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      02-03-2020, 11:06 AM   #1
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      02-03-2020, 11:28 AM   #2
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I started another thread...is there a charge for this? It seems too good to be true...
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I've been using it (for free) using my spotify account for a few weeks, it's awesome.
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      02-03-2020, 11:39 AM   #4
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I've been using it (for free) using my spotify account for a few weeks, it's awesome.
agreed! I am just waiting for a prompt to sign up. it's a HUGE plus. now, with using "hey bmw", I've noticed how slow it is versus Siri. But the integration and concept of connected music is great.
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      02-03-2020, 01:03 PM   #5
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Hmmm...apparently either not for Android or not for earlier iDrive software (7/2019.53). Oops - missed the 11/19 popup - that would make it worth the update.
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      02-03-2020, 01:33 PM   #6
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Hmmm...apparently either not for Android or not for earlier iDrive software (7/2019.53). Oops - missed the 11/19 popup - that would make it worth the update.
It is independent of what phone you are using. This is using the car's own LTE data.
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      02-03-2020, 02:15 PM   #7
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My understanding is you need to have Spotify premium service which is about $15 monthly. Is this accurate?
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      02-03-2020, 02:25 PM   #8
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My understanding is you need to have Spotify premium service which is about $15 monthly. Is this accurate?
Yes it only works with a premium subscription
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Still using Pandora for most of my music. Is there a Pandora app?
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      02-03-2020, 03:13 PM   #10
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It is independent of what phone you are using. This is using the car's own LTE data.
Thanks Jay - just don't have the most current software yet....
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Nice, looking forward to this.
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      02-03-2020, 04:42 PM   #12
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I've been using since 07/2019.40, it disappeared in early November as bmw decided it was unstable, bmw connected drive team advised that it would reappear with 11/2019.xx which it did.
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Has anyone in Canada loaded Spotify?
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Has anyone in Canada loaded Spotify?
Yes! Just did it, shockingly it worked. Canadian April 2019 build with iDrive 11/2019.40. Exact flow posted by Jay with an extra pre-reboot step for good measure:

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- bam, Spotify is in Media list
- go through QR code connection to Spotify account
- bam 2: my Spotify stuff is all there

Going to have to dedicate a button to it.
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Has anyone in Canada loaded Spotify?
Yes! Just did it, shockingly it worked. Canadian April 2019 build with iDrive 11/2019.40. Exact flow posted by Jay with an extra pre-reboot step for good measure:

- reboot iDrive
- update apps
- bam, Spotify is in Media list
- go through QR code connection to Spotify account
- bam 2: my Spotify stuff is all there

Going to have to dedicate a button to it.
Awesome. I'm going to do that now!
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It worked. I guess it was always there and never looked. All my stuff is there. Unfortunately no Album Art that I can see.
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Never mind. I see Album Art!
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It worked. I guess it was always there and never looked. All my stuff is there. Unfortunately no Album Art that I can see.
Nope, it wasn't always there. Something definitely happened for us North Americans in the last couple of weeks. randybobandy was the first to notice!
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      02-04-2020, 12:12 AM   #19
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I have no data plan in my car and don't think option is available in Australia. Will I still be able to use this service without registering with mobile provider?
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Not on my car (in the UK) and I'm on 11.2019
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11/2019.40 here in the US. Every single time I get in the car, I go to BMW App Store, and tap "Option" to refresh apps and services. I guess I got lucky, and when I hit the source button on my wheel to see my available options...I saw the Spotify logo. Tapped it, got a prompt to sign into my Spotify Premium account, and boom. Nothing about a charge or anything else...just your standard privacy policy/ToS.

I have no data plan/wifi hotspot. Never activated the 3-month trial either. I posted in the other thread with a theory that Spotify and the other available streaming companies may be footing the bill to combat Apple Music's growing subscriber base. If Apple Music streamed directly to the car, then I will definitely cancel Spotify. Who knows what BMW and the companies are doing anymore.

Nothing on my connected drive portal either...I tied it, hoping it might grandfather me into the service if it is an error!
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Not on my car (in the UK) and I'm on 11.2019
Give the connected drive team a call. First time I got Spotify in July last year I had problems with it disappearing so they refreshed the app by pushimg the connected music package to my vehicle.
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