Bimmerpost
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Technical Topics DIYs and Coding Discussions Coding to turn in Apple Car Play

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-06-2019, 02:55 PM   #1
bimmer456
Brigadier General
1555
Rep
4,487
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Pasadena, CA

iTrader: (0)

Coding to turn in Apple Car Play

So rumor has it that Apple Car Play is now a service that's free the first year and $80/year after that. Is there a way to turn it on with coding after the first year to avoid the service fee? Not sure if it reports back to the mother ship that it is enabled and then the mothership blocks access to it. Is this now standard on all cars I did not see the option in the configurator.
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2019, 02:20 PM   #2
G8DZ1LA
Capre Diem
G8DZ1LA's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
21
Posts

Drives: 440I GC 2019
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: San Jose, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer456 View Post
So rumor has it that Apple Car Play is now a service that's free the first year and $80/year after that. Is there a way to turn it on with coding after the first year to avoid the service fee? Not sure if it reports back to the mother ship that it is enabled and then the mothership blocks access to it. Is this now standard on all cars I did not see the option in the configurator.
It is free for the first year and then an additional cost afterwards. Not sure if it is codeable. I'm assuming that the subscription is added as a BMW connected option.

Honestly the Apple Car Play is a gimmick. You'll use the new iDrive a lot more
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2019, 02:29 PM   #3
bimmer456
Brigadier General
1555
Rep
4,487
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Pasadena, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by G8DZ1LA View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer456 View Post
So rumor has it that Apple Car Play is now a service that's free the first year and $80/year after that. Is there a way to turn it on with coding after the first year to avoid the service fee? Not sure if it reports back to the mother ship that it is enabled and then the mothership blocks access to it. Is this now standard on all cars I did not see the option in the configurator.
It is free for the first year and then an additional cost afterwards. Not sure if it is codeable. I'm assuming that the subscription is added as a BMW connected option.

Honestly the Apple Car Play is a gimmick. You'll use the new iDrive a lot more
Yeah I didn't really like ACP myself and just use the idrive.
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2019, 09:17 PM   #4
louscrw
Enlisted Member
24
Rep
35
Posts

Drives: 2019 BMW 330i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Warner Robins, Georgia

iTrader: (0)

I’m enjoying running Waze full screen via ACP, but that’s about it. I’m undecided if I’ll subscribe to the feature after the free year.
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
Xsapper
Private First Class
Xsapper's Avatar
United Kingdom
51
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: G20 330i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Monmouth, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Do you think that eventually BMW will make Spotify available via idrive?
Appreciate 0
      06-04-2019, 08:05 PM   #6
Encanto
Major
Encanto's Avatar
422
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer456 View Post
So rumor has it that Apple Car Play is now a service that's free the first year and $80/year after that. Is there a way to turn it on with coding after the first year to avoid the service fee? Not sure if it reports back to the mother ship that it is enabled and then the mothership blocks access to it. Is this now standard on all cars I did not see the option in the configurator.
No.
Appreciate 0
      06-04-2019, 08:07 PM   #7
Encanto
Major
Encanto's Avatar
422
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsapper View Post
Do you think that eventually BMW will make Spotify available via idrive?
BMW Apps is gone with the G20, apparently they will offer a native version some day.
Appreciate 0
      06-06-2019, 10:53 AM   #8
Pauleebe
Colonel
Pauleebe's Avatar
United_States
232
Rep
2,049
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsapper View Post
Do you think that eventually BMW will make Spotify available via idrive?
Spotify was available on my MY16 F30's iDrive as an "app". Is this not the case on the G20? (Guess I'll find out in a few weeks when mine arrives, but I'd assume it's available).
Appreciate 0
      06-06-2019, 02:46 PM   #9
Xsapper
Private First Class
Xsapper's Avatar
United Kingdom
51
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: G20 330i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Monmouth, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I am not an expert but Its available via apple carplay, however it means you need to switch between idrive & carplay during use
Appreciate 0
      06-06-2019, 02:49 PM   #10
bimmer456
Brigadier General
1555
Rep
4,487
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Pasadena, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pauleebe View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsapper View Post
Do you think that eventually BMW will make Spotify available via idrive?
Spotify was available on my MY16 F30's iDrive as an "app". Is this not the case on the G20? (Guess I'll find out in a few weeks when mine arrives, but I'd assume it's available).
It looks like I have amazon music as an app but I can't seem to get it to work. I'm just using my phone connected to Bluetooth. I can see album art and advance track or go back via Bluetooth.
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2019, 01:31 PM   #11
Encanto
Major
Encanto's Avatar
422
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pauleebe View Post
Spotify was available on my MY16 F30's iDrive as an "app". Is this not the case on the G20? (Guess I'll find out in a few weeks when mine arrives, but I'd assume it's available).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Encanto View Post
BMW Apps is gone with the G20, apparently they will offer a native version some day.
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2019, 06:45 AM   #12
rajens00
New Member
United_States
5
Rep
9
Posts

