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Streaming Pandora through my cars speakers?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stlcity, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. stlcity

    stlcity Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi all..Have a couple of questions about streaming music from the droid:

    . I have the Droid connected to the car by bluetooth so that all the calls come through the speakers. I tried playing pandora when it is paired with the cars bluetooth. But cannot get the music to stream through there. Was wondering if there is something I can do to stream the music through the speakers.

    . Also if I get an ipod dock for the car will I be able to use the droid to stream? (for use in cars that do not have bluetooth capabilities)

    Thank you

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Does your car support A2DP (stereo) Bluetooth? Or is it simply using "HFP" Bluetooth? Not an expert here, but I think I'm asking the right questions.
  3. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    An iPod dock?? iPod docks use the 30 pin connector that only iPods/iPhones use so that wouldn't work. Does your car support music streaming over bluetooth? If it's a Ford with SYNC then it should, some older bluetooth capable cars don't support it so that could be the problem. I have used Pandora over bluetooth in my Hyundai Genesis so I know it does work, just if your car supports it. I think it needs to have the A2DP profile.
  4. stlcity

    stlcity Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Its a camry hybrid. It is 2yrs old. So maybe not.....Thanks guys
  5. RadOD

    RadOD Newbie

    I've been looking into this too. Only thing I've found so far is a Motorola T605 or IHF1000 (Motorola Bluetooth
  6. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member

    The car does not have a 3.5mm jack? I just plug in my droid using a basic doubled-male ended 3.5mm cable and stream away. That would be an option for ya if you dont mind having the cord.
  7. boogerdroid

    boogerdroid Newbie

    does pandora stay connected while playing in the car though while driving? all it is using is 3g? doesn't it lose signal at all?
  8. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member

    I have never, and I mean never, lost signal with Pandora. I was nervous about this as well, but I have been nothing but impressed with the quality and availibility.
  9. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    I think it generally buffers faster than it plays, so even if you drop in and out of coverage for a few seconds it shouldn't affect the playback. It's worked pretty well for me.
  10. ggangi

    ggangi Well-Known Member

    I have been streaming Pandora using the Auxiliary jack in my car. The sound is incredible. Make sure you have the Pandora settings for high quality. It makes a difference. I do have an Eris not a Droid but I would think it would work just the same.
  11. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

    Works great with a Droid. I can go 40 miles without a single dropout (which, believe it or not, was not the case with XM).
  12. droid1234

    droid1234 Newbie

    ok i think i answered my ? i found on ebay there are aux to 3.5 adapters. would that mean i plug the aux to the back of my car radio and the plug the 3.5 to my phone and there should be sound? sounds easy if it works or not i don't know any ideas
  13. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

  14. rcourt529

    rcourt529 Well-Known Member

    I've been playing Pandora in my car via the BT on my deck for the past week and have nothing but positive things to say about it. On my deck, as you're switching through the sources (tuner, compact disc, ipod, aux, etc) there is an option called "BT Audio" and that is what I have been using and it works great and my favorite part: no wires involved. If you're really picky about sound clarity you may not like the BT connection, as it is no where near the clarity of a direct connection. So far i've had no signal loss while driving around town playing pandora and have found myself using my ipod less since purchasing my droid.
  15. DigitalHubris

    DigitalHubris Lurker

    I am having a problem getting my Sync to play nice with my Nexus One.
    I am running 2.1

    Phone will pair with the car for calls, but pressing the Voice button and then saying "Bluetooth Audio" does nothing.
    However, if on the phone you go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth Settings , the Sync icon will show that the phone is synced with the car, but the media is not.
    Then I touch the icon and it will dim, and then come back as showing the phone and media are connected.
    When that happens, the Music app then starts playing

    However, I want my music to start playing the minute I get into my car.
    Is there away to get the music app to start automatically without having to go into the Wireless settings?
  16. Winwinsted

    Winwinsted Lurker

    I have a 2009 VW CC with "volk-l" bluetooth and have been looking into the same issue. So far I have not discovered any solutions for Pandora. I noticed that the music player on my smart phone has an option for "via bluetooth." Unfortunately, I do not see such an option on my phone for Pandora. The sad part is, my car stereo was orginially configured for the 3.5mm jack and I had them install the iPod adaptor. Now I want to switch it back so I can plug my smart phone into the 3.5mm jack and no one knows how to reconfigure the pins on the back of the stereo to switch it back!!!!

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