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    Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    I was wondering if anyone else realized that, using an iPhone, you can stream and control both Spotify and Pandora through the iPod interface...

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Yup, Pandora is my primary source for music. You can even skip tracks using the dash controls, and you get artist, song and album on the audio menu. Pretty slick.

    I let XM expire after the trial was up...

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    If only they could get the respective playlists/stations to show up onscreen...

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    how is this done thru the interface? i know you can do it with a headphone patch cable, but thru the interface, i thought it only played music on the device because my itunes match library is about 14K songs and it will only play the ones downloaded to my phone.

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    is this true?

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Can you control/view Spotify tracks/playlists from the dash or steering wheel? So you're saying I have tobuy a V AND an iPhone? Lol
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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Quicky How-To:

    Controls Available:
    Spotify: Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, Displays Current Track and Artist
    Pandora: Play/Pause, Next Track, Displays Current Track and Artist

    Connection To Unit:
    For both Spotify and Pandora, you will connect the device to using the supplied USB/3.5mm iPod/iPhone connector.

    Spotify:
    Load the Spotify app on the phone, select your desired Song/Album/Playlist/Subscription, once the phone starts to play music you can connect it to the car's interface. The current Track and Artist will be displayed on the car's display. To change Playlist/Album/Subscription you will need to do so on the app on the phone. If you disconnect the phone once its begun to play, playback will stop, and resume when you reconnect it to the car. With the exception of if you've used or loaded something that reactivates the phones music or video apps.

    If this happens, just restart the app on the phone.

    Note: For me at least, Spotify's signal output is lower than the iPhone's native output, so you will need to turn the volume on the stereo up more. In my car, its still plenty loud though.

    Pandora:
    Load the Pandora app on the phone, select the station that you want to listen to, then connect to the car's interface. You should now see Track and Artist information displayed on the raido's display. Once again to change stations, you will need to use the phone's interface. Pandora is a more hit and miss, in my experience, with regards to reconnecting to the car, say if you grab the phone out when you put gas in, then plug it back in once your done. I find that I have to reselect the station on the phone sometimes.

    Once again, if you do something on the phone, that restarts the phones native music or video apps, you will need to restart the app on you phone.

    Note: Pandora's output signal is about the same as the output from the native music app, so your good to go here...

    Hope this helps, let me know if you have more questions...

    ~Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by LV_V View Post
    Can you control/view Spotify tracks/playlists from the dash or steering wheel? So you're saying I have tobuy a V AND an iPhone? Lol
    You can see the current Track and Artist, you can not browse track or playlists. You can change tracks, play and pause the track, and that is about all at this time. However, the radio will pause playback of Spotify and Pandora when a call is made thru bluetooth or Onstar, and resume playback once the call has ended...
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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Excellent post. Thanks for the info. Should help a lot of peeps!

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    Glad to be of help.

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    To bad that Spotify and Pandora are not available in Canada.
    Apparently Canadian copy rights prevent the music to be provided to Canadians.

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Guys I've got a '13 CTS V Coupe. Using a new iPhone 4S and the supplied apple / mini jack cable I can get Pandora to play when in USB / Front mode however I do not have control of the track and there is zero display info for things like artist, track, station, etc. Any advice on how to get the full function many of you are raving about?

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Are you opening the Pandora app on the phone, selecting the station you want and hitting Play BEFORE connecting it to the car? That's the order you have to do it in. Also make sure the car is on before connecting the phone.
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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    Thanks for the info. Yes to all yet it still does not work. Any ideas?

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    damn... Android is outselling i-stuff; wish companies would get with the program and stop kissing Apples ass.

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    Re: Using Spotify & Pandora in the V

    I know, there is no app to use this V's sound system with a android, I've search high and low. You'd think there would be a app. So for now I just use the 3.5 mm output and make sure to put the music service on a good station.

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