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Is your stereo a kenwood by any chance? I have a kenwood stereo that specifically plays iPods/iPhones through USB. In fact when I was looking for a stereo, I saw quite a few that touted the same feature. As far as I remember, none of them said anything about playing music through USB with an Android phone. You'll most likely have to use the AUX in port. I'm about to be in the same boat as you. I have an iPhone 3GS and am probably gonna get a Galaxy S II. I'm most likely just gonna leave my iPhone in my car and use it as an MP3 player.
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yes, it is a Kenwood system. I am going to try setting up a mobile wifi hotspot and see if I can connect with iphone and get the music apps to work. The data just needed to be moved and it is being recognized now by the deck... need to get teh audio cable if I am going to go with single unit operations.
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Hmm.. Where did you move the music? It might come in handy when I switch to android.
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You can use AirSync for Android it is a Wireless Music Syncing app that you can use with iTunes. Coupled with DoubleTwist it can sync any non DRMed Music you need.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.doubleTwist.androidPlayerProKey&feature=search_result

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.doubleTwist.androidPlayer&feature=search_result
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3.5mm jack is the easiest way. For those asking why not use the iPhone: WHY use the iPhone? iTunes is a nightmare and it's why I haven't bothered to use my iPod in my car for months. Connect an Android device, throw everything you want into your music folder and you're done. No nonsense draconian middleman software needed. Then you just launch the music player. If you use Google Music you can create your playlists from any PC and play them from your Android.

My next jump is to slap a nice Android tablet into my car, sort of like this:

With this, I'll never have to connect my Android to add music again. Everything can be done through Google Music and streamed to the tablet (which would have a sim card from my mobile plan)
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When you plug in your phone does it not give you the USB Disk/USB Storage Mode.? If I'm not using my 3.5mm jack I can plug into my usb on my Honda Fit and just put the phone in storage mode then change songs through the stereo... it does help however to have them in separate folder so you can navigate artists/albums that way.

Can your stereo play music off of a flash drive (like mine) if so then storage mode should work fine
     
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When you plug in your phone does it not give you the USB Disk/USB Storage Mode.? If I'm not using my 3.5mm jack I can plug into my usb on my Honda Fit and just put the phone in storage mode then change songs through the stereo... it does help however to have them in separate folder so you can navigate artists/albums that way.

Can your stereo play music off of a flash drive (like mine) if so then storage mode should work fine

I've never considered trying storage mode! That should definitely work for any car that can play from a USB device. I have an aftermarket Pioneer with no USB though. It just has an iPod interface port and that's the only reason I haven't gotten rid of my iPod. My radio's touchscreen lets me control my iPod as if it's the iPod's screen itself. Lately though I can't bring myself to use iTunes anymore.
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3.5mm jack is the easiest way. For those asking why not use the iPhone: WHY use the iPhone?

... because it didn't take me 3+ pages of unresolved public tech support to plug my iPhone into my truck's stereo over USB? I plugged in my iPhone and it started playing music. Go figure.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

3.5mm jack is the easiest way. For those asking why not use the iPhone: WHY use the iPhone?

... because it didn't take me 3+ pages of unresolved public tech support to plug my iPhone into my truck's stereo over USB? I plugged in my iPhone and it started playing music. Go figure.

??? The OP isn't quite having "a problem" with doing so, he is only asking how he would do so. By the context of his post I assumed he just hasn't even tried it yet since he just got his new phone. My suggestion was a simple plain 3.5mm aux cable, as that would allow him to just throw his music into any folder on his phone and play it with no hassle. I was only pointing out that he doesn't necessarily need any apps. My comment on "WHY use an iPhone?" referred to why go through what many hate, iTunes, when you can just drop files into a folder and play them right from the folder like a data disc? Yes, USING the iPhone in the car is as easy as plugging it in and playing your music (as is any Android... you just plug it in and play the music) confused.gif I was only pointing out that MANAGING the music is much easier, since you don't deal with iTunes and just drag and drop your music into folders.

OP, I do suggest you get the "Equalizer" app that's free. It works wonders; just use the auto detect setting if you don't really know how to work EQs.
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