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      12-22-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Help with Android and iDrive

I am a long time user of iPhone but live android and really want to make the switch.

Reporting here from F10 forum as I know there is more activity. I have a 2013 535.

I've tried a few devices... Samsung S4, Nexus 5, LG G2.... Kitkat and Lollipop OS and canny get music to play via USB as it does via the iPhone.

Is there actually a way to get the playlists and folders appear in iDrive when using an android device as it does like with an iPhone?

This is how i get it with iPhone
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      12-23-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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as far as i recall, you cant get folders/playlists to come up on iDrive using Android.

as far as i recall, you cant play music via USB cable. I havent really tried, I just play music through bluetooth
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      12-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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I have a 2014 428 w/ nav and this is what works with my LG G3 with a bluetooth connection:

I can play the music from my phone (MPG 1700 songs) with the song and artist info showing on my Idrive screen, I can control next & previous track w/ the car controls

I can play Pandora as well, however the difference is I do not get any song or artist info in the Idrive screen, but I can control next track/song with the car controls

Both play flawlessly in terms of sound clarity
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