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      05-06-2019, 02:55 PM   #1
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Do you think that eventually BMW will make Spotify available via idrive?
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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.
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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.
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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).
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I am not an expert but Its available via apple carplay, however it means you need to switch between idrive & carplay during use
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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.
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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.
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