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Streaming audio via bluetooth, but not with a phone?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by sduck, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. sduck

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    The audio input choices show a radio, USB, streaming radio, and phone. (I think, don't have the pic in front of me, and will be getting my car next week). Is it possible to connect a non-phone bluetooth audio device? I've got several of those little Tao bluetooth transmit/receive bluetooth device that you can connect to older audio devices - will these work? Has anyone actually done this - any problems or testimonials?

    I also have an Agptek bluetooth mp3 player - same question - will it connect?
     
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    bump in case the person who can answer this didn't scroll to the 4th page
     
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    I don't have a direct answer, but broadly Bluetooth works on a services methodology. A device advertises it has "XYZ" services available. I'm not 100% sure what the streaming audio service is, but if another device advertises the same services a phone does I don't see why it wouldn't work. I'm sure the UI will still say it's "phone", but that's sort of irrelevant to functionality.
     
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    Yes, you can add any Bluetooth audio device as a "phone." I wish they titled it "Bluetooth" instead of phone, but it works perfectly with several BT devices that weren't phones so far.
     
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    Thanks for the info! The manual doesn't go into any depth on this - mentions the numbers you have to match between the car and the phone, but if your bluetooth transmitter doesn't have a screen, it gets a bit confusing.
     
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    If you connect a non-phone Bluetooth, I am guessing you also can't connect your phone? So, no phone calls possible when connecting something else?
     
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    Yes, that is what I've been told. Only one active bluetooth connection at a time. Which is fine with me - I don't like talking on the phone when I'm driving anyway.
     

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