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Old 21-08-2018   #16
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[quote=Normy19;4352224]I have a 2011 Punto Evo GP and it also has just the USB with no aux - and apparently doesnít need the blue & me adaptor either. I have had the car 2 years and never been able to play music from my iPhone 6s with the original apple cable.

I have updated the blue and me to the latest software (what a faff on that was) and still no luck.

I gave up and decided to look for an alternative, and found a Bluetooth FM transmitter that plugs into the cigarette lighter and connects to your phone via bluetooth (you can connect your phone to blue and me and also the FM transmitter at the same time).

There is also a little button on the top of the fm transmitter that allows you to go to the next or previous track, all without touching your phone.

Itís great, I have Spotify playing through the speakers without any wires, changing songs when necessary and if a call comes through, the music pauses and the blue and me system takes over to let you accept, talk, end and then the music continues.

Google Maps, Waze, Apple maps all come through the speaker too.

I just keep mine plugged in all the time, and as soon as you start the car, you connect to the car and the transmitter and you have Spotify at your fingertips from the get go.


I've just ordered it now as 5.49 is extremely cheap so its definitely worth a gamble! Thank you for the link dude .
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Someone above provided a link to a product they claim is their solution to playing their music from their phone to the cars speakers. It can be classed as a solution because the two don't interfere with each other as the individual stated. It costs about the same as a USB or considerably less depending on the storage capacity and allows individuals like myself to play music which is stored on my phone and don't own any CDs/Albums I can burn the songs onto a USB.


At the end of the day for someone in my situation who pays for a service such as spotify and doesnt have a massive libary of music already pre downloaded id much rather look for a solution which allows me to utilise a service i pay for and enjoy rather than using my time to transfer music files to a usb.


So, youve given a solution, yes great, however it isnt a solution some of us want as its more of a hinderance retrospectively to us who use their phones daily for music.
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FM transmitters have been out for ages Ö.Years in fact so not a new idea
They do the job YES but the sound quality is very poor and there is a constant hiss like in the old days of cassettes
My head unit has wifi so I can also stream music but its a bit hit and miss on wifi reception.
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FM transmitters have been out for ages Ö.Years in fact so not a new idea

They do the job YES but the sound quality is very poor and there is a constant hiss like in the old days of cassettes

My head unit has wifi so I can also stream music but its a bit hit and miss on wifi reception.

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Yes there may be a little hiss when no music is being played, but once youíve got music on you cannot hear it at all. The sound quality is superb, just like listening to the radio. Bass is great too.

Donít knock it until youíve tried it itís a great cheap solution that saves time and effort, and if paying for a music subscription like many of us do now, a USB isnít an option.
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FM transmitters have been out for ages ….Years in fact so not a new idea
They do the job YES but the sound quality is very poor and there is a constant hiss like in the old days of cassettes
My head unit has wifi so I can also stream music but its a bit hit and miss on wifi reception.
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You should try using a phone, I have an amazon prime subscription and it buffers several songs ahead, that way even when the signal drops out for a mile or two the music keeps playing, I’m sure your fancy WiFi head unit should have a connection for a phone?
Makes it all a bit pointless carrying a 1Tb hard drive about with you tbh
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I have taken a look at my blue and me unit and taken some pictures for you to compare to your own, the unit sits In the top of the glove box area

You can check ou the serial numbers and the port type and see how it relates to your own.

As previously stated this all works fine, plug in iPhone 6s and it all works without any hassle at all.
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ALL my music is on my laptop [I'm a DJ as well] and my 1TB hard drive is backed up via wifi as soon as I add any tracks to the laptop the hard drive in the van receives the update as well providing my van is within range of my home router..So no need for any online music subscriptionsL
I use KODI as my music player in the van
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