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    Music apps on an iPhone and the BMW Nav 5?

    I have the Nav 5 on my GSA and have my iPhone 5S and a Sena paired to it. Wanting some other choices for music (other than the MP3 music files that I already have on the Nav 5's SD card) is it possible to listen to music from Spotify, Pandora, iHeart, etc. if any of these apps are installed on the iPhone? I also downloaded the Garmin Smart Link app onto the phone, but have no idea how it really interacts with the Nav 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemermyke View Post
    I have the Nav 5 on my GSA and have my iPhone 5S and a Sena paired to it. Wanting some other choices for music (other than the MP3 music files that I already have on the Nav 5's SD card) is it possible to listen to music from Spotify, Pandora, iHeart, etc. if any of these apps are installed on the iPhone? I also downloaded the Garmin Smart Link app onto the phone, but have no idea how it really interacts with the Nav 5.
    Any music app on the iPhone will play through your SENA.

    The Smart Link app provides the traffic or weather info to the Nav 5, if you bought the service. The find function in Smart link is a much easier way to find and enter a location and put it in the Nav 5. The Nav 5 interface is clunky and horribly slow. Smart Link is fast and will send the location to the Nav 5.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pkpilot View Post
    The find function in Smart link is a much easier way to find and enter a location and put it in the Nav 5. The Nav 5 interface is clunky and horribly slow. Smart Link is fast and will send the location to the Nav 5.
    Never noticed that feature. Just tried it now and it works slick.
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    I listen to Pandora all the time on my iphone 6 with my Sena 20s. Works great.
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    I load music from my iTunes music library onto my iPhone 6. When riding, I play that music by pressing the "phone" button on my Sena 10S intercom to summon Siri, and simply say, "shuffle music". When I'm done, I just repeat that process, but say, "pause music". I have a Nav V on my GSA, but have not loaded any music files on it. By the way, I also have the Garmin SmartLink App on my phone, and have purchased both the weather, and traffic, subscriptions. Before starting a ride, I just open the App on my phone, before I put it in my tank bag. Obviously, I use it for weather and traffic, and to do searches off the bike, and load the info onto the Nav V (as mentioned earlier in this thread).
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