1. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    Just picked up my Note 7 and loving it HOWEVER...I can't stream bluetooth audio through my car's stereo.

    I can pair it, make and recieve phone calls with no issues at all...however when I open spotify to stream music, the music plays from the handset and NOT the stereo system, and yes I have the stereo set to "Bluetooth". I have checked the bluetooth connection settings on my Note 7 and it says its paired to "phone audio".

    Prior to this I had a Note 4 and had no issues at all with the Bluetooth audio; my wifes iPhone works fine too.

    Why is this happening??? Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.
    08-23-2016 07:54 PM
  2. Super Dave426's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    Just picked up my Note 7 and loving it HOWEVER...I can't stream bluetooth audio through my car's stereo.

    I can pair it, make and recieve phone calls with no issues at all...however when I open spotify to stream music, the music plays from the handset and NOT the stereo system, and yes I have the stereo set to "Bluetooth". I have checked the bluetooth connection settings on my Note 7 and it says its paired to "phone audio".

    Prior to this I had a Note 4 and had no issues at all with the Bluetooth audio; my wifes iPhone works fine too.

    Why is this happening??? Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.
    Open the Bluetooth settings, tap the settings cog and see if the media audio is on.
    08-23-2016 08:00 PM
  3. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    Open the Bluetooth settings, tap the settings cog and see if the media audio is on.
    You mean on my Note 7 right? I have done that and the "phone audio" is selected to the on position....still no streaming music.
    Thanks for the suggestion though mate, appreciate it.
    08-24-2016 02:13 AM
  4. Super Dave426's Avatar
    That's all I have for now, I'm still playing around with all the settings on my Note 7 and mine plays audio through my car, no problem.
    08-24-2016 05:22 AM
  5. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    Does yours have the media audio option ?

    Have you deleted other paired phones from your car stereo yet?

    08-24-2016 05:41 AM
  6. Super Dave426's Avatar
    I also added it as a trusted source so the phone won't lock when it's being used. Did you allow that too?
    08-24-2016 05:57 AM
  7. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    I did
    08-24-2016 06:22 AM
  8. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    Does yours have the media audio option ?

    Have you deleted other paired phones from your car stereo yet?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...775caa10d4.jpg
    Yeah I have deleted all other devices. Doesn't have the "media option"....just has "phone audio" option. Pretty sure I have it set as a trusted device too, i'll double check though.

    Thanks for all the help guys
    08-24-2016 08:20 PM
  9. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    **UPDATE**

    Metadata shows on my stereo screen AND steering wheel controls will work if selecting "next track" or "previous track"....music is STILL playing through my Note 7 and not my speakers.
    Connected an AUX cable to my stereo and Note 7 and the music played through my stereo speakers with no issues.
    08-24-2016 10:54 PM
  10. dohlo's Avatar
    What vehicle is it? What phone and software version did you have before? Not that it should change anything if it's only a few years old, but it's possible that if it's an OEM or even aftermarket stereo that the Bluetooth firmware in the head unit itself might not be updated to work with the current Bluetooth version on your phone. That's the only problem I could see.

    Every once in a blue moon, the Pioneer head unit in my truck will randomly drop the Bluetooth audio connection but it will still say it's connected to media audio and I can control the audio via the head unit but the sound is from the phone. Turning Bluetooth off/on usually fixes it for me

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    08-25-2016 12:33 AM
  11. gdigenis's Avatar
    Sorry if this sounds basic but have you restarted your phone? I deal with customers all the time that have Bluetooth issues with their cars and no matter which platform they are running a reboot solves close to half of the issues.
    08-25-2016 01:01 AM
  12. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    What vehicle is it? What phone and software version did you have before? Not that it should change anything if it's only a few years old, but it's possible that if it's an OEM or even aftermarket stereo that the Bluetooth firmware in the head unit itself might not be updated to work with the current Bluetooth version on your phone. That's the only problem I could see.

    Every once in a blue moon, the Pioneer head unit in my truck will randomly drop the Bluetooth audio connection but it will still say it's connected to media audio and I can control the audio via the head unit but the sound is from the phone. Turning Bluetooth off/on usually fixes it for me

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    Its a 2008 mazdaspeed 3 with a Clarion VX603AU stereo. I have switched bluetooth on and off many, many times and updated my stereo to the latest OS and Bluetooth firmware. I have restarted my Note 7 many, many times but still nothing.

    **I connected to my Note 7 to my wife's 2014 VW Tiguan stereo (its aftermarket too) and it streamed spotify through bluetooth with no issues. I am now 90% sure the issue is my stereo and not with my Note 7.**

    Thanks for all the ideas guys.
    08-25-2016 07:25 PM
  13. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    Sorry if this sounds basic but have you restarted your phone? I deal with customers all the time that have Bluetooth issues with their cars and no matter which platform they are running a reboot solves close to half of the issues.
    Thank for the tip mate! This was pretty much the first thing I did hahahaha....didn't fix anything. Normally the restart of the phone fixes almost all types of issues!
    08-25-2016 07:27 PM
  14. Dave Paterson's Avatar
    I had similar initial problem with Bose SoundLink II headphones. Would not play. Wondering if something wrong with phones internal audio I plugged in the supplied headphones (while still connected to Bluetooth headphones) and got sound out of the little Samsung earbuds. And then when I unplugged the Samsung earbuds (without pausing the music) it immediately carried on playing through the bluetooth headphones. Might be worth trying?
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    08-25-2016 08:39 PM
  15. TT_Vert's Avatar
    Same issue, different car. Seems to be an issue w/ BT 4.2 I think. Feel free to post in this bug request I have. If we fix one we'll probably fix all.

    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...&ts=1472583426
    08-30-2016 02:10 PM
  16. UN1SOL GR44's Avatar
    Thanks for all the help guys. Dave I gave it a go AND still no sound from car stereo but thanks mate for the help. @TT_Vert I think you could be right...I'll post in the bug request! Thanks again guys!
    09-03-2016 12:38 AM
  17. TT_Vert's Avatar
    They never fixed this for the note7 now the issue still persists on their newest phone!! SAME EXACT DEAL ON MY NEW S8+ WTF guys? This has to get resolved!! The S7 works fine, Note7 and now your flagship S8+ do not work.
    04-20-2017 09:16 PM

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