1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi, I have spotify on the Samsung 10, and plenty of downloaded tracks (although I'd expect to also be able to play ones not downloaded using data), but when I put the cable from the phone into the USB port in the car, it does not bring up the option to play anything with spotify.
    I have the phone paired so it works for handsfree calls, but really desperate to get the spotify thing sorted, as that's a lot of time in the car listening to the radio otherwise!
    Has anyone had a similar issue an how was it overcome?
    Really appreciate any help, please.
    Cheers,
    Duncan
    07-15-2019 02:12 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Does your vehicle support Android Auto? If not, you'll likely need an AUX cord to plug in to the AUX-in on the car in order to play music through the car radio.

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-15-2019 02:34 PM
  3. duncan32's Avatar
    Hi and thanks for the reply.
    I have joined.
    So, I have checked and my car is too old to be compatible according to the Vauxhall website.
    I used the lead that came with the mobile to link to the USB in the car. Is this not the correct way to do this?
    Sorry, I am not sure what the difference between that and an AUX cord to the AUX in, is?
    Thanks again and sorry to be dumb on this
    Duncan
    07-16-2019 04:37 AM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    Welcome. An AUX cord plugs into the headphone jack on the phone and the related jack in the vehicle. I'm not entirely familiar with your device but generally Android devices have not output audio through a USB link like you're trying to do so you would need that AUX cable.
    07-16-2019 04:56 AM
  5. duncan32's Avatar
    Ah I see, thanks.
    I'll pop to the shop, so it needs to plug into the headphone Jack on my mobile and then to the USB input in the vehicle. fingers crossed, I'll confirm if it works or not. Thanks again. Duncan
    07-16-2019 05:39 AM
  6. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Welcome. An AUX cord plugs into the headphone jack on the phone and the related jack in the vehicle. I'm not entirely familiar with your device but generally Android devices have not output audio through a USB link like you're trying to do so you would need that AUX cable.
    My S10 can do this in my M4 so I think the issue is with the car
    07-16-2019 06:51 AM
  7. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Ooops, for clarity this is for music on the device. I have no streaming apps
    07-16-2019 08:15 AM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    NOT the earphone to the USB jack, the earphone jack to the AUX jack on the car. Which is normally just a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male.

    The USB port in the car radio is for mp3 players, which your phone isn't. And you can't fake it on the phone. If there's no AUX jack on the radio, there are adapters that slide into the cassette slot if the phone plays cassettes. Or there are FM transmitters - you plug that into the earphone jack (or connect to it by Bluetooth if it's Bluetooth input) and tune the radio to one of several frequencies you can set the transmitter to - one of them should be clear of any station. (None of these things are expensive - they run from about US$10-$25 [about £8-£20].)
    duncan32 likes this.
    07-16-2019 03:07 PM
  9. duncan32's Avatar
    Hi all, just a big thanks for all the advice, I have got the male to male jack and it has solved the problem, makes a big difference to my commute to and from work, so much appreciated indeed!
    hallux likes this.
    07-18-2019 01:02 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    Glad we could help!
    07-18-2019 01:09 PM

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