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      12-13-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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I have a 2010 Z4 and I want to link my Android phone to the radio via bluetooth to listen to Pandora from my phone through the radio. I was able to link phone to radio but how can I get it so I can hear Pandora through the radio?
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      12-13-2016, 02:01 PM   #2
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in the idrive you can select the phone to be connected for phone, and audio connection. when it is paired you should see both icons.
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My phone is linked to idrive but I can't figure out to get Pandora to work
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      12-13-2016, 10:23 PM   #4
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Hmmm. I don't have music from my phone. I can do a phone call. Thats it.

I have an Android phone.
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      12-14-2016, 10:07 AM   #5
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I dont have iDrive but i can link my Android phone to my car via bluetooth. And apparently... i can only make phone calls but not stream music.

I guess i dont hv that feature to stream music.
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      12-14-2016, 10:19 AM   #6
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Bluetooth

Earlier versions of the Idrive did not come with the necessary soft/hardware to stream music from your phone to the stereo. Only phone calls. Later versions of the Idrive included the "combox" which allowed much more functionality including streaming music and even seeing enhanced graphics on the screen like album covers (for ipod/phone playlists).

There is a workaround for this (for earlier made cars 2009-2011) and that is buying a A2DP bluetooth adapter which plugs into the aux port into your center console. Some work better than others. You can do a search on this forum to see who likes what better.
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I'm able to stream in my 2011 from my Android... Have you ever updated the iDrive software?

Enter the last 7 of your VIN here and download the update file if not:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/con...re_update.html
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      12-16-2016, 06:59 PM   #8
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I'm able to stream in my 2011 from my Android... Have you ever updated the iDrive software?

Enter the last 7 of your VIN here and download the update file if not:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/con...re_update.html
After I enter my VIN, I get the page that says I will need a USB drive, the options in IDrive, etc. Then a Back to VIN button. The page doesn't display anything to download nor does it tell me there is no update available
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      12-17-2016, 05:04 PM   #9
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Only works on VIN's newer than March 2010. Didn't work on mine either. Build date too early.
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