BMW has officially announced today Spotify users can now seamlessly stream music in the car, as the latter’s app will now be integrated with ConnectedDrive systems. All iOS users need to do is connect their iPhone to the car’s USB, and Spotify will show up in the multimedia menu and be easily controlled using iDrive.
Spotify updated their iOS app to version 2.0 to bring this support last week:
What’s New in Version 2.0.0
New: We’re friends with BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected vehicles. Connect your iOS device by USB to find Your Music, Browse and Radio in your car’s Multimedia menu.
Starting today, free and premium Spotify iOS users will be able to do the following:
- 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
Below is a video showing Spotify integration within a BMW E60 (5-Series):
Spotify officially launched in Canada at the end of September and has a music catalogue of over 20 million songs. Let us know how this works for you!