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post #1 of 7 Old 16th May 2017, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Bluetooth streaming or possible new heat unit

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Iíve fallen in love with the A5 and am about to buy a circa 2013 Black Edition. The one hesitation I have is about audio streaming. The ability to play my music in my car is pretty much a deal-breaker for me. The problem is that I listen to Spotify almost exclusively so need to be able to stream playlists to the head unit, and ideally skip tracks via the steering wheel. The ability to choose playlists would be a bonus, but itís not essential. Iím also getting into podcasts so want to be able to stream them too. There is a third requirement, to use Waze as the nav Ė ideally via Android Auto Ė but I can find a workaround for that if needs be.

I have two questions. First, do I need the tech pack advanced to stream via Bluetooth and if so, is that standard equipment in Black Edition models built around 2013? Second, are aftermarket head units any good, are they heinously fiendish to install (by a pro) and do they devalue the car at resale? If the answer to the second question is yes, no, no, do you have any recommendations, the Dynavin perhaps?

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Have a quick look here: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=730317

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Thanks for the link. Not sure I understood everything in that thread, other than a custom built head unit is in preparation, may be coming out in the Summer and will hopefully be less expensive than the £1600 Alpine aftermarket head unit. I guess I'll have to be patient, could do with the practice to be honest.
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Wayyyyyy less expensive apparently and with everything android has to offer... Well worth the wait IMO.

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So do you know which head unit is currently installed in the car?

If you have the MMI - 3GP (nav based unit) you can do all you are asking for. Plus having full OEM equipment looks way better than aftermarket. Picture attached.

I have a retrofitted 3GP unit in a 2010 A4 - the head unit was from a 2013/2014 A5 and is A2DP audio enabled - I use spotify only, and the controls on the central console and steering wheel work perfectly. My only gripe is that i cannot change the playlist, this has to be done off the phone. Plus new HMI look, better nav than the old 3G, and Audi connect.
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My only gripe is that i cannot change the playlist, this has to be done off the phone.
If youre with apple.... there's always an app for that

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/melo...173368693?mt=8

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Your mmi looks the same as my 3GP unit in a 2012 so should work as it does for me. It could be turned off so go into telephone options and check for audio streaming.


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