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Old 12-04-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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If you want to feed your phone or ipod into your car, and it's a new car, what input(s) do the cars usually have?

They may also have Bluetooth, can you use that to send your audio?
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:50 PM
 
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If you want to feed your phone or ipod into your car, and it's a new car, what input(s) do the cars usually have?

They may also have Bluetooth, can you use that to send your audio?
I guess the inputs would vary from car to car, and certainly, you could check before you bought the car.
As for bluetooth? That's a snap, or at least it was for me. Just go to the setup function of your car radio while the bluetooth device is turned on. It'll take you through the process of pairing the devices.

The quality you get via bluetooth might not be as good as with a wired connection, if that kind of thing matters to you.
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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Usb, Aux port (headphone jack), Bluetooth.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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Usb, Aux port (headphone jack), Bluetooth.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:51 PM
 
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Possibility of RCA inputs on the back of the radio behind the dash.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:35 AM
 
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The most convenient one is USB on the front panel. Even my relatively cheap 2010 Corolla LE has a USB port in front, and Bluetooth. The USB port keeps whatever you plug into it charged, but Bluetooth does not. You can look at a bunch of head units that have USB ports, over at crutchfield, Amazon, and so on.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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i wonder if fone calls or intune/pandora/spotify can stream thru usb or is it just your mp3 library ?
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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i wonder if fone calls or intune/pandora/spotify can stream thru usb or is it just your mp3 library ?
It depends on the radio and what it can do. I have a new Kenwood aftermarket unit that has Apple Car Play. Plug in an IPhone to the USB cord and the car radio takes over. Text messages, phone calls, ITunes, Pandora, Spotify, etc., all from the radio's touch screen. Or, you can tell Siri what to do. Supposedly, you can also plug a flash drive into the connector and just load some music that way, although I couldn't get it to work, for some reason, but I didn't fool around with it too much. I was trying to listen to FLAC files, which the unit will supposedly play.

There's also a similar app installed on the radio for those who have an later model Android phone.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:19 PM
 
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It depends on the radio and what it can do. I have a new Kenwood aftermarket unit that has Apple Car Play. Plug in an IPhone to the USB cord and the car radio takes over. Text messages, phone calls, ITunes, Pandora, Spotify, etc., all from the radio's touch screen. Or, you can tell Siri what to do. Supposedly, you can also plug a flash drive into the connector and just load some music that way, although I couldn't get it to work, for some reason, but I didn't fool around with it too much. I was trying to listen to FLAC files, which the unit will supposedly play.

There's also a similar app installed on the radio for those who have an later model Android phone.
there is a radio station in another city i like to listen to that also simulcasts on their website. i currently listen to it via the cellular-fones web-browser and phono-plug connected to the dash unit but i wonder if it would work via usb ?
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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How many car stereos have an SD card??
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