Spotify and BMW

BMW drivers can now have the perfect music for any journey with Spotify!

What car models are supported?
Any BMW, regardless of model or year, equipped with the BMW Apps (option code 6NR) feature as part of ConnectedDrive, which is now included with the Navigation system Professional.

Note: On Android operating systems, the Spotify integration currently only works with the new 2016 BMW 7 Series. We are working hard to enable Spotify for all compatible BMW Connected Drive and Mini Connected vehicles.

Do you have to be a Spotify Premium Subscriber?
The integration works for both Free and Premium subscribers. However Premium subscribers enjoy higher quality ad-free music and the ability to save music for offline listening.

iPhone

  1. Log into the Spotify app on your iPhone.
  2. Connect your phone to your car's USB port using a lightning cable (like the one that came with your phone) or with a custom snap-in adapter, which is available as an accessory for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5s.
  3. On the Multimedia menu of your ConnectedDrive navigation system, select Spotify.
  4. Now you can control your Spotify music completely through ConnectedDrive and avoid the distraction of your phone. 
  5. Note: As it does with other integrated apps as a safety measure, BMW locks the Spotify app screen on your phone while it's plugged in. You can still receive calls and the music will pause if you open another app.

Android

  1. Log into the Spotify app on your Android phone.
  2. Connect your phone to your car's USB port using a data/charge cable (like the one that came with your phone).
  3. On the Multimedia menu of your ConnectedDrive navigation system, select Spotify.
  4. Now you can control your Spotify music completely through ConnectedDrive and avoid the distraction of your phone. 

    Note: As it does with other integrated apps as a safety measure, BMW locks the Spotify app screen on your phone while it's plugged in. You can still receive calls and the music will pause if you open another app.