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Help with connecting Android Pad to car's

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#1 ptfitzy


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 04:57 PM

Hello, I am a bit lost on the best way to connect my Android Pad to my car's Bluetooth.

In order to listen to Internet Radio for example "iHeart Radio", when driving I am unable to keep a continuous WiFi connection.


I was told that my Android would need a "Cellular Modem" in a Tablet. However, I am also hearing you don't.


iHeart shows an example of offline radio listening below.



Any help would be appreciated. Right now I am really confused.


Thanks, ptfitzy 

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:04 PM

You must have an internet connection to stream media, be it audio or video.


Strictly speaking it does not matter whether the wireless (cellular, not WiFi)  internet connection is made by your device itself or via a cellular access point (which could be through your smartphone, a dedicated device, or in some cases the automobile itself if it is equipped with a cellular access point and you have service on same).


Your data connection for the streaming is the cellular connection.


Your connection to your car's audio system could be either via bluetooth (if such is a feature of your system) or via wire.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:10 PM

You will have to use up your data minutes because you are not in a static point.  There are a few companies that have a public hotspot service that is city wide.  The cellphone companies cut down on people that used internet.  I used it in a hotel once when I went skiing.  Iheartradio may have a local channel that you can pick up with the FM tuner on your android.

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