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      11-23-2021, 08:52 AM   #1
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Updated News App

Got into my 21G05 this morning and there was a prompt to accept the new privacy terms and an updated News App.

The new app now adds News as an audio source accessible from the steering wheel source control and the touch screen. You get a display of stories to listen to similar to the station list from the standard sources.

This is a great feature !!!!!
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      11-23-2021, 12:10 PM   #2
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Just saw that this morning, too. It shows up when choosing MEDIA from the iDrive and when hitting the Entertainment Source on the steering wheel.
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I had a 'news' tile on one of my pages that on long drives, i'd tap to bring up the section and quickly scan through the headlines. a couple of times, I clicked the read aloud option to hear it and the idrive voice read the news article.

I saw the new update today and clicked the News tile but what I didn't like was that it immediately started playing the audio of the article instead of letting me peruse the stories first. I was listening to music and it took a minute for me to figure out how to turn that off and get back to my music.

There's a lot more stories on the app now versus when it was just Reuters but I suppose the "news" tile in its present implementation is useless now.
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      11-24-2021, 10:32 PM   #4
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2022 X5 - News App

I am unable (because I don't know) to get out of the News App and just go back to my Spotify. How do you turn off the News App?
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I am unable (because I don't know) to get out of the News App and just go back to my Spotify. How do you turn off the News App?
It is just an audio source. Use the source selector on the the right side of the steering wheel or the audio source menu on the main screen
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      11-25-2021, 01:02 PM   #6
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When this appeared my Spotify app disappeared and I had to rescan the QR code to get it back
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Why is BMW sending these updates when we actually need iDrive update to latest version. Donot know what BMW gains/loses by not sending iDrive updates to its vehicles.
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Why is BMW sending these updates when we actually need iDrive update to latest version. Donot know what BMW gains/loses by not sending iDrive updates to its vehicles.
Saving $$$$$$$$ comes to mind.
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