It all works fine. I use web radio and pandora the most. Cancelled Sirius. No point anymore having it. Tried mog for a free month but prefer spotify, so hopefully that app will come eventually.Can anyone share real world experience using BMW apps and iPhone 4.
What works or doesn't work ?
I'm amazed the dealer could not do a real demo of that option.
+1My only gripe with it is in order to switch from pandora to web radio you have to esnure each app is then active on the iPhone which is a PITA.
This makes little or no sense.Now I'm using BMW Apps. It's not that smart yet, but I think it has potential. I'm not using Facebook or Twitter on the car. Why should I do that in the car through iDrive? But I like the Web radio feature. Yes! It can be run on iPhone without connection with the car. Probably without BMW Apps option, you might be able to listen Web radio through USB connection or bluetooth. Like I said, it's not smart yet.
This is exactly what I did; station selection, searching, audio quality, etc. via iDrive. :thumbup:This makes little or no sense.
From what i can gather from your reply, you're not using BMW apps in the real sense. You're just using BT audio streaming and whatever audio happened to be active on the phone is routed to the car via BT audio. There is no station selection, no searching and so on via idrive.
Look at the video down the thread (#8) about Pandora and BT in http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595206&highlight=pandoraDo you need the cradle for Pandora? That option never pops up for me when I plug in via USB only. I only get the twitter/facebook crap.
Don't need the cradle. iPhone cable will work. Start the Pandora app, plug into your BMW via USB. The Pandora screen will read "Pandora ... BMW" and the Pandora logo will show up in your Connected Drive screen.Do you need the cradle for Pandora? That option never pops up for me when I plug in via USB only. I only get the twitter/facebook crap.