,279
Posts

 
Drives: BMW330iE90
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I think i've succeeded accidentally doing this with my iphone over bluetooth. However, not purposely and the quality wasnt great. The quality sounded like it was playing from the external iphone speaker, but infact, over bluetooth through the car's speakers.
Appreciate 0
      04-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #6
SLBimmer
Private
0
Rep
77
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335xi Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #7
doyleon
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: BMW e90 Coupe Sport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Handsfree Hack job

Would this work as a handsfree?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bluetooth-...00914014499%26

My Bluetooth has stopped working and a new ULF & recode will cost 250+

When i listen to music via audio jack from iPhone and a call comes in i can hear the person through the speakers. Just seeing if anyone would recommend this as a boj job fix? Obviously the phone would need to be near by for microphone to pick up sound.
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
alexwhittemore
Lieutenant Colonel
24
Rep
1,697
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 Crimson 328i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doyleon View Post
Would this work as a handsfree?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bluetooth-...00914014499%26

My Bluetooth has stopped working and a new ULF & recode will cost 250+

When i listen to music via audio jack from iPhone and a call comes in i can hear the person through the speakers. Just seeing if anyone would recommend this as a boj job fix? Obviously the phone would need to be near by for microphone to pick up sound.
Definitely not, no. It will stream stereo audio in one direction. And for $8, there's not any chance in hell they've licensed codecs for the connection that don't suck, so it's basically guaranteed to sound bad.

You do have other, much cheaper-than-a-mulf options though.

Griffin makes the BlueTrip, which I wouldn't recommend unless you have the smoker's package with the lighter outlet right under the radio. If the lighter outlet is in the armrest, the mic won't be located well at all for calls.

Belkin makes this, which is slightly cheaper and much better set up for E90s. The puck-shaped button/mic unit can be located anywhere, while power and aux plugs are in the armrest. I'm pretty sure the button on the belkin can also be used to activate Siri, so that's a major bonus.

There are many newer threads on this to look for. Probably within the last 2-3 pages of this section, even.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #9
doyleon
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: BMW e90 Coupe Sport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Thanks Alex. I like the ok of belkin puc. For some reason it's 70 for uk and only 35 for you guys (US version) do you think there's any difference?
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #10
wfo777
Registered
0
Rep
2
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325xi
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Newhampshire

iTrader: (0)

Thx for the info
Appreciate 0
      07-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #11
ramzez
Registered
0
Rep
4
Posts

 
Drives: E93
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Hi,

I have iDrive with Navigaiton but Bluetooth Audio is missing on 2010 E93, i can connect iphone using usb and telephone is also working through BT, but was wondering if there is a software update which can enable bluetooth streaming ?

Thanks.
Appreciate 0
      07-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #12
cptcrunch
Captain Crunch
cptcrunch's Avatar
2
Rep
293
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335D
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cincinnati

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramzez View Post
Hi,

I have iDrive with Navigaiton but Bluetooth Audio is missing on 2010 E93, i can connect iphone using usb and telephone is also working through BT, but was wondering if there is a software update which can enable bluetooth streaming ?

Thanks.
No software update will offer than on a 2010. 2011.5 had the combox which can be retrofitted. Its easier/cheaper to buy a Blackberry Stereo Gateway, plug it into power and the aux in, and pair your phone.
__________________
2011 335D Space Grey, Black Leather Interior, ZSP, ZPP, ZCW, 6FL, Satellite Radio, Nav, Base Audio
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #13
clintonyang
Registered
0
Rep
2
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 330I
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

I have same question too. E90 330I

I have same question too.
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #14
ramzez
Registered
0
Rep
4
Posts

 
Drives: E93
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by clintonyang View Post
I have same question too.
Yeah basically you need to buy a refit box to enable which i guess can violate your warranty if you still have it. A cheaper option is just to buy a bluetooth streamer and plug it to the Aux input, but than if you pair to it you will not be able to use BMW Telephone BT integration since you can only use one Bluetooth at a time.

Another option is probably to get BMW to upgrade it, but i guess the cost is not worth it.
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #15
ramzez
Registered
0
Rep
4
Posts

 
Drives: E93
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

I have CIC Navigation and Bluetooth, so i don't need the fully retrofit, but i guess i need some part which has A2DP support.
Appreciate 0
      01-07-2014, 12:40 AM   #16
myculito
New Member
0
Rep
12
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 BMW 335d
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

I don't mean to wake a dead thread, but i'll do it anyway!

I have a 2011 335d, no nav, but it has the bluetooth. How do I know if this thing should be able to do bluetooth streaming audio?
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2014, 03:59 PM   #17
crypticc
Captain
United Kingdom
7
Rep
650
Posts

 
Drives: e92 M3 DCT + Comp
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Probably does not. Isn't combox the bluetooth streaming and other options.

I got it by mistake once on my 2007 335i. Dropped phone call and music merrily playing away. Sounded crap though
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:06 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST