BMW ConnectedDrive Brings Spotify into the Car

    BMW
    By BMW

    Music for everyone – everywhereWoodcliff Lake, N.J. - November 18, 2014… BMW announced today that Spotify – the world’s leading music streaming service – can now be brought into the car, delivering the perfect music for every journey. Spotify already brings you the right music for every moment on your computer, your mobile, your tablet and your home entertainment system.

    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. - November 18, 2014… BMW announced today that Spotify –
    the world’s leading music streaming service – can now be brought into the car, delivering
    the perfect music for every journey. Spotify already brings you the right music for every
    moment on your computer, your mobile, your tablet and your home entertainment
    system.


    Starting today, all Spotify users on iOS – both free and Premium – can enjoy a seamless
    music experience to BMW and MINI drivers:
    • Access your own music and playlists, or use features like Radio and Browse to find
    the perfect music for every mood and moment
    • Enjoy an intuitive viewing experience on the car’s high-resolution Control Display
    • Comfortable and safe to use with the iDrive Controller
    • Premium subscribers can enjoy extra-high quality on-demand music (320kbps) –
    which sounds great on the car’s audio system – as well as ad-free and offline listening
    Beginning today, when the Spotify app is downloaded from the Apple App Store, it will be
    compatible with any BMW equipped with the BMW Apps option.
    Smartphones and apps in your car.
    With the aim of enabling safe and comfortable use of apps in cars, the BMW Group was
    an early driver of smartphone integration and has already certified numerous apps for
    access in BMW and MINI vehicles. These apps have been optimized for use during a
    journey, can be operated via the iDrive Controller or MINI Controller without distracting
    the driver and are viewed in the Control Display or the MINI Centre Instrument,
    respectively.

    App integration.
    This app has been specially certified by BMW for safe in-car use. The app uses the BMW
    Group’s A4A (Apps for Automotive) technology and can be downloaded for iOS-based
    devices from the Apple App Store. Having connected their smartphone to the car via the
    USB socket or snap-in adapter and launched the app, users are presented with its various
    functions via the iDrive Controller/MINI Controller, the Control Display/MINI Centre
    Instrument and the car’s audio system. To use the app in BMW and MINI models, the
    BMW ConnectedDrive Services or MINI Connected option needs to be specified.

    About Spotify.
    Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to
    over 20 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to
    everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to
    discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a
    fair deal.
    Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 50 million active users, and
    over 12.5 million paying subscribers.


     

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