Play Pandora via Bluetooth in Car?Support

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  1. Unseen

    Unseen Member

    Is it possible to use the car and phone bluetooth option to play music from the phone (like Pandora) through the car speakers?

    My car has bluetooth and I've already paired my phone. Just curious.

  2. nunyazz

    nunyazz Well-Known Member

  3. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Active Member

    Yea. I've done it a few times. I just wish Pandora's bit-rate was higher, but what can you expect with streaming radio over a cellphone using Bluetooth to transmit to a car. It's kind of amazing if you think about it.
  4. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Active Member

    Wait, now that I think about it, is your head-unit an aftermarket Bluetooth head-unit, or is it a stock system that has hands free built in? If it's the first, then probably yes. If it's the second, then probably no.

    If you can play mp3 files from your phone through Bluetooth in your car, then Pandora will work.
  5. sfd0124

    sfd0124 New Member

    That is all I listen to now in my new Kia, love it. A call comes in and the music pauses. Even when on navigation the music will pause, the directions will play over the sound system, then back to Pandora. Science fiction compared to 10 years ago.
  6. 3cutiger

    3cutiger Well-Known Member

    At least I know someone else is using more data than I am, trying to stay off Verizon's top 5% list ;)

    Just kidding.

    It really is amazing you can stream music via your phone.
  7. Leonard1818

    Leonard1818 Well-Known Member

    I have an aftermarket cheap-o radio in one of my cars. It's a Clarion CZ509. I have set everything up and I can stream Pandora via bluetooth. I think it sounds fine (not great, fine).

    My only gripe is, I used to actually be able to advance the song using the >> button on my radio interface. It was awesome!

    Now, I can't do that anymore... I dunno if it was an Android update or a pandora update that broke that ability :(
  8. Unseen

    Unseen Member

    My radio is stock and I paired my phone, but cannot get Pandora coming through the speakers when BT is enabled.
  9. lsranchjvg

    lsranchjvg New Member

    My car is new and has Bluetooth capability built-in. My cell calls work just fine over the system, but even though I have the Bluetooth option selected in the Pandora settings, the Pandora music only comes from the phone speaker not the car speakers. Is there something I need to buy? I don't want any aftermarket products to interfere with the car's built-in bluetooth, so I'm not sure what to do. The music should come over the car speakers, right? I mean, it just seems that it would use the same Bluetooth connection as with phone calls. Right?... Any ideas? Thanks!

    Update: since posting the above message, I learned that although I have Bluetooth capability in my car for phone calls, it's not capable of streaming audio via Bluetooth. (No A2DP?) :( I'll try the AUX connection. Thanks again.
  10. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

    Yep you need the a2dp profile in your stereo too.
  11. lilbrina10

    lilbrina10 New Member

    is ad2p and a2dp the samething
  12. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

    Yes. A2DP stands for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile.
  13. lilbrina10

    lilbrina10 New Member

  14. geperezg

    geperezg New Member

    I have a similar error related to what is discussed above, here is whats different:

    I can actually play audio files over bluetooth on my car (when paired as a bluetooth device) , I can also get voice (when paired as a hands free). However, I can't get Pandora to transmit sound to the has the same issue.

    I previously had an iphone that worked just fine with all sound applications. Is there some update or some compatibility issue Im missing?
  15. sherae

    sherae New Member

    I was having issues with getting music to play but I could get my phone calls to work didnt see it addressed on here as I knew my stereo had the right capabilities. Seems that if you go to the settings on your phone for Bluetooth and you select the paired phone there's an option for phone audio and another for music audio..they both have to be selected. Once I did that mine finally worked

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