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      03-19-2015, 03:36 PM   #1
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Bluetooth Audio Standard in 2015 X1?

That's what I was told by the dealer. However, I can't seem to find a setting for it. I have the HK sound.
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      03-19-2015, 10:12 PM   #2
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Don't know about the 15, but on my 13, I access it from the media button on the iDrive controller. The choices are BT, USB on the center console and HD in the car.
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      03-19-2015, 10:42 PM   #3
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Thanks reps, but no iDrive here.
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I have the "Professional" headunit (standard) with no iDrive in my 2015 X1, and Bluetooth only connects with the phone for calls. For audio to be played from a phone you have to use the supplied connector cable BMW provides in the glove box. I feel this is a big "F-You" from BMW, especially because the adapter is a 30 pin adapter which requires a $30 lightning adapter for the iPhone; arrgghh!! You'd think the designers would have to go out of their way to make Bluetooth only work for phone calls but not audio!
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      03-31-2015, 10:12 AM   #5
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I have the "Professional" headunit (standard) with no iDrive in my 2015 X1, and Bluetooth only connects with the phone for calls. For audio to be played from a phone you have to use the supplied connector cable BMW provides in the glove box. I feel this is a big "F-You" from BMW, especially because the adapter is a 30 pin adapter which requires a $30 lightning adapter for the iPhone; arrgghh!! You'd think the designers would have to go out of their way to make Bluetooth only work for phone calls but not audio!
Before my X1 I owned a 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen with full BT connectivity. Imagine my surprise when I tried to link my iPhone to the new BMW. And then to learn the adapter doesn't even work with an iPhone without ANOTHER adapter...Less for more. I agree the lack of a full BT capability is an insult.
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All that and more... The USB port is only used for charging. Wired device playback is through the mini-plug jack. The sound quality is much worse.
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      04-19-2015, 08:44 PM   #7
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My dealer switched 30pin Y Cable to Lightning Y Cable free of charge when I was picking up my 2015 X1, BMW Part # 61 12 2 287 642. With my experience, sound quality is much better over the cable so I don't miss Bluetooth Streaming on the Professional radio. Of course Bluetooth streaming is more convenient for some people and the need for special BMW Y Cable instead of regular USB Cable is weird. What I'm missing in my Professional Radio unit is a Satellite Radio. This should be standard on 37k car.
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