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How have I only just noticed this? Fevio (VB+Basic Nav) definitely didn't have it, but Luke (Media XL) does.. so it's either an update or a Media XL thing. Steering wheel controls work, playlists and radio work, you can set repeat and random - great stuff!











PS - Apologies for the quality of the photos, I had to take them with my company blackberry as if you exit on the iphone to camera it disconnects the Spotify link.
 

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Wow that's,superb. Will give this a go with my android when active again. It may well be a software update.
 

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You need to manually open the spotify app after connection, and have it connected by USB it seems.

Oh and apologies for the Scherzy - it was an accident... Not that I was singing along to her on the way to work, because i'm a macho macho man and all that :D

Only annoyance is that on the iphone display, the mini logo isn't centred below the spotify logo (yes I have OCD!)

Hopefully it works with android too - for those wanting to try with IOS I am using version 8.1 (latest) on a 5S 16GB. And spotify premium - not sure if that makes a difference
 

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just been out to the car & tried this - awesome! my car's on visual radio & i've had it since july so it's not a car software update. Maybe it's a mini connected app update - it looks like this spotify functionality is coming via connected. Either way my Spotify Premium subscription just became even better value for money - goodbye USB stick! :cool:
 

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Weird thing for me is that the steering wheel control for changing tracks doesnt work but the volume adjustment does. Im on an iphone 5s running the latest ios
 

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Yes changing tracks on the head unit is fine, either using the physical buttons or the on screen next/previous options, just not the steering wheel
 

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This looks great! I have a Moonwalk grey Cooper on order, due next month. Can anyone with a recently updated visual boost tell me if Spotify works on theirs?
 

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Hi

Does anyone know if this works on android? I don't have a premium spotify account and I'm pretty sure I don't have it on my options.
 

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just seen this on motoringfile.com

Simply download the free Spotify App from the Apple App Store, plug in your iPhone to the MINI Connected system, and then browse the massive musical archive by genre, artist, album and track. You can also check out the latest album artwork on screen and create your own bespoke playlists. No premium service subscription is required for in-car access.

The car must be fitted with the MINI Visual Boost Radio and MINI Connected or the MINI Media Pack. The integration of the App inside the vehicle’s operating system is handled through the customer’s Apple iPhone (minimum of iPhone 4s + iOS7).
 

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Hi

Does anyone know if this works on android? I don't have a premium spotify account and I'm pretty sure I don't have it on my options.
it works through the mini connected app which is pretty poorly supported on android, many of the features of the app aren't available to android users.
 

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Does anybody have issues with static noise whilst using Spotify via Mini Connected. I used to use Deezer for music, back when Spotify wasn't officially supported, never experienced any issues. Now i get alot of hissing noises when listening to music via Spotify.

Also i have never been able to select track by using the steering wheel controls, regardless if i'm using Deezer or Spotify.
 

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Also i have never been able to select track by using the steering wheel controls, regardless if i'm using Deezer or Spotify.
I cannot change or select a track via the steering wheels controls maybe I doing some thing wrong also I cannot get bluetooth to connect to my Iphone 6 either,probably need to delve into the manual however In our 2nd car Skoda CitiGo I can bluetooth spotify without any problems .
 

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There are a few shortcomings of this, having used it for a while:

* if you want to use the mini connected apps, it stops the music (disconnects integration).
* you can't search for songs from phone or car - only play songs in playlists
* some offline songs appear not to display album art - but could be an issue with the app rather than the car as no album art appears on the phone display either.
* you can't list the songs playing and choose another - you need to reopen the playlist from the first song and scroll down

And of course the steering wheel issue

For those with sound quality issues - check spotify's EQ isn't set too bassy... I found that the spotify EQ settings get relayed to the car so can easily distort if both the phone and the car have the bass up high
 
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