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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:44 PM
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Album Art via Bluetooth Streaming?

Hello...has anyone had success in displaying album art when streaming via Bluetooth?

Album art shows up perfectly when connected via USB, but via Bluetooth I get only a generic placeholder on the screen.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:47 AM
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What are you streaming and with which device? When connected via USB, I cant get album art to work when using Pandora on an iPhone 4; it's hit-or-miss. However, it worked perfectly on my wife's phone (iPhone 4) before she upgraded Pandora earlier this year. Who knows. I do not have the navigation package.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:53 AM
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Hello...has anyone had success in displaying album art when streaming via Bluetooth?

Album art shows up perfectly when connected via USB, but via Bluetooth I get only a generic placeholder on the screen.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Album Art via Bluetooth is only possible with the NBT iDrive.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for your replies. I have a 2014 with the technology package (navigation, HUD, etc.) which I believe means I have the NBT, but I do not have album artwork via Bluetooth (or Siri, etc.).

From reading another thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=731185) I assume this means I do not have the latest firmware?

What are the chances that my dealer will upgrade the firmware? My recollection is that the dealer said the car would have Siri access, but since the car was a locate and not a factory build, it looks like the June 2013 build date means I missed the car coming with the latest firmware when I picked it up in September 2013.

Thanks in advance for any feedback ...
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:20 PM
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My understanding is that album art will work via bluetooth when you use pandora or itunes.
If I use bluetooth with Spotify I get default music pic.

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:30 AM
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I always the artwork with Itunes using USB or Audio but using other radio station apps, I do not get the artwork at ll but once I did see the artwork for that radio app (on my iphone 4s) while I was using the bluetooth audio - strange and then after that I have not seen it. I don't if that is the radio app problem or car

There are few abnormal things that with streaming music - like after the first song, it will disconnect the music by un-marking my phone though calls are always working. I have to reconnect it - has happened 3-4 times in last 6 months.

It is a BMW and so I expect weird things like this to happen - wish they were more reliable which is kind of oxymoron "reliable BMW"
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