Drives: 2019 330xi
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer456 View Post
Yeah I didn't really like ACP myself and just use the idrive.
I prefer iDrive over ACP because its cleaner, more integrated and easier access to Contacts, etc. . . . however when I switch back to iDrive then Siri Eyes Free stops working. The BMW Genius informed me that Siri Eyes Free will only work now when Carplay is active. When I asked if this was by design or a bug. . .he did not know! So, as of now, if you elect to use iDrive instead of Carplay connection then Siri Eyes Free is gone. Are they trying to force us to subscribe to Carplay?

About the only thing ACP offers me is access to text messages where Siri Eyes Free can also read and send text, email, voice mail and much more.
Appreciate 1
bimmer4561554.50

      06-28-2019, 06:17 PM   #13
Bmwtechgeek
New Member
10
Rep
9
Posts

Drives: Bmw m5
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Usa

iTrader: (0)

I know a guy who can do it for $150. He did mine.
Appreciate 0
      06-28-2019, 08:40 PM   #14
Poochie
Luxury at the redline :)
Poochie's Avatar
United_States
2336
Rep
2,791
Posts

Drives: 2016 M2
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Encanto View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xsapper View Post
Do you think that eventually BMW will make Spotify available via idrive?
BMW Apps is gone with the G20, apparently they will offer a native version some day.
I just checked, you're mistaken; BMW APP is still available on iDrive 7 and G20.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      06-28-2019, 11:48 PM   #15
Encanto
Major
Encanto's Avatar
422
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poochie View Post
I just checked, you're mistaken; BMW APP is still available on iDrive 7 and G20.
Notice that this is App, not BMW Apps. App is what you see in that image, the group of generic apps from BMW (like weather). BMW Apps was the group of third-party apps like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, Audible, Stitcher.

Can you see any of those third-party apps without CarPlay?
Appreciate 0
      06-29-2019, 12:00 AM   #16
Poochie
Luxury at the redline :)
Poochie's Avatar
United_States
2336
Rep
2,791
Posts

Drives: 2016 M2
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Encanto View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poochie View Post
I just checked, you're mistaken; BMW APP is still available on iDrive 7 and G20.
Notice that this is App, not BMW Apps. App is what you see in that image, the group of generic apps from BMW (like weather). BMW Apps was the group of third-party apps like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, Audible, Stitcher.

Can you see any of those third-party apps without CarPlay?
I have a '16 M2 with the older ID4+ unit, so I can't speak on CarPlay or care for it, based on my limited, unfavorable experience in a '18 320i loaner car.

However, I was just worried that I would lose the current "Rhapsody" widget, under BMW APPs, whenever I upgrade to the next generation of BMWs. That would make me sad..

Thanks for the clarification.
Appreciate 0
      06-29-2019, 12:51 AM   #17
Encanto
Major
Encanto's Avatar
422
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poochie View Post
I have a '16 M2 with the older ID4+ unit, so I can't speak on CarPlay or care for it, based on my limited, unfavorable experience in a '18 320i loaner car.

However, I was just worried that I would lose the current "Rhapsody" widget, under BMW APPs, whenever I upgrade to the next generation of BMWs. That would make me sad..

Thanks for the clarification.
BMW in Europe implemented some third-party apps directly into iDrive (I have seen Pandora) without requiring an iPhone connected to the car. Like having an account for your car ordered thru ConnectedDrive. Not offered in the USA yet.

I suppose that eventually it will be offered in the USA as the "free" BMW Apps is gone -probably the reason of removing it as the subscription will be paid thru BMW.

Last edited by Encanto; 06-29-2019 at 08:22 AM..
Appreciate 1
Poochie2336.00

Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.




g20
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST