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      04-19-2020, 04:13 PM   #1
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Does Spotify show on your iDrive?

Hi everyone

A few months ago I had my G29 in for service and was given a new G20 3 Series as a loaner. The first thing I noticed was that Spotify was listed under "Media" on the car - like on this guy's post https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...&postcount=589

It didn't work through CarPlay and didn't need a phone connected - it all seemed to work through the car's own internet connection and was built into iDrive.

I emailed BMW to see if this was available in the G29, and they said I'd need the 11.2019 software. I had 07.2019 at the time, so I put the car into the dealer for some unrelated iDrive issues and got it back with 11.2019 installed - but I still didn't have Spotify showing.

Have any of you guys got Spotify showing on your Z4's iDrive? Once lockdown is over I'm probably going to wander over to the dealer and see if they know anything more about it.
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Yes, I have got sw version 03/2020.31 - I don’t know if there is a difference between US and UK.

There may be multiple versions in a given month, so just 11.2019 may not be enough info for dealer.
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You need Connected Package Professional on your car to have the Spotify app in the menu.

Mine was there from new but disappeared after a trial subscription expired in Feb. I got the car update to 03/2020 by the dealer and it is now back, working without using my phone app.

Interestingly, my mates 520d has Spotify but it uses his phone and is not independent like mine. Obviously his is a lower level car with lower spec apps.
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You need Connected Package Professional on your car to have the Spotify app in the menu.

Mine was there from new but disappeared after a trial subscription expired in Feb. I got the car update to 03/2020 by the dealer and it is now back, working without using my phone app.

Interestingly, my mates 520d has Spotify but it uses his phone and is not independent like mine. Obviously his is a lower level car with lower spec apps.
Wondered about that as I don't have it on my phone. Had no ides where it came from. Thought possibly my daughter had set it up
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Thanks for the info everyone. I reset the iDrive back to factory settings today to try and resolve some misbehaving side mirrors, and Spotify appeared on my Media screen by magic! Works great.
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found this

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Just checked my car. Its seems i need the November software update for this to work.
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Just checked my car. Its seems i need the November software update for this to work.
BMW Connected doesn't work properly prior to the Nov 2019 Update. The only way to get the update as of now is to get the dealer to install it. Maybe someday OTA will work.

I signed up for Spotify and it sounds so much better than XM Radio. I only listen to Hair Nation on XM so I don't think I will keep it after the trial expires. Spotify is so much better.

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