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    I just got a Galaxy S 4...which so far I absolutely am digging...I came from an iPhone 4S which was very nice but I needed a change...lol Anyways I have a 2013 Nissan Sentra that I used to just connect my iPhone thru the usb cable thru my AUX & listen to my music...now that I have the s4...that does not work...How can I play my music thru my car like before? thx again
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    It doesnt work if you connect the s4 usb cable to the aux? Try bluetooth maybe.

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    That depends on your stereo. Unfortunately, most car stereos have iPod/iPhone compatibility through USB but not for Android Media devices. If you connect your phone to the stereo, if lucky, it will recognize it as an USB storage device, but since the mode was removed from Android since Gingerbread, unless your stereo supports MTP (which I doubt), you won't be able to use the phone like you did with the iPhone. Your best bet would be to connect it through the Line In jack (or AUX) and plug the phone through the earphones jack.
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    Look into PodMode. I think it is compatible with the S4.
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    The only way I can get my s4 to work in my car is through Bluetooth. It isn't as cool though haha
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    Thanks for the replies...I use my phone on Bluetooth for calls but how do I do it for music? Thx
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    I'm able to play music through Bluetooth and the USB cord in my truck. I find it easier to just use the Bluetooth though since I usually have it on anyways. The downside to that is the data it eats up while streaming the music from Google play

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbond669 View Post
    Thanks for the replies...I use my phone on Bluetooth for calls but how do I do it for music? Thx
    In my car, I have to say Bluetooth Audio then it starts playing whichever music app I have open. Normally it's Amazon music, but it works on any of them that I have tried.
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    I use a regular old aux cord plugged into the aux port in my car to play music from my s4.
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    I, too, am having problems trying to play music through my Samsung Galaxy S4 and have spent hours reading blogs, e-mailing and doing on-line chats with my cell phone carrier and Samsung. I even called GM the manufacturer of my 2011 Chevy Equinox. The USB cable does not work. Samsung said I needed to buy a 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable. I did, but this does not work either. As far as Bluetooth goes, it says it cannot find my device. Got any suggestions?
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    I have a 2012 Nissan Maxima and my s4 plays just fine with the AUX cord. Just select AUX mode on the stereo and press play on your device. I have no issues.
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    You need to set it up as a new Bluetooth Device if you haven't already.
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    I use the plain old aux plug...works great!

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    My phone is paired with my vehicle through Bluetooth. Is there something else I should be doing? The AUX cord doesn't work. I plug it in and hit AUX on my radio and my music still only comes through my cell phone. I love my Galaxy S4...if I could just figure out this music thing!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katokissa View Post
    My phone is paired with my vehicle through Bluetooth. Is there something else I should be doing? The AUX cord doesn't work. I plug it in and hit AUX on my radio and my music still only comes through my cell phone. I love my Galaxy S4...if I could just figure out this music thing!!!
    Make sure the aux plug is plugged into your phone all the way. Mine turns off my cell phone speaker when anything is plugged into the headphone jack all the way. I've had cables that don't work well with my headphone jack and it acts just like you're describing.
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    Thanks!!! I'll check that out!!!
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    Thanks to all of you who tried to help me figure out how to play music through my car stereo. I bought an audio cable and it did not work. I made sure the cable was plugged in securely. So, after a couple more on-line chats, phone calls with Samsung over a weekend, I called their product department on a Monday, thinking I could order a Samsung audio cable through them. The rep told me they do not sell that product but also told me she has a Samsung III and she bought an audio cable through Radio Shack for $10 and it works just fine. So that's what I did and it works!!! I can now play music through the stereo in my car!!! The sound quality isn't as good as what I hoped it would be but I also know there are sound settings in my music app I can adjust. I have to turn the volume all the way up on my car stereo to hear the music pretty good and then when I switch over to a radio station it is WAY too loud. If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve the quality/volume issue, I would appreciate it!!! Again, thanks to all of you for your help!!!
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    I just bought 2013 nissan rogue. I also have the galaxy s4. I use the mixzing app on my phone and play my music through the aux Jack. I have over 2000 songs on my phone so I have the option of creating playlists, with shuffle on or the entire music folder. The only issue is Changing tracks by physically touching phone on my Mount. I also created a flash drive with 16gb worth of music and it works with usb. Must be formatted fat32 and create folders in the drive. I put 250 songs in each folder and just numbered the folders 1-9 and it worked perfectly. Use your radio to scroll through the folders and you can use your steering wheel controls for volume and tracks.
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    As far as your volume issues. ... use mixzing. Equalizer helps big time and also adjust your phone volume. My app sounds better than the radio sounds with cds, radio or siriusxm. lol. The equalizer enhances the quality of the sound system in your vehicle at least it did in mine. Go to play store and get mixzing. You may also want to get ES file manager to create a folder for all your music or move all your music to one folder like your ext micro sd.
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    To clear up my previous post about mixzing. It will shuffle your music WITHOUT physically touching your phone. When you want to skip to the next track then you have to touch your phone. I just create playlists that I hear when im in a mood for a certain genre. Every song is a good song no need to skip lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katokissa View Post
    Thanks to all of you who tried to help me figure out how to play music through my car stereo. I bought an audio cable and it did not work. I made sure the cable was plugged in securely. So, after a couple more on-line chats, phone calls with Samsung over a weekend, I called their product department on a Monday, thinking I could order a Samsung audio cable through them. The rep told me they do not sell that product but also told me she has a Samsung III and she bought an audio cable through Radio Shack for $10 and it works just fine. So that's what I did and it works!!! I can now play music through the stereo in my car!!! The sound quality isn't as good as what I hoped it would be but I also know there are sound settings in my music app I can adjust. I have to turn the volume all the way up on my car stereo to hear the music pretty good and then when I switch over to a radio station it is WAY too loud. If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve the quality/volume issue, I would appreciate it!!! Again, thanks to all of you for your help!!!
    Do you have your phone paired to your car's Bluetooth? If so, just make sure you have "media audio" checked so that your music and other stuff also transmit through Bluetooth. The sound may be about the same as the AUX but at least you wont need a cable. Your car's stereo has to support A2DP to work though.

    Edit: Did some research and found that GM car stereos dont support A2DP at this time. Weird since the tech has been out for a few years now. Your best bet is to use the AUX cable as you are currently. You cold also get a A2DP to AUX Adapter.

    http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-BlueG...0-20&m1k=vb_ac
    Last edited by harryhoudini66; 11-16-2013 at 02:44 PM.
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    Thanks for the research on the GM car stereos!!! The AUX cable is working just fine!!! Having a little trouble with iTunes, though...I can transfer my music library on to my phone but then I get a message that says my player does not support the audio format. I think I am going to import my CD's right to my device.
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    You can buy a cable one end of which plugs into your phone's earphone plug outlet, and the other end into your car stereo system.
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    Turn the media audio all the way up on the S4. I find I have to turn the car audio up maybe 5% more then i would with radio.
    I use a tape deck adapt myself. works great.
    I do wish the S4 had a line out option rather then having to turn the vol up

    I use the Power Amp app as it will play just about any format. most is converted CDs to FLAC.
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    In the past I have been able to play music and make/receive phone calls via Bluetooth in my 2013 Kia Rio. For the past few days, only calls? I go to the setting and try to check the media box and it won't let me... any ideas?

    I have had my phone for about 6 months and this has never been an issue, it has always worked beautifully. I am thinking about wiping my phone clean and starting from scratch... but I would love to avoid that if anyone has any ideas. THANKS!
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