I used to have a 64GB USB stick with my music on, now have a second phone with the Android OS and a 256GB microSDXC card in it which I have my music on and I use the Pulsar music Android Auto app to play back music whilst running google maps.
i'd wager that 99% of his music collection will be available on Spotify, just use that. Doesn't the g20 have spotify built-in so you don't even need phone data anymore?
yes - you're right , I thought new bmw had several years of free data services with their version of spotify included.Doesn't the g20 have spotify built-in so you don't even need phone data anymore?
you don't plug the card directly into the car, which may give better quality than android auto, but then have to rely on the head unit's music indexing/searching mechanism;now have a second phone with the Android OS and a 256GB microSDXC card in it which I have my music on
having dismantled them to remove stuck discs -alpine 630 changers have a spring suspended internal chassis and silicon dampers, you configure for the orientation too.£100 v a cheapo discman? Does it have special damping so it doesn't skip?
Spotify is a possibility, but requires data, etc.
Is there a limit to the size of USB a G20 can read? On my old S3 and current A6, I have to use a 32GB SD card formatted in FAT32. I’m hoping this isn’t an issue on a 2021 BMW?
Getting Spotify family would increase the cost by 50%, even though it is "only" another £5 a month.The BMW Spotify app requires a premium Spotify subscription to use (inlcuding Family as suggested above, which I what I use) It uses the inbuilt data connection so does not need a separate data contract, although I think after the initial 3 year period you would need to continue subscribing to the BMW connected service to continue with it.
My biggest complaint with it is that, unlike music thats stored locally, you are subject to the quality of the data connection and it leads to regular dropouts in some areas where there is no coverage. It doesn't always restart immediately when you are back in a covered area either. It's great when its working though.
Is the bmw connected tied to a particular service provider, or can you link it with whoever has best signal in your area (EE for us)My biggest complaint with it is that, unlike music thats stored locally, you are subject to the quality of the data connection and it leads to regular dropouts in some areas where there is no coverage.
If you are using Idrive internal spotify app, doesn't that restrict you to lower quality spotify music 128Kb/s, and you have to pay anually for their sim ? (which you would need to do for nav anyway) , but, if you use AA/CP this allows you to access 192Kb/s service, within the Bluetooth sound bandwidth limitations.
I find it annoying that inbuilt sound apps (like Polestar too) don't give you access to best quality streaming service options.