1. Murph5150's Avatar
    I have an Alpine stereo that is Bluetooth capable and also accepts a USB cable, but I can't figure out how to play my music. Is there a special app I need to make it work? Also, I have a set-up where I can make phone calls through a mic that was installed with my stereo. Does it have to be on a certain station to hear the caller on by speakers? Any help on either question would be great!
    02-21-2012 06:51 AM
  2. CMRobinson's Avatar
    Your radio might have an "aux" or a "usb" mode that would recognize the cable plugged in. My personal experience from my wife's van is that we press the aux button on the car radio with the phone plugged in and we just start playing the music from your phone. The disclaimer is that the plug we use fits in your earphone Jack, so I'm not real sure about yours.
    02-21-2012 08:15 AM
  3. jpoutre's Avatar
    I had a setup wired to my car radio which gives me a special hookup for iPhone, and AUX method. So I just plug the AUX (headphone like jack) to my phone and it outputs to stereo, works great for me.
    02-21-2012 08:48 AM
  4. jimbl's Avatar
    Does your radio have an AUX button or similar setting? In my car (stock radio) I just connect via bluetooth, play whatever music app I want on my phone (local music, pandora, cloud) and hit AUX on my radio. Music plays and if a call comes in it rings through the speakers and I can pick up the call.
    02-21-2012 09:19 AM
  5. edgesalon's Avatar
    I had a setup wired to my car radio which gives me a special hookup for iPhone, and AUX method. So I just plug the AUX (headphone like jack) to my phone and it outputs to stereo, works great for me.
    this how I have mine setup. you can use bluetooth or Aux from your phone once the setup is set your phone calls will automaticly go through the radio. all you have to do touch answer on your phone, I have found better sound through Aux cable than bluetooth.
    02-21-2012 12:20 PM
  6. major payne's Avatar
    My radio with connect to my phone via Bluetooth on both my phone and my music. When i'm playing music and a call comes in it switches over and i just hit the volume knob and bam i'm talking with whoever called
    02-21-2012 12:57 PM
  7. markymark's Avatar
    It depends on whether your stereo supports both bluetooth audio and phone or just phone. There are different bluetooth profiles, your stereo needs to support A2DP in order to play music thru bluetooth.

    Scroll thru the inputs on your stereo, if you see "BT audio" or something then your stereo supports it. If not then you need to use the AUX cable.
    02-21-2012 01:35 PM
  8. MrSmith317's Avatar
    It depends on whether your stereo supports both bluetooth audio and phone or just phone. There are different bluetooth profiles, your stereo needs to support A2DP in order to play music thru bluetooth.

    Scroll thru the inputs on your stereo, if you see "BT audio" or something then your stereo supports it. If not then you need to use the AUX cable.
    Similarly since I can't comment on the stereo itself.. When you pair the phone to the stereo, look under your bluetooth settings at the device. You should see "Connect to phone audio" and / or "Connected to media audio" or something very similar.
    02-21-2012 02:32 PM
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