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Old 10-23-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Without knowing how to cut cables, is there a way to play music thru bluetooth in the MMI?
I have a new Q5 2012 and a iPhone 4S --and play music here and listen to it on the car stereo. I dont want to keep my phone in the glove box, as Siri is so much better than the voice navigation in Audi!

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Old 10-23-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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Long story short, the MMI in the Q5 does not support stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) profile. Only way to do it is to purchase a A2DP receiver and has bunch of wires in your glovebox.
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when you say better...what are you using it for. Are you referring to navigation through music? I assume you don't mean road navigation...
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The best solution for listening music buy SD card of 16GB or iPod touch
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when you say better...what are you using it for. Are you referring to navigation through music? I assume you don't mean road navigation...
Yes, my issue is that it's much more unsafe to use the dial/buttons to navigate through music, than simply telling Siri which song/album to play. So ideal would be to be able to control the iphone by voice and play music through it, not Audi's very archaic, unsafe music folder/lists.
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Yes, but again, its not ideal--having to download music to a SD card when the iPhone would be more easily and regularly synced.

Also after having spent so much money on a car and a phone, I would think the two should work together seamlessly and not need one more iPod to be added to the mix. It's obvious that Audi has deliberately locked out MP3 streaming, because Siri works well via Bluetooth for voice calling.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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Yes, but again, its not ideal--having to download music to a SD card when the iPhone would be more easily and regularly synced.

Also after having spent so much money on a car and a phone, I would think the two should work together seamlessly and not need one more iPod to be added to the mix. It's obvious that Audi has deliberately locked out MP3 streaming, because Siri works well via Bluetooth for voice calling.
Then again media streamming and Siri uses different Bluetooth protocol (A2DP vs. Phone). Audi has either disabled the A2DP capability or just didn't bother to integrate that in their system.

There are other solutions but it does require some leg works.
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What if your car doesn't have navigation?

Would this adapter work? Description below:

A2DP Audi Bluetooth Adaptor - non-telephony Unfortunately the J cable is not compatible with MMI 3G. A software solution is in the works but not ETA has been provided by Audi AG. A2DP definition: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, This profile is designed to transfer 2 channel stereo audio wirelessly from one device to another. The Audi Bluetooth adapter kit includes a USB AMI cable, Bluetooth adapter and Flash drive that contains the software upgraded required to be applied to the MMI system to support this function. Newer cars may already have the updated MMI software. The MMI will determine if an upgraded software is needed. Only for streaming Music, not for Bluetooth telephony. Vehicle must be equipped with Audi Music Interface. Part Number: 4F0 051 510J Description: A2DP Audi Bluetooth Adaptor - non-telephony Models: A4 Avant, A4 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A5 Coupe, A6 Avant, Allroad Quattro, A6 Sedan, A8 L, A8, Audi Q7, RS 4, RS 6, S4 Avant, S4 Cabriolet, S4 Sedan, S5 Coupe, S6 Sedan, S8 Sedan Color/Size: Model Year: 2004-2010 Not for vehicles with MMI 3G (Nav+)
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Hello All,


Would anyone know if this part 4F0051510J is the right one to have Bluetooth streamed to a MY10 A5.
I would like to connect a Iphone 4 via A2DP,
Found this on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Audi-Blue...item336dbc9337

Not sure however if it will have the right software for the MMI 3G (without navigation) that is in the vehicle..Any idea what I should ask the seller

Would greatly appreciate any advice / information

Cant believe that a car of vehicle such as the A5 does not have it standard. A Subaru WRX and a Toyota Corolla both sub $30K have it as standard not requiring any additional hardware.

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I think it's possible, as both SIRI and your ringtone both bluetooth through the MMI, but I think it would be really poor quality. It's probably a lot easier to get the AUX plugin for the MMI and have a longer cable poking out of the glovebox to reach to your hand.
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" It's probably a lot easier to get the AUX plugin for the MMI and have a longer cable poking out of the glovebox to reach to your hand."[/QUOTE]


I do have the Cable now, just like the convenience of being able to play something off the phone without plugging it in .
P1$$e$ me off to no end that Toyota drivers and Suburu drivers can do this and I cant.

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Old 11-13-2011, 05:47 AM   #12
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Jessica, if you don't have NAV, the adapter below works great. I had it for my '09 A4 Avant (no NAV) and I have tested it in '12 Q5 w/o NAV so I know it will work in my '12 Q5 w/o NAV when it arrives in a month. The only issue, and I don't know if this is on the iPhone end or the adapter, is that you don't get track info on the MMI. Not a big deal for me since I mount the iPhone up at eye level to the right of the steering wheel and control it all from there. Navigon on the iPhone for GPS rocks, BTW, and the turn-by-turn directions stream through the stereo. In fact, anything you can play on the iPhone will stream through the stereo: Pandora, Netflix, Youtube, etc.

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What if your car doesn't have navigation?

Would this adapter work? Description below:

A2DP Audi Bluetooth Adaptor - non-telephony Unfortunately the J cable is not compatible with MMI 3G. A software solution is in the works but not ETA has been provided by Audi AG. A2DP definition: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, This profile is designed to transfer 2 channel stereo audio wirelessly from one device to another. The Audi Bluetooth adapter kit includes a USB AMI cable, Bluetooth adapter and Flash drive that contains the software upgraded required to be applied to the MMI system to support this function. Newer cars may already have the updated MMI software. The MMI will determine if an upgraded software is needed. Only for streaming Music, not for Bluetooth telephony. Vehicle must be equipped with Audi Music Interface. Part Number: 4F0 051 510J Description: A2DP Audi Bluetooth Adaptor - non-telephony Models: A4 Avant, A4 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A5 Coupe, A6 Avant, Allroad Quattro, A6 Sedan, A8 L, A8, Audi Q7, RS 4, RS 6, S4 Avant, S4 Cabriolet, S4 Sedan, S5 Coupe, S6 Sedan, S8 Sedan Color/Size: Model Year: 2004-2010 Not for vehicles with MMI 3G (Nav+)
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Hi.. I have the same problem before luckily I found the best solution (for me)... The ViseeO Tune2Air!!! Here's video I made on how I setup my tune2air device

http://www.omerkhan.com/2013/12/stre...phone-to-audi/
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" It's probably a lot easier to get the AUX plugin for the MMI and have a longer cable poking out of the glovebox to reach to your hand."

I do have the Cable now, just like the convenience of being able to play something off the phone without plugging it in .
P1$$e$ me off to no end that Toyota drivers and Suburu drivers can do this and I cant.

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I wondered about this - mainly in case I have guest(s) who may want to play music (I'm nice like that!). But the glovebox doesn't have any cutout that would let a cable come out of it, does it? I'm guessing the glovebox probably wouldn't close very well...
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Hi.. I have the same problem before luckily I found the best solution (for me)... The ViseeO Tune2Air!!! Here's video I made on how I setup my tune2air device

http://www.omerkhan.com/2013/12/stre...phone-to-audi/
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A 2014 with MMI should be able to play just fine off any device that has A2DP. Mine plays just fine off my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, although lack of browsing makes it rather pointless. But a passenger could control it. Or it could loop a playlist or something.

I don't remember exactly how to set it up (it was the first thing I did on pickup), but I seem to remember pairing it separately for A2DP through the MMI Media interface. Either way, my phone shows up as a Source under Media whenever I have it with me in the car.

No special cables or transmitters needed for me.
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Maybe I didn't read your question properly, but streaming audio through bluetooth definitely works. Now I haven't tried accessing my playlist or using my MMI console to make changes, but I was definitely able to stream youtube audio from my wife's iPhone 5S to my 2014 SQ5 with MMI Navigation system.
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This subject has been covered in the past, as the older (3G MMI) systems WITH NAVIGATION equipped with 2012 and early Q5s does not provide A2DP Stereo Streaming profile in the hardware. However if your system is not equipped with navigation system, you can purchase an adapter which will allow you to stream bluetooth audio.

Starting with 2013 and later models, the MMI 3G+ system in the Q5s are updated and able to stream Bluetooth stereo audio without hassle.

There are many ways to add Bluetooth stereo audio streaming to the 2012 and older MMI WITH NAV, such as modifying a iPod-to-MMI cable with a dock-connector bluetooth receiver, or using an aux cable plugged into a 3rd party receiver.

So to OP... get an aux cable, then a bluetooth receiver. What you need to worry is the power supply. With modded cable and a dock-connector receiver, the power is supplied by the MMI.
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A 2014 with MMI should be able to play just fine off any device that has A2DP. Mine plays just fine off my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, although lack of browsing makes it rather pointless. But a passenger could control it. Or it could loop a playlist or something.

I don't remember exactly how to set it up (it was the first thing I did on pickup), but I seem to remember pairing it separately for A2DP through the MMI Media interface. Either way, my phone shows up as a Source under Media whenever I have it with me in the car.

No special cables or transmitters needed for me.
This solution from Audi is a step in the right direction:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...icstream&hl=en

Needs some polish, but it's obvious from this APP that full functionality between phone and the MMI for music playback is very possible in the current gen.
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This solution from Audi is a step in the right direction:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...icstream&hl=en

Needs some polish, but it's obvious from this APP that full functionality between phone and the MMI for music playback is very possible in the current gen.
This app for some reason is not available in the US. Anyone know why?
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