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    Default Galaxy S4 and playing music via usb in my car

    Since there is no mass storage option available is there any option other than using the headphone jack to get my music from my S4 to my car stereo? I don't have bluetooth in this truck so that is out.

    Surely there is some fix or Samsung will realize only having MTP is not working for many people.

    I even tried mounting an SD card in the phone and putting some music on it but it won't recognize that I guess.

    Any ideas or near future updates other than using the headphone out jack?
    Last edited by kcough; 05-16-2013 at 12:42 PM.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 and playing music via usb in my car

    Does your stereo by chance have an Aux-In jack handy?

    If so, you could be streaming in minutes with this.


    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehatguy View Post
    Does your stereo by chance have an Aux-In jack handy?

    If so, you could be streaming in minutes with this.


    John

    It does. I have been just going from headphone out on the S4 into the aux in on my deck. That looks like it would work as long as the bluetooth is reliable.

    Thanks!
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    I use the iBolt car dock which has a Usb cable that attaches to the dock. The other end has Usb/ audio 3.5mn jack on the other end. It works great.

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    The problem with using a 3.5 mini jack is the sound output is an analog signal. I have a Sony Xav-701HD in my car and I have been on and off the phone with Sony and Samsung and the conclusion they have come to us the driver on the deck can't keep up with the phone. They said hopefully there will be an update on the deck that allows compatibility between the two. I am going to try running it through a HDMI to USB converter. I'll keep you posted with the results.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 and playing music via usb in my car

    You could try an FM transmitter from a Bluetooth speaker like the Jabra Freeway.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 and playing music via usb in my car

    Tunelink will also work. I think best buy sells them or order online. I used it in my previous car and it worked perfectly.

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    Current Devices:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T
    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
    Apple iPad Mini Retina - 32GB LTE
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 and playing music via usb in my car

    See if this works with the S4. They say it does.

    SG USB Mass Storage Enabler
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    I have an S4 and an audio cable that goes from the headphone jack to the car. When I turn the car on and go to the audio mode, it doesn't play my music, would you know why that is? I put my music in my music folder. My car is a 2012 Toyota Carolla LE if that matters.
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    TS is your car happens to be a Mercedes? It won't work without the adaptor for samsung. Another adaptor for iphone

    It's nothing to do w the phone. It's really a problem w mercedes poorly designed interface or downright design to make us pay the extra premium.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 and playing music via usb in my car

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    See if this works with the S4. They say it does.

    SG USB Mass Storage Enabler
    Took me a month and half of having this Galaxy S4 to figure it out but on top of the Mass Storage Emulator you also have to format the MicroSD card as FAT32 I used this tool found on this page
    scroll down about half way down the page guiformat.zip I did some research apparently the galaxy formats it exfat by default and most media players only recognize FAT32 partitions, phone still accepts it as well. It does require a root though, not for the format but for the emulator. Just make sure to back up the data on it before you do the format then just put it back on afterwords. On mine the it works mp3s still plays even if I am on the phone with my bluetooth.
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    I just bought the iBolt but my phone won't play music through the audio cable just out of the phones speaker. The phone charges but doesn't send the audio out..... Did you have to turn on any settings or did it just work for you?
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    Need to know how I can use my Galaxy S4 mini to play music in my 2004 Silverado.

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