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Just a quick question, is there anything on and roof that can make an iPod comparable car radio access it as normal? I want a galaxy s II but won't if I can't play tunes in my car :/
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Just a quick question, is there anything on and roof that can make an iPod comparable car radio access it as normal? I want a galaxy s II but won't if I can't play tunes in my car :/
I'm very confused by your wording....

Are you looking to hook a mobile device into your car radio?
    
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Whoa I can't even understand what I put there.

Anyway, I have an iPod compatible car radio, which connects to my iPhone via USB. This allows me to control what song is playing on the unit itself.

My brothers Xperia Play did not work on my radio as it just gave an error, if I were to get a Galaxy S II, is there an app that can be downloaded so that I can have the same functionality on android as I do have on my iPhone at the moment on my car radio?
Edited by Sgtbash - 10/28/11 at 6:00am
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Unfortunately, I don't think anything like that exists for android phones
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The stereos with USB's that say "Ipod Compatible" are unfortunatly only compatible with iPods (Excluding the iPod shuffles w/ controls on the headphones) no other USB devices. But, if your stereo has an AUX plug you could plug your phone into that and play music through it. I believe the USB still works as a charging unit for other devices. You could also get an FM Tranmitter and use that if your stereo doesn't have an AUX plug and most of those have AUX, USB and SD card plugs on them, so you could charge your phone and listen to music through the AUX if you wanted.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 10/28/11 at 9:44am
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Yeah thought as much, it would be a pain to keep having to change tracks on my phone whilst I'm driving though. Suppose the only over route is buying a separate iPod
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post #7 of 16
There could be some music apps that might make changing/selecting songs easier (ie. larger buttons). Still not exactly what you want, but something that would be cheaper than an iPod. If you just have the phone resting on the center console or something, then ya, it's a pain (had to do that with my iPod in our car that didn't have the ability to control it through the radio).
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If you have an iphone already, why not keep it to use in your car AS an ipod rather than buying an ipod unless you're planning to sell the iphone and use the money towards the S2.

If that's the case, then yeah, just buy a cheap ipod on craigslist.
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If you have an iphone already, why not keep it to use in your car AS an ipod rather than buying an ipod unless you're planning to sell the iphone and use the money towards the S2.

If that's the case, then yeah, just buy a cheap ipod on craigslist.
Yeah as its an iPhone 4 I can practically swap it for an S2, I reckon I could suffice with an old iPod, ill hide it out of the way and just forget about it.
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I just plug it in via 3.5mm auxiliary input.
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