Anyone using Bluestream for audio?

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R.G.

Lieutenant
Nov 17, 2016
667
Henderson, NV
I have Bluetooth with CIC and I can’t stream music. Very annoying.

I use the tune2air adapter

Thing works and sounds great
 

fmorelli

Brigadier General
Staff member
Aug 11, 2017
2,522
Virginia
That is what I am using. I actually had to order the wma1000 from Europe because it's the only one that seemed to work. Mine periodically drops at the head unit and I have to reselect the USB input.

Filippo
 

fmorelli

Brigadier General
Staff member
Aug 11, 2017
2,522
Virginia
If you have the combos unit - it can be coded to stream BT music.
My car is WBALM7C51BE383788, 11/18/2010 build, no iDrive, 676 HiFi, and 6VC Combox.

I thought this setup required iDrive for the bluetooth audio side? I have bluetooth calling, currently, but not audio streaming. Can you clarify, given the specific info I provided?

Thanks,

Filippo
 

[email protected]

Specialist
Apr 1, 2017
71
My car is WBALM7C51BE383788, 11/18/2010 build, no iDrive, 676 HiFi, and 6VC Combox.

I thought this setup required iDrive for the bluetooth audio side? I have bluetooth calling, currently, but not audio streaming. Can you clarify, given the specific info I provided?

Thanks,

Filippo
Don’t think the iDrive is needed. Usually I would just get into the combos and enable it ...
 

boostE92d

Corporal
Jan 9, 2018
147
Houston TX
I use a home receiver that I power with USB and listen through the aux. Its a little clunky but hidden in my center console and has the highest quality sound that I've found. Not that BT ever sounds great.
 

TWilly

Specialist
Jul 7, 2017
85
also very interested in coding for BT. but as of now I use some cheap BT adaptor off amazon. wouldn't recommend it because the audio quality is junk. would love to find a better solution.
 

fmorelli

Brigadier General
Staff member
Aug 11, 2017
2,522
Virginia
Don’t think the iDrive is needed. Usually I would just get into the combos and enable it ...
Tony I took a photo of my unit. No iDrive in my car. 11/2010 build date. I have bluetooth phone, but not audio. Can bluetooth streaming be activated so it works with my car's head unit?

Filippo

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aus335iguy

Captain
Nov 18, 2017
1,015
It would be worth trying to code. Im fairly sure it will work. Ive retro fitted it to my car (I have iDrive) for this reason.
The combox takes the various inputs be they digital( Bluetooth) or analogue (microphone) and digitises them, so it’s a gateway into the audio system.
 

aus335iguy

Captain
Nov 18, 2017
1,015
Tune to air works with the older Mulf systems well. Effectively it does the Bluetooth to analogue conversion. Looks like an iPod to the system. You need the correct one for each car. Comboxes retro can be difficult but do give a factory result. Again there are two types of combox bn2000 and bn2010. There’s lots of info on combox retrofits available.
 

ShocknAwe

Lieutenant
Jan 24, 2018
815
SC
Interested in this as well. Bluetooth calling but not audio streaming is super irritating. I tried one of those bluetooth audio adapters and it didn't hold up.
 

fmorelli

Brigadier General
Staff member
Aug 11, 2017
2,522
Virginia
Interested in this as well. Bluetooth calling but not audio streaming is super irritating. I tried one of those bluetooth audio adapters and it didn't hold up.
They generally suck. I still don't have an answer. I need to code out EDC, and a few other things. I may ask bimmergeeks. I'm just amazed this stuff is not basic public knowledge at this point.

I did buy a WMA1000 bluetooth dongle which works ok ... had to get it out of Europe. Anyway ...

Filippo
 

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