The First BMW Apps Integrations for Android Devices
iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora Android apps can be controlled through the 5th generation BMW iDrive system in the all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series.
BMW Group announces that the first BMW Apps integrations for Android devices will be iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora – three of the most popular music streaming services. Drivers of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series can safely access and control these services through their iDrive controller and screen while driving.
The BMW Apps option originally launched for iOS in 2011 and is now available for Android users. The new Android integration also signals a continuation of BMW’s strong partnership with their current iOS App partners. BMW Apps are designed with convenience and safety in mind: drivers can effortlessly stream their favorite audio, change stations, curate their favorites, and switch between apps.
In order to use the apps within the vehicle, an Android user with OS 4.2 or later, only needs to download the BMW Connected APP from Google Play and connect their phone over Bluetooth to the new 2016 BMW 7 Series with the BMW Apps option. App integration for all other vehicles equipped with BMW Apps and MINI Connected will follow at a later date.
Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, is now available on Android devices in a seamless listening experience for new BMW 7 Series drivers.