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  1. marie feliu's Avatar
    Might be a combination with the new kitkat 4.4 and the bt.
    I come from note 3 all was working fine until i change to note 4 and bt pair with the car but later stop. So samsung have no clue, bmw is waiting for a new compatible software and samsung told me to return the phone. I can't pair none of my bt equipment at home, either my headphones. Something is wrong here.
    11-10-2014 07:11 PM
  2. jar336's Avatar
    I am currently having the same issue with pandora and spotify. Try starting google play app then exit out start up pandora or whichever music player you like, all album info should be loaded. I tried it this morning and has been working fine since.
    11-11-2014 06:58 PM
  3. lv2bsilly's Avatar
    I am currently having the same issue with pandora and spotify. Try starting google play app then exit out start up pandora or whichever music player you like, all album info should be loaded. I tried it this morning and has been working fine since.
    Are u referring to the Google Play Music app?
    11-11-2014 10:30 PM
  4. kgeier82's Avatar
    My Note 4 plays great but I get no album / song info on my car stereo, same goes for my wife's SUV. Worked great with my Note 3 on both vehicles. 2014 Durango ,2012 Mazdaspeed3.
    Same issue, 2011 Mazdaspeed with BOSE.

    Pairs fine, songs play fine using google play music app (with occasional flicker), but no song data on display. LG G2 with any firmware worked prior to connecting the Note4. Tried deleting all devices, repairing note 4 with car restarted, etc. Nothing doing. My note is acting like an iphone lol.


    11-18-2014 07:55 AM
  5. M3Stang's Avatar
    I have an aftermarket pioneer deh-x6500bt and I get all the info on there and can control my phone from it via bluetooth.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-18-2014 09:01 AM
  6. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    I've found that music streaming apps will show correct data on first song but no song updates afterwards, but the song length timer works on all songs with Google Play Music.
    11-19-2014 12:16 AM
  7. Zergslayer69's Avatar
    I had this same issue on my Pioneer head unit (AVH 2400BT), audio would stream but no controls or metadata.

    A firmware upgrade is all that will fix this issue on the head unit as I suspect it is due to the new Bluetooth version used. If you have an older head unit you could be out of luck.
    Nice, I have the exact same headunit. Worked like a beauty with the note 3, metadata, track controls, play/pause. Now at best I just stream music from the phone. No controls (play/pause only stops sound from coming out of speakers, but the music continues to play in silence), etc etc. I do hope a firmware update will come out soon for either the phone or the headunit.
    11-19-2014 08:40 PM
  8. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    Bluetooth 4.1 is supposed to be 100% backward compatible though so no update should be needed. It is the ROM that is bad and needs updating. Lollipop has hundreds of Bluetooth related fixes, so I think that is our only hope...
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    11-19-2014 11:18 PM
  9. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Bluetooth 4.1 is supposed to be 100% backward compatible though so no update should be needed. It is the ROM that is bad and needs updating. Lollipop has hundreds of Bluetooth related fixes, so I think that is our only hope...
    It is backwards compatible. But that doesn't mean it will work with an older head unit.

    I had similar issues with my S2 when I first got it, pairing to a 2011 Jeep. It took Chrysler releasing a firmware update before it would finally work properly. When I upgraded to the S4, it worked just fine day 1.

    Now I'm back to having similar problems with the Note 4. I don't blame the phone's ROM, it is the firmware on the head unit.
    Mr.Gadget likes this.
    11-20-2014 05:03 AM
  10. W U N F's Avatar
    i have a 2011 kia soul and my wife has a 2013 passat and we both were have some bluetooh issue. sometime when i call ehr she cant hear me and i cant hear her. also i had no problems with google now with my note 3 when connected to bluetooth but now with the note 4 google now will not recognize any speech when connected bluetooh in my car.

    i am bringing it by the dealership saturday to see if the car needs to be updated or something. annoying
    11-20-2014 08:45 AM
  11. ajhallx's Avatar
    i am talking my phone back too bt connects and runs fine but also disconnects over and over again i can't listen to 1 song straight with out this happening
    11-21-2014 12:57 AM
  12. Fred Smith6's Avatar
    I am having the same issue with Verizon note 4, sometimes my bt will lose connection and I have to restart the phone to get it to work. I have the same issue with the bt in my 2013 nissan. I currently looking for a solution
    11-21-2014 02:39 AM
  13. pathfinder3's Avatar
    No issues here. Sync with my Moto 360 & 2014 Toyota Tacoma.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    11-21-2014 05:20 AM
  14. LaTuFu's Avatar
    i am talking my phone back too bt connects and runs fine but also disconnects over and over again i can't listen to 1 song straight with out this happening
    There is nothing wrong with your phone if the only issue is Bluetooth connection.

    It is the device you are pairing to, it needs to have its firmware updated to work with your phone.
    11-21-2014 05:35 AM
  15. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I am having the same issue with Verizon note 4, sometimes my bt will lose connection and I have to restart the phone to get it to work. I have the same issue with the bt in my 2013 nissan. I currently looking for a solution
    Check out the forums for your car manufacturer. You will find threads specific to this issue. You can then find out if there is a firmware update available.

    If you just go to your dealership and ask, if they've never dealt with the problem before they might just tell you there is nothing they can do.

    I got this reaction from the Chrysler dealer several times until I found the firmware update in a Chrysler forum.
    11-21-2014 05:38 AM
  16. cvaria's Avatar
    I have the edge and bluetooth in the car is not working at all. it think it may be because of the type of reciever in the car. my bluetooth works fine everywhere else.
    11-23-2014 09:44 AM
  17. Wayne Lasner's Avatar
    I have the same issue with my Note Edge. After blaming my car manufacturer they investigated and found that Samsung is aware of the issue affecting the note 4 and the note edge. These phones are using a new BT version. Supposedly the version will be corrected or rolled back with the next software release - when ever that is.
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    11-24-2014 02:37 PM
  18. raptir's Avatar
    I've found that music streaming apps will show correct data on first song but no song updates afterwards, but the song length timer works on all songs with Google Play Music.
    Yeah, this is what I'm seeing with a 2013 Jetta. The car worked great with my Nexus 5. What's interesting is that it works properly with my Note 4 when streaming radio through Play Music, just not when playing an album straight through. Even if the radio station happens to pop-up with two songs from the same album in a row.
    11-24-2014 03:48 PM
  19. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I have the same issue with my Note Edge. After blaming my car manufacturer they investigated and found that Samsung is aware of the issue affecting the note 4 and the note edge. These phones are using a new BT version. Supposedly the version will be corrected or rolled back with the next software release - when ever that is.
    It is more likely that your car manufacturer will upgrade their firmware to comply with the current BT standard. That is what they typically do. I would be surprised to see Samsung "downgrade" the phones to an older BT standard than the one it has.
    11-24-2014 03:52 PM
  20. EvilHomer3k's Avatar
    LaTuFu, have you been able to get S-Voice working with your car? I have a 2012 Charger and just got a note 4 (Was on WP prior). I can connect with bluetooth but can't initiate a connection to the phone to use s-voice. The car has two buttons for voice but both connect to dodge's voice control system. My old $20 bluetooth adapter had a phone button that you can press and it connect to the phone. I got around this with WP by dialing a number that called the phone and started Cortana (a little know but very useful feature to me).

    Anyway, how is voice activation and control working for you after the update?
    11-24-2014 04:01 PM
  21. LaTuFu's Avatar
    LaTuFu, have you been able to get S-Voice working with your car? I have a 2012 Charger and just got a note 4 (Was on WP prior). I can connect with bluetooth but can't initiate a connection to the phone to use s-voice. The car has two buttons for voice but both connect to dodge's voice control system. My old $20 bluetooth adapter had a phone button that you can press and it connect to the phone. I got around this with WP by dialing a number that called the phone and started Cortana (a little know but very useful feature to me).

    Anyway, how is voice activation and control working for you after the update?
    Unfortunately, I'm not going to be any help to you. I disable S-Voice on my Galaxy devices. I use OK Google and that's pretty much it.

    When I connect to BT on my vehicle, the only voice commands I use are with the vehicle's system, not my phone.
    11-24-2014 04:06 PM
  22. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    A breakthrough of sorts for me... I factory wiped my device from the service menu and now my phone does not interrupt the BT stream while playing. It used to stop playback for a few seconds when I turned the screen on in mid-playback.
    Also! It will now auto connect when I get in the car.
    The only remaining issue that I am having is the audio stream data still does not update on all apps. It seems to update on Slacker but not on Google Music.
    So, as inconvenient as it is, you might try and press and hold Volume UP + Home + Power buttons. Then wipe cache and reboot to see if that will suffice. If not, like mine, then backup and go back into the Volume UP + Home + Power Button mode and do a full wipe.
    11-25-2014 12:38 AM
  23. raptir's Avatar
    Well, there's hope. My T-Mobile Note 4 received a system update yesterday and now Bluetooth works with my car as expected.
    11-25-2014 08:22 AM
  24. Nitro211K's Avatar
    what seems to work for me, as far as the track name updating with every song. Is to make sure my car receiver is off, as I start my car, and then to manually turn on the receiver, so that the unit is not powering on and trying to connect to the phone all at the same time as the rest of the car electronics. I don't know why that works on my JVC unit, but it does.
    11-25-2014 08:50 AM
  25. Tave Close's Avatar
    Sadly, no. You could try forgetting the phone from your car's bluetooth settings and then forgetting the car from your Note 4's settings and try repairing again. It seems like each time I re-pair the situation improves slightly.
    Tried that...many, many times. I had great connectivity for the first two weeks with my note four then BOOM...nothing. Sync shows that it is connected but no media sound. Phone still works.
    11-25-2014 04:20 PM
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