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post #1 of 32 Old 03-29-2014, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Mini Connected Android App

Hi, for those of you that are running android, I've noticed that we finally have a Mini Connected App for Android.
You can download it from here :


https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...connected.mini


For some reason or another the app is geoblocked, and will only allow you to install in some regions. But don't worry you can get around it by manually downloading the app onto your pc, copy it to your phone and then you should be able to install it.


Copy the above URL and past into this website:


http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/


save the file to your PC, and then copy to your phone, open a file browser and then open the .apk file and you should be able to install it!


I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505) and it installed fine, I'm not sure wether or not other phone models also work..


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So near and yet so far!
This is very interesting. Following your instruction, I downloaded the .apk file to my PC and thence to my Samsung Galaxy player 4.2 but it won't install since it says "Parse Error"
Tried it twice to no avail.
Still digging for a solution.
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Works direct from Google Play on the S4 MINI in the UK
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I did manage to install the app from Google Play store. But so far, I'm not impressed. About all I've been able to see is the calendar from my phone, and some rss feeds, which I'm not that interested in in the car. What options are available when using the iphone?
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grayeul, I was asking myself the same thing!

The calendar and rss feeds are quite useless for me. I wanted at least web radio and, if possible, a better way to configure destinations in the navigation system.

So far I am really not impressed.

Furthermore, when you activate the Mini Connected, it disables the "bluetooth audio" therefore I cannot listen to Songza anymore while in the car.
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I tried MINI Connected with my wife's iPhone and it's a different story. Much more options ... See images below.

I hope they will enhance the Android experience soon. Currently it is not useful at all.
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Hi Patch, I was just wondering if when you plug an android phone into the usb it plays music from all sources, e.g. streaming spotify or whether it only plays files that are on stored locally on the device?

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How to plug my Galaxy S4

Hi All, I have a ´14 Countryman with Mini Connected and already download android´s app but when I plug my Galaxy S4 to the usb and open the Connected on the Mini appears a message that no phone is detected. What I´m doing wrong?

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From what I've seen with Songza (an android app that streams music), it could only play streamed music when connected via Bluetooth.

It could not play Songza through USB. It would only play the music stored on my phone (including ringtones which don't make a great playlist!)

Can't use Spotify in Canada since it's still not available here ...
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