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      09-22-2019, 02:51 AM   #1
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My connected music option has now disappeared from my Idrive menu, I assume as my free trial has ended. The cost of reconnection is £60.
I was planning to contact my dealer and push for a software upgrade as I have a Spotify account and wanted Spotify added to the system.
However, would I have to still pay the £60 to BMW in order to get access to Spotify, despite having a subscription.
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      09-22-2019, 03:30 AM   #2
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No, Spotify isn't part of connected music. It's something to do with the app sharing between your phone and the car.

My Spotify plays fine, but I don't see the icon on the screen just my phone name. I can still skip tracks but don't get the track listing displayed or any album art.

My software is 03/2019
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      09-22-2019, 04:04 AM   #3
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I think you need to get your software updated to 07/2019.39
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      09-22-2019, 04:36 AM   #4
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I think you need to get your software updated to 07/2019.39
Most definitely but my dealer claim to know nothing about it. All they keep saying is that it's up to date according to their computer. They can't even tell me what the latest version number is.
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      09-22-2019, 05:49 AM   #5
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I wasn’t very clear. My connected music had Deezer and Napster as I hadn’t had the upgrade. However, the connected music option has now disappeared off my idrive as the free trial has expired.
Even if I had the software upgrade, do you have to pay the £60 for connected music to reappear, letting my log into my Spotify account.
I currently run it through Bluetooth, but I’m curious to know if you have to pay the fee for it to reappear on your menu.
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      09-22-2019, 07:48 AM   #6
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I think you need to get your software updated to 07/2019.39
I've got 07.2019.40 so there is a further update available. I had Spotify until I signed into Connected Drive and selected BMW Music, now Spotify seems to have been overridden by BMW Music ( which I don't really need/want)...
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      09-22-2019, 11:24 AM   #7
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I wasnít very clear. My connected music had Deezer and Napster as I hadnít had the upgrade. However, the connected music option has now disappeared off my idrive as the free trial has expired.
Even if I had the software upgrade, do you have to pay the £60 for connected music to reappear, letting my log into my Spotify account.
I currently run it through Bluetooth, but Iím curious to know if you have to pay the fee for it to reappear on your menu.
I was told by BMW that Spotify has nothing to do with connected music, that is purely Deezer and Napster, so I shouldn't expect that you have to pay anything.
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      09-27-2019, 03:05 AM   #8
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I have 07/2019/39 Only shows Deezer and Napster in connected Music BUT on the BMW Connected drive page you can now see Spotify as well - at a £60.00 option - I have decided to use my ipod touch - update the playlists as I need online then play that - works fine at no extra cost
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I have 07/2019/39 Only shows Deezer and Napster in connected Music BUT on the BMW Connected drive page you can now see Spotify as well - at a £60.00 option - I have decided to use my ipod touch - update the playlists as I need online then play that - works fine at no extra cost
Just seen that as my Connected Music is due to expire. Obviously a case of left hand not knowing what right has is doing at BMW.
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      09-29-2019, 04:25 AM   #10
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I have 07/2019/39 Only shows Deezer and Napster in connected Music BUT on the BMW Connected drive page you can now see Spotify as well - at a £60.00 option - I have decided to use my ipod touch - update the playlists as I need online then play that - works fine at no extra cost
Sorry if I'm pointing out the obvious but if you have an iPhone you can access Spotify via CarPlay of course...

Alternatively try logging in as the guest profile and see if Spotify comes back? That's what happens on mine...
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I have 07/2019/39 Only shows Deezer and Napster in connected Music BUT on the BMW Connected drive page you can now see Spotify as well - at a £60.00 option - I have decided to use my ipod touch - update the playlists as I need online then play that - works fine at no extra cost
Yes Spotify is definitely new, it used to be only Deezer and Napster.

That means that Spotify will now work via the car's SIM.
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      09-29-2019, 03:08 PM   #12
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Yes Spotify is definitely new, it used to be only Deezer and Napster.

That means that Spotify will now work via the car's SIM.
So long as you can get a dealer to update your software to the latest version
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      09-30-2019, 05:21 AM   #13
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So long as you can get a dealer to update your software to the latest version
My car is arriving in 2 weeks, so I will make sure they do it!

Whats the latest version number it should have when I collect it?
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      09-30-2019, 06:50 AM   #14
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My car is arriving in 2 weeks, so I will make sure they do it!

Whats the latest version number it should have when I collect it?
It should be 07/2019.39 or higher I believe.
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      09-30-2019, 07:15 AM   #15
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Just collected mine and it's version 07/2019.40
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