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Want Bluetooth Streaming... Tell Audi!

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Hey everyone,

So there is still no word on Bluetooth Streaming using A2DP profile which got me thinking.

Audi's 2 slogans, "Truth in Engineering" and "Innovation through Technology". I feel both slogans are straight up lies as far as I'm concerned when it comes to the lack of support for this technology. You know, several customers are asking "WHY" there is no Bluetooth Streaming support in our vehicles, vehicles that cost 3 times as much as vehicles that come standard with Bluetooth Streaming, and Audi still has not given us a direct answer why we have been slighted.

So lets do something about this...

First, lets show Audi how dissatisfied we are by leaving negative reviews/feedback for their Bluetooth adapter for MMI 2G set ups.

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

I'm hoping this will inundate their systems because lets face it, the newer radio, MMI 3G, doesn't support something an older radio supports. This is absolutely despicable on Audi's part and I know others already agree.

Second: Contact Audi like I did:
Audi of America > About Audi > Contact

Now I contacted AoA using the Email method. One method may be preferred by you over another one. So go for it and don't hold back! After all, you spent a lot of money on your vehicle, and you have a right to demand some sort of answer.

I'm hoping that maybe we can light a fire up under Audi's you know what.

Now here's the drive and the reason why this could work:

The amount of people asking for Audi to support A2DP is shocking and Audi needs to know about this. My attempt at contacting was successful in the fact the rep forwarded my complaint to the proper channels and I'm afraid that's how far it went. So perhaps we need to push for an answer and that's what this is all about!

We as customers have nothing to lose.

So please, participate. Go ahead and ask on different boards (A4/S4) and other forums, and other places, for their members to participate. Maybe it's possible to get Fortitude, or other blogs/media channels, to pressure Audi.

If anyone has any other ideas, please post them here, I'm sure they'll be good.
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So the 2012 Facelifted A5/S5 has the Bluetooth Streaming but 2012 models, before the Facelift do not. How ridiculous is that?! Damn right dispicable and that's even a greater reason to pressure Audi and contact them about the lack of support for A2DP and an answer WHY it has not been made available.

Audi could even go the route as to offer an upgrade program for those with an older version of MMI 3G. I'm sure, many existing owners, myself included, wanting this feature, would pay to have their MMI 3G upgraded or swapped out to have the new hardware.

I just want a clear answer. Audi is slighting their customers, and it's not right. I have contacted Audi again and waiting to hear back from them. I may even use their Audi Live Chat.

Update: Talking to my dealer who has no problem talking to me about this sort of stuff, informed me that the 2013 models, which are the face-lifted models, won't be arriving any time soon and he has no schematics for that model year. So can anyone actually confirm that the Face-lifted models being delivered do in fact support the A2DP profile?
Yes, it has been confirmed that the new facelifted a5 will have the next generation MMI, which is the same is the current 2012 A6. I have the 2012 A5, my brother picked up the 2012 A6 at the same time; and I can guarantee you that our MMI is definitely not the same (his is awesome). He also has Bluetooth streaming audio built in as well. It has also been stated that the new MMI can display album art and things like that if you play music from a media source such as an SD card.
Hey everyone,

The awesome Audi Exec. Case Support Specialist finally got a hold me after several games of phone tag and what an awesome conversation we had. :thumbsup: The main focus of the conversation was the Bluetooth Streaming. Bottom line, he thinks it's only a matter of time before there is some sort of update or device available. Here's why...

They, at Audi of America, are getting an overwhelming number of requests for Bluetooth Streaming and something needs to be done. He has seen a trend developing regarding the content of the emails he has been reading. They are aware of these forums on the subject, and Facebook and Twitter accounts are alerted to the issue.

Now Audi of America is really pushing for Bluetooth Streaming because of the overwhelming response received by Audi owners. They just need to convince Audi of Germany. Something AoA is using for leverage is this:

The 2013 facelifted models have the Bluetooth Streaming, and are pretty identical with minor changes to the existing MMI 3G systems. He assured me that the radios are not much different, they do not have the touch pad addition, they look and operate the same. He believes Audii of Germany will need to have an answer/solution once existing MMI 3G owners get wind of this and respond.

So this is good news for those wanting Bluetooth Streaming with their MMI 3G.:cheers:
This is great news that they are listening... Everyone, please keep us updated as you learn more or hear additional detail from Audi!
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