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Bluetooth streaming issues

12th December 2012, 07:16 AM   |  #11  
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I have similar issues with my Droid RAZR MAXX HD and my 2012 Subaru Outback. The ONLY workaround I have found is to adjust the music volume slider in settings/sound/volumes after bluetooth is connected and audio is playing. I haven't found any common link between downloaded audio vs streaming. I have had issues with ICS and now JB with the bluetooth on the MAXX HD. My previous Droid RAZR worked with the same bluetooh system just fine.

Sending yourself a text and not checking it will also work most likely. This is definitely a Motorola thing, I have been streaming with various other devices in Toyota's for years and had no issue with my