Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350SUV?

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  1. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Hello.

    Is there a way to hook up an iPhone 4S (iOS 5) to a few years old
    Mercedes GLK350 SUV with its basic package? It can do mobile iPhone 4S'
    phone through its BlueTooth. Is it possible to do the same for its audio
    like podcasts and music? There are no audio cable hookups like for
    headphones as well. Or does one have to buy an addon for this to work?

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    Ant, Jun 27, 2013
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  2. Ant

    nospam Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <>, Ant
    <> wrote:

    > Is there a way to hook up an iPhone 4S (iOS 5) to a few years old
    > Mercedes GLK350 SUV with its basic package? It can do mobile iPhone 4S'
    > phone through its BlueTooth. Is it possible to do the same for its audio
    > like podcasts and music? There are no audio cable hookups like for
    > headphones as well. Or does one have to buy an addon for this to work?


    does it support the a2dp bluetooth profile?

    looks like it does:

    <http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLK/model-GLK350W2>
    Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital
    music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod®
    or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for
    convenient, cable-free playback.

    pair it then send the audio to it via the airplay icon.
     
    nospam, Jun 27, 2013
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  3. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    > > Is there a way to hook up an iPhone 4S (iOS 5) to a few years old
    > > Mercedes GLK350 SUV with its basic package? It can do mobile iPhone 4S'
    > > phone through its BlueTooth. Is it possible to do the same for its audio
    > > like podcasts and music? There are no audio cable hookups like for
    > > headphones as well. Or does one have to buy an addon for this to work?


    > does it support the a2dp bluetooth profile?


    > looks like it does:


    > <http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLK/model-GLK350W2>
    > Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital
    > music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod®
    > or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for
    > convenient, cable-free playback.


    > pair it then send the audio to it via the airplay icon.


    My client and I will check that later, but it probably doesn't exist due
    to this e-mail re(sponse/ply) from Mercedes' web site:

    ""Date: 1 Jul 2013 12:04:58 -0400
    From:
    To: ant...
    Subject: Email from Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    X-Mailer: Siebel 8.1.1.5 SIA [21227] LANG_INDEPENDENT

    Dear Mr. Dude,
     

    Thank you for your email.
     

    We invite you to explore our mobile website for information on
    compatible
    phones for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.  For your convenience, we have
    included
    a direct link below.  Please note however that Bluetooth audio
    streaming
    (for media) was not available prior to model year 2013 GLK vehicles.

     

    http://www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com/us/en

     

    We hope you find this information helpful..." :(


    If that is true and profile does not exist, then are there any addons to
    use with an old Apple iPhone 4S? :)
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    Ant, Jul 1, 2013
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  4. Ant

    nospam Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <>, Ant
    <> wrote:

    > > > Is there a way to hook up an iPhone 4S (iOS 5) to a few years old
    > > > Mercedes GLK350 SUV with its basic package? It can do mobile iPhone 4S'
    > > > phone through its BlueTooth. Is it possible to do the same for its audio
    > > > like podcasts and music? There are no audio cable hookups like for
    > > > headphones as well. Or does one have to buy an addon for this to work?

    >
    > > does it support the a2dp bluetooth profile?

    >
    > > looks like it does:

    >
    > > <http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLK/model-GLK350W2>
    > > Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital
    > > music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod®
    > > or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for
    > > convenient, cable-free playback.

    >
    > > pair it then send the audio to it via the airplay icon.

    >
    > My client and I will check that later, but it probably doesn't exist due
    > to this e-mail re(sponse/ply) from Mercedes' web site:
    >
    > ""Date: 1 Jul 2013 12:04:58 -0400
    > From:
    > To: ant...
    > Subject: Email from Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    > X-Mailer: Siebel 8.1.1.5 SIA [21227] LANG_INDEPENDENT
    >
    > Dear Mr. Dude,
    >
    > Thank you for your email.
    >
    > We invite you to explore our mobile website for information on
    > compatible
    > phones for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.  For your convenience, we have
    > included
    > a direct link below.  Please note however that Bluetooth audio
    > streaming
    > (for media) was not available prior to model year 2013 GLK vehicles.
    >
    >
    > http://www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com/us/en
    >
    >
    > We hope you find this information helpful..." :(
    >
    >
    > If that is true and profile does not exist, then are there any addons to
    > use with an old Apple iPhone 4S? :)


    the 4s isn't old. it was the latest and greatest less than 1 year ago.

    if "audio streaming (for media) was not available prior to model year
    2013" and the vehicle in question is a few years old, then that's your
    answer.

    it's still worth a try just in case he's mistaken, but based on what he
    said, it's not going to work.

    there are bluetooth speakers that could be installed.
     
    nospam, Jul 1, 2013
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  5. Ant

    Savageduck Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    On 2013-07-01 10:22:28 -0700, (Ant) said:

    >>> Is there a way to hook up an iPhone 4S (iOS 5) to a few years old
    >>> Mercedes GLK350 SUV with its basic package? It can do mobile iPhone 4S'
    >>> phone through its BlueTooth. Is it possible to do the same for its audio
    >>> like podcasts and music? There are no audio cable hookups like for
    >>> headphones as well. Or does one have to buy an addon for this to work?

    >
    >> does it support the a2dp bluetooth profile?

    >
    >> looks like it does:

    >
    >> <http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLK/model-GLK350W2>
    >> Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital
    >> music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod®
    >> or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for
    >> convenient, cable-free playback.

    >
    >> pair it then send the audio to it via the airplay icon.

    >
    > My client and I will check that later, but it probably doesn't exist due
    > to this e-mail re(sponse/ply) from Mercedes' web site:
    >
    > ""Date: 1 Jul 2013 12:04:58 -0400
    > From:
    > To: ant...
    > Subject: Email from Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    > X-Mailer: Siebel 8.1.1.5 SIA [21227] LANG_INDEPENDENT
    >
    > Dear Mr. Dude,
    >  
    >
    > Thank you for your email.
    >  
    >
    > We invite you to explore our mobile website for information on
    > compatible
    > phones for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.  For your convenience, we have
    > included
    > a direct link below.  Please note however that Bluetooth audio
    > streaming
    > (for media) was not available prior to model year 2013 GLK vehicles.
    >
    >  
    >
    > http://www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com/us/en
    >
    >  
    >
    > We hope you find this information helpful..." :(
    >
    >
    > If that is true and profile does not exist, then are there any addons to
    > use with an old Apple iPhone 4S? :)


    I can't speak for the GLK, but both my 2008 E350 and my 2011 E350 were
    system compatible for IPod & iPhone via 30-pin connecter in the glove
    box and BT. The BT setup and function with the 2011 E350 was a big
    improvement over the 2008. I have a 160GB iPod Classic in the glove box
    and my iPhone 4S connects to the car system seamlessly via BT.


    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Jul 1, 2013
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  6. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Hi again.

    http://discussions.apple.com/message/22380055 and
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4437 mentioned Airplay, but my client and
    I were unable to find AirPlay names in both SUV and iPhone 4S (now using
    the latest iOS 6 firmware). Where are they at/located?

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    Ant, Jul 7, 2013
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  7. Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <>,
    Ant <> wrote:

    > http://discussions.apple.com/message/22380055 and
    > http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4437 mentioned Airplay, but my client and
    > I were unable to find AirPlay names in both SUV and iPhone 4S (now using
    > the latest iOS 6 firmware). Where are they at/located?


    Some apps have airplay built into them. If an app doesn't have airplay
    built into it, double tap the Home button then swipe the recent-apps bar to
    the right twice. You should then see a volume slider, and to its right, the
    airplay button.

    What do you mean by SUV in this context?

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    Michelle Steiner, Jul 8, 2013
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  8. Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <-september.org>,
    Michelle Steiner <> wrote:

    > What do you mean by SUV in this context?


    Nevermind; I see in the subject header what was meant.

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    Michelle Steiner, Jul 8, 2013
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  9. Ant

    Ant Guest

    On 7/7/2013 4:52 PM PT, Michelle Steiner typed:

    >> http://discussions.apple.com/message/22380055 and
    >> http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4437 mentioned Airplay, but my client and
    >> I were unable to find AirPlay names in both SUV and iPhone 4S (now using
    >> the latest iOS 6 firmware). Where are they at/located?

    >
    > Some apps have airplay built into them. If an app doesn't have airplay
    > built into it, double tap the Home button then swipe the recent-apps bar to
    > the right twice. You should then see a volume slider, and to its right, the
    > airplay button.


    Uhh, which audio app has Airplay for music, podcasts, etc. in iPhone 4S'
    iOS 6 to go to SUV through Bluetooth?
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  10. Ant

    nospam Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <>, Ant
    <> wrote:

    > >> http://discussions.apple.com/message/22380055 and
    > >> http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4437 mentioned Airplay, but my client and
    > >> I were unable to find AirPlay names in both SUV and iPhone 4S (now using
    > >> the latest iOS 6 firmware). Where are they at/located?

    > >
    > > Some apps have airplay built into them. If an app doesn't have airplay
    > > built into it, double tap the Home button then swipe the recent-apps bar to
    > > the right twice. You should then see a volume slider, and to its right, the
    > > airplay button.

    >
    > Uhh, which audio app has Airplay for music, podcasts, etc. in iPhone 4S'
    > iOS 6 to go to SUV through Bluetooth?


    the built in music app supports airplay, plus quite a few third party
    apps.

    you still need an a2dp bluetooth profile no matter what you do.
     
    nospam, Jul 8, 2013
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  11. Ant

    Ant Guest

    On 7/7/2013 6:56 PM PT, nospam typed:

    > the built in music app supports airplay, plus quite a few third party
    > apps.
    >
    > you still need an a2dp bluetooth profile no matter what you do.


    Ah. So, SUV needs to show A2DP Bluetooth Profile first which we didn't
    see unless we missed it. We only saw Bluetooth Profile for phones. :(

    Thanks. This is all new to us. :)
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  12. Ant

    nospam Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <>, Ant
    <> wrote:

    > > the built in music app supports airplay, plus quite a few third party
    > > apps.
    > >
    > > you still need an a2dp bluetooth profile no matter what you do.

    >
    > Ah. So, SUV needs to show A2DP Bluetooth Profile first which we didn't
    > see unless we missed it. We only saw Bluetooth Profile for phones. :(


    yep, and it should 'just work' if it does, automatically playing on the
    bluetooth device. no need to fuss with airplay. that's how it works
    with my bluetooth headset.

    if it doesn't have a2dp, then it won't work. your only option would be
    to get bluetooth speakers that support a2dp and mount them somewhere in
    the vehicle, perhaps wired into the audio system if possible.
     
    nospam, Jul 8, 2013
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  13. Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <>,
    Ant <> wrote:

    > > Some apps have airplay built into them. If an app doesn't have airplay
    > > built into it, double tap the Home button then swipe the recent-apps bar to
    > > the right twice. You should then see a volume slider, and to its right, the
    > > airplay button.

    >
    > Uhh, which audio app has Airplay for music, podcasts, etc. in iPhone 4S'
    > iOS 6 to go to SUV through Bluetooth?


    If I'm not mistaken, Airplay goes through WiFi, not through Bluetooth.
    Connecting to the SUV via Blootooth is essentially the same as connecting
    to a headphone set via Blootooth.

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    Michelle Steiner, Jul 8, 2013
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  14. Ant

    nospam Guest

    Re: Listening to audio (e.g., podcasts and music) in a Mercedes GLK350 SUV?

    In article <-september.org>,
    Michelle Steiner <> wrote:

    > > > Some apps have airplay built into them. If an app doesn't have airplay
    > > > built into it, double tap the Home button then swipe the recent-apps bar
    > > > to the right twice. You should then see a volume slider, and to its right,
    > > > the airplay button.

    > >
    > > Uhh, which audio app has Airplay for music, podcasts, etc. in iPhone 4S'
    > > iOS 6 to go to SUV through Bluetooth?

    >
    > If I'm not mistaken, Airplay goes through WiFi, not through Bluetooth.
    > Connecting to the SUV via Blootooth is essentially the same as connecting
    > to a headphone set via Blootooth.


    it does, but a paired bluetooth headset shows up in the airplay menu,
    even though it's not really using airplay.
     
    nospam, Jul 8, 2013
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