Big things really do come in small packages thanks to BimmerTech's SmartView technology, a plug and play device (no coding needed!) that lets you make the most of your iDrive screen. The device operates via a WiFi connection, mirroring whatever page you are viewing on your smart phone and displaying it on the iDrive. Take advantage of Google Maps navigation and guided commands channelled through your speakers without having to look at your phone. Display your photo and video library on a larger screen. You can even play games and watch movies!
How does it work?
Once the device is installed you will need to hold down a button on the iDrive Controller, steering wheel, or radio face plate (the button location varies by BMW model) to see the SmartView Welcome Screen on your iDrive display. Simply connect to the WiFi network shown on the Welcome Screen and activate AirPlay/Miracast mode on your smart device to mirror your iPhone or Android phone to your iDrive screen. It's that easy! To enable audio, your SmartView device should be plugged into the AUX port, located either in the armrest or multimedia interface harness.
What do you need?
Please verify that your smart device uses Airplay Mirroring (iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, etc.) or Miracast (available in certain Android devices) wireless technology standards, which are compatible with the SmartView device.
SmartView requires a multimedia interface to connect to your iDrive. If you have already installed BimmerTech's Rear View Camera Retrofit (non OEM integration and non OEM) your system is ready to integrate SmartView. If not, you will need to add the multimedia interface option to your SmartView order. BimmerTech also offers customers that purchase SmartView with a multimedia interface the option to round out their purchase by adding the rear view and front camera easily and inexpensively.
Please note on Cars with Nav the SmartView will be displayed on the left 2/3 side of the Idrive screen as shown in this picture.
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