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Old 03-04-2012, 04:30 PM
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BMW Apps + Pandora

I'd like Pandora and its tuning options to appear on the tech screen on a 2012 or 2013 X3. I assume that this requires an iPhone.

Is this included in the BMW Apps option and does that option require the expensive navigation option?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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Pandora Connectivity is included in BMW apps. It does not require the Tech Package.
The Pandora connectivity is worth the price of BMW apps alone. I also use MOG quite a bit.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:08 PM
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Hi, According to the 2013 pricing guide in the top link of this page, BMW apps (6NR) requires the following: 6NR requires ordering 609 or ZTP. Both 609 and ZTP include the expensive navigation option.

Thus it does seem like the navigation option is required. Unless I'm missing something.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:36 AM
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Hi, According to the 2013 pricing guide in the top link of this page, BMW apps (6NR) requires the following: 6NR requires ordering 609 or ZTP. Both 609 and ZTP include the expensive navigation option.

Thus it does seem like the navigation option is required. Unless I'm missing something.
I stand corrected. I didn't think you needed Nav, but when I tried to configure it on the BMW site, it requires BMW assist and the Navigation system. Sorry
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:13 AM
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So does the bmw apps display give the same easy to use menu system + cover art that the iPhone Pandora app gives? Are there other features / reasons to add the navigation system apart from having navigation and Pandora? Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:20 AM
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So does the bmw apps display give the same easy to use menu system + cover art that the iPhone Pandora app gives? Are there other features / reasons to add the navigation system apart from having navigation and Pandora? Thanks!
You get an idrive like interface to pandora allowing u to thumb up/down, change stations, etc. I find it easy to use. On an x3 I think the ou other advantage of nav is that u get a bigger screen.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:13 AM
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You get an idrive like interface to pandora allowing u to thumb up/down, change stations, etc. I find it easy to use. On an x3 I think the ou other advantage of nav is that u get a bigger screen.

Can one voice command the radio to search for Pandora by saying, "search pandora"
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:33 AM
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So does the bmw apps display give the same easy to use menu system + cover art that the iPhone Pandora app gives? Are there other features / reasons to add the navigation system apart from having navigation and Pandora? Thanks!
In addition to the items you mentioned above, I also went with the NAV package to have enhanced GUI display in gauge display, wider screen and backup camera with top-view.

I expect I will be disappointed with the NAV system itself, but it was worth having the other options that come with it. Otherwise I would have skipped it and stuck with my Garmin.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:33 PM
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Can one voice command the radio to search for Pandora by saying, "search pandora"
Unfortunately voice commands don't work with pandora. One area that fords sync system beats BMW.
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