Originally Posted by THE TECH
Help set me straight on all this cause I am pretty frustrated at this point.
1. What is the point/advantage of the cradle?
2. Is there a way to start BMW Apps or Pandora without touching the phone itself? Seems like a pain if it's in the cradle to have to mess with it.
3. Pandora seems to work easily when using through the USB cable but when the phone is in the cradle, I can only get it to work like 1 out of 10 times.
4. Is it possible that I could have the wrong cradle or will it not work at all if it's the wrong one?
I missed out on bmw apps in my m3 (dec 10 build) and I wanted it for pandroa/slacker radio for some time. Ive been using BT audio to listen to Pandora and Slacker radio. I like slacker radio better because it has better content. However, I recently updated my BT audio profile via the USB port (bmw released an update for the BT in our cars) and while I didnt notice any changes with slacker radio, I DID notice that Pandora NOW SHOWS TRACK AND SONG INFO via BT AUDIO!!!
So for me, this is a HUGE win! The process for BMW apps to play Pandora seems like a PITA from what Ive seen. As of right now, when I exit my M3, pandora pauses. When I return it picks up right where it left off!
Track up and down work just fine too. So forget the cradle! BT audio man! It works easier than pandora thru bmw apps from what I could see.