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Is there a way to connect Spotify or my music with using wires?

LaurenP Aug 6, 2018

  1. LaurenP

    LaurenP Active Member

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    Hi is there a way to connect Spotify or any music media on my phone without using the USB wire? I find the wire really messy and it really P me of when it's all over the place :redface:

    My friend Merc can do this via Bluetooth but when I connect my phone via Bluetooth I can't access my music (i.e Spotify, Google music and other music platform etc)

    Appreciate everyone's help :)
     
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  3. Kuku

    Kuku Active Member

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    You should be able to do via Bluetooth. Check your connection manager and make sure the phone is showing under ‘Media’ heading IIRC
     
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  4. LaurenP

    LaurenP Active Member

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    It's not working I can't hear anything :(
     
  5. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    you android or iphone?

    Or blackberry? :cower:
     
  6. Foshiznik

    Foshiznik Member

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    Go to media > Bluetooth and it should be there. Press play on Spotify and viola! Just make sure the volume is up on your phone and car


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  7. LaurenP

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    When I go into media it just shows WiFi settings.
     
  8. LaurenP

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    Android :)
     
  9. Foshiznik

    Foshiznik Member

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    I’m not in my car so doing this by memory but I click to the bottom right option (on the buttons not screen - as in below radio) and I keep clicking it to get to Bluetooth, cd, MMI, USB, etc.


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  10. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    i think what most people dont know is that on bluetooth you have to set bluetooth audio on music and hands free. Make sure both options are ticked in the mmi menus.

    As another test if you got the bluetooth 'connected' play a youtube clip does that work?
     
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  11. Foshiznik

    Foshiznik Member

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    Also works on Facebook when you play a video.


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  13. LaurenP

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    That's what I see I'm connected to MMI already so why does it keep telling me to connect? WiFi.?? I don't have WiFi lol
     

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  14. LaurenP

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    How do I turn this on? I just tested on YouTube and I can't hear anything on my phone
     
  15. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    can you make bluetooth calls (hearing and speaking)?
     
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  16. LaurenP

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    Yh that works like normal. I can call on my virtual **** pit and I can hear from the car audio
     
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    Why is cockpit censored???
     
  18. Schizophonic

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    because you said a bad word.

    Ummm you got an MIB2 however I only have an MIB1. I can't show you the correct settings but you need to right on your job dial on the connectivity settings to make sure both telephone and media is enabled.

    I only know this because on my brother a4 8W i've found the setting when I was in the passenger setting my spotify to play on his car.
     
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  19. Foshiznik

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    If you go to Bluetooth settings it has a list of things you can do like calls, texts and audio. The calls will say enabled but the others may not so just need to enable them


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  20. Rideen

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    Off-topic: LOLOLOLOL, sorry but this was too funny to miss out commenting on. :haha:
     
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  21. Chris43

    Chris43 Well-Known Member Team Nano Grey Audi A3 S-line owners group

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    I believe Spotify needs Android Auto to connect to the MMI, this is why you need the USB lead. If you load music files onto your phone (e.g. MP3) you should be able to stream these via bluetooth
     
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  22. LaurenP

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    I do not see the Bluetooth settings anywhere I'm going insane this heat is not helping too :(((
     
  23. LaurenP

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    Are you 100% sure? Why people Aya you can then? I'm confused lol
     
  24. Adam14

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    You can definitely play Spotify through Bluetooth (albeit the volume seems a lot lower than through android auto). Make sure on your phone for the bluetooth connection to your car you've allowed access to media etc. I get it working by pairing the phone to the car, and then clicking on the media option on the MMI. Then choose Bluetooth player and it plays. Hope that helps?
     
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  25. LaurenP

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    Thank you but I cannot find the Bluetooth settings on the MMI. Where is it located at? I search everything :(
     
  26. Adam14

    Adam14 Buying more fuel... Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    I mean on your phone, under Bluetooth you should be able to access settings for each connection, under there it has various toggles for items such as "Media, Calls, Messages" etc which is what allows your car to access these things. Make sure these are all turned on. Then access the media option on the MMI.
     
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  27. Chris43

    Chris43 Well-Known Member Team Nano Grey Audi A3 S-line owners group

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    Does this method allow you to skip / repeat tracks etc via the steering wheel controls?
     
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  28. Chris43

    Chris43 Well-Known Member Team Nano Grey Audi A3 S-line owners group

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    Why not buy a short usb lead so it fits neatly away in the centre arm rest?
     
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  29. LaurenP

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    I do t see this option on my Samsung S8. I'm legit lost :rapture:
     
  30. davemk

    davemk Active Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Audi A3

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    From memory, get in the car and pair your S8 to the car via Bluetooth.

    Swipe down on your S8 and open bluetooth. You should see the paired device (Audi mmi). There should be a settings option, which if you open that, allows you to select what share via BT.
     
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  31. Adam14

    Adam14 Buying more fuel... Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Yes!
     
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  32. LaurenP

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    Sorry for the late reply. As you can see attached photo. I have ticked all the boxes on my phone but I still can't hear anything on my phone and car audio :(
     

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  34. LaurenP

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    I'm going insane... This is really getting on my nerves. :(
     
  35. Foshiznik

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    Ill take some photos when I’m in my car later this evening


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  36. LaurenP

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    Thank you Foshiznik :)
     
  37. Adam14

    Adam14 Buying more fuel... Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    I can do the same, I'll.check my S3

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  38. Tom.H

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    I always found the sound to be a bit pants over Bluetooth compared to via cable.
     
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    Thank you Adam!
     
  40. davemk

    davemk Active Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Audi A3

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    Go to the MMI Connection Manager. Look for the BT Audio Player. That should list your phone. If it doesn't, you need to assign your phone as the audio player.
     
  41. LaurenP

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    As you can see it's connected. I can't hear anything.
     

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  42. LaurenP

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    And this is my volume keys on my phone
     

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  43. Schizophonic

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    So that 'BT Audio player' is set from your phone so that in theory is set to be working. What happens when you push right on the dial stick?
     

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