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    Pda smartphone bluetooth + sts

    i was wondering, since the sts has bluetooth capabilities and can connect wirelessly with the phone and transfer contacts and whatnot, is there a way to wirelessly stream music via bluetooth from pda's (palm treos, blackberrys, etc) to the cadillac sts equipped w. nav/bluetooth?




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    Re: Pda smartphone bluetooth + sts

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey1026 View Post
    i was wondering, since the sts has bluetooth capabilities and can connect wirelessly with the phone and transfer contacts and whatnot, is there a way to wirelessly stream music via bluetooth from pda's (palm treos, blackberrys, etc) to the cadillac sts equipped w. nav/bluetooth?
    no, not yet. Bluetooth is wireless network technology made up of several different subsets of rules called 'profiles'. Each profile covers a different common usage of the underlying Bluetooth technology.

    For example, the A2DP profile is designed for high quality stereo audio. Therefore wireless headphones support the A2DP profile, but not VDP profile which supports video transfers.

    Telephones usually support the HSP (Headset) and/or HFP (Hands free) profiles for use with headsets. These support low quality mono audio best suited for phones and a microphone for 2-way communication.

    Cadillac bluetooth (through 2010, as far as I know) only support the HSP/HFP profiles. So when your music player wants to stream music over Bluetooth, the STS doesn't know how to listen. This will probably change in future car models as Bluetooth becomes a more entrenched consumer technology, but updating existing installed systems - even though it's just a software update - is highly unlikely.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_profile

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    Re: Pda smartphone bluetooth + sts

    wow very useful info thanks MacMuse

    althought if the sts could listen to bluetooth streamed music it would be bad ass lol

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    Re: Pda smartphone bluetooth + sts

    Quote Originally Posted by MacMuse View Post
    ...Cadillac bluetooth (through 2010, as far as I know) only support the HSP/HFP profiles. So when your music player wants to stream music over Bluetooth, the STS doesn't know how to listen. This will probably change in future car models as Bluetooth becomes a more entrenched consumer technology, but updating existing installed systems - even though it's just a software update - is highly unlikely.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_profile
    Any possibility of an available Bluetooth software update for a 2005 STS that adds support for A2DP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_A/V View Post
    Any possibility of an available Bluetooth software update for a 2005 STS that adds support for A2DP?
    I bought an adapter off of amazon to make it work. 15 bucks after shipping. Its plugged into my RCA in the center console with a y-cable. Works flawlessly

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk

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    Upac STS with blustar. Adds a2dp and I can voice dial phone phone contact list. Actually understands what I say.

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