Playing to car stereo via usb

  1. klop
    Cupcake Aug 21, 2014

    klop , Aug 21, 2014 :
    Hi all.
    I have searched forums and not really gotten an answer to :
    why dont my opo work together with my car stereo like my iphone 5s did ?
    When I hooked up my Iphone via usb to the car stereo I could control music ( audiobook) via car stereo controls.

    But my opo jyst says read error and only lets me use aux input and need to manage music on the phone not stereo controls.

    I seam to have read that android 4.1 supported this option but has been left out in later versions. ?

    any thoughts ?

  2. MtnBykr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 21, 2014

  3. saminpgh
    KitKat Aug 21, 2014

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  4. TowerParty
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 21, 2014

  5. thespectre
    Cupcake Aug 21, 2014

    thespectre , Aug 21, 2014 :
    bluetooth or aux means that you are using onboard sound processing. i am assuming op wants usb out so he can use an external DAC or his car stero dac instead of the phone dac

  6. poetzel
    Gingerbread Aug 21, 2014

    poetzel , Aug 21, 2014 :
    2 of the cars that I've used USB inputs in only recognize "iPod" format (whatever that is) and USB memory sticks. You would have to spoof one of these formats to get your deck to read the music files on the android device. (Camera protocol maybe?)

  7. Iseek1
    KitKat Aug 21, 2014

    Iseek1 , Aug 21, 2014 :
    what audio / music app are you using ?

  8. Iseek1
    KitKat Aug 21, 2014

    Iseek1 , Aug 21, 2014 :
    The ability to simply plug your phone into a car stereo via USB is one area where iOS devices still have an advantage over Android (as well as BlackBerry and Windows Phone) devices, even after the great Lightning connector scare of 2012.
    read the rest here under "USB is no longer an option (sort of...)" down the page a bit
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

  9. kaedee
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 21, 2014

    kaedee , Aug 21, 2014 :
    I usually use bluetooth to stream and control my music on my aftermarket unit, BT will also pipe game sounds to my unit. I will try to use the USB some time in the next few days though I am pretty sure you cannot play music out of the USB

  10. klop
    Cupcake Aug 22, 2014

    klop , Aug 22, 2014 :
    I'm using : Play Music, Music Player HD and Smart Audio Book
    My car ( cheap Korean tin can ) dont suport BT

  11. Iseek1
    KitKat Aug 22, 2014

    Iseek1 , Aug 22, 2014 :
    So, did you read the article in my previous post, the link to the article, you do have other options.

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    Aug 22, 2014

  13. klop
    Cupcake Aug 23, 2014

    klop , Aug 23, 2014 :
    Yes I read ... BT vi a aux ... but that dont let me control audio output on my carradio .. still need to manage audio via OPO

  14. chielmi
    Froyo Aug 23, 2014

    chielmi , Aug 23, 2014 :
    When using Bluetooth you can either control the music from the OPO, or from you car radio. The control you have from your car radio is limited to only going forward (or backwards) in the playlist and pausing / resuming playback. The playlist is on your preferred app on your OPO.
    For me that works perfect because the sound of my car radio is excellent (Renault Megane with Bose sound), but the audio controls are rubbish. This allows me to create one huge shuffle playlist on my OPO, play it on the car radio while being able to pause / skip tracks etc.

  15. klop
    Cupcake Aug 24, 2014

    klop , Aug 24, 2014 :
    Well .. I'm not so fortunate :)
    I do not have BlueTooth in my car ... but as the article mentioned a BT dongle to put in AUX port .... That will not allow you to manage audiofiles on the OPO

  16. allawi78
    Honeycomb Aug 24, 2014

  17. starfury
    Jelly Bean Aug 24, 2014

  18. kulskul_17
    Honeycomb Aug 24, 2014

    kulskul_17 , Aug 24, 2014 :
    the cheapest option IMO would be, is by using an FM transmitter.

  19. pavanattavar
    Cupcake Jan 5, 2017

    pavanattavar , Jan 5, 2017 :
    watching this thread along with some others, i wish OnePlus comes up with a way to play music from the phone via the USB cable. the quality of music is quite bad with any other method (Bluetooth / aux)

  20. T1511099274683
    Cupcake Nov 19, 2017

    T1511099274683 , Nov 19, 2017 :
    Yes, you can choose to play Audible Audiobooks on your phone and connect it to your car strereo through Bluetooth. Another alternative solution is to convert the Audible AA/AAX files to a common MP3 file, then you can transfer the MP3 to your Car Stereo for playback. I used to get the TunesKit Audible Converter to help you done that, it takes only a few clicks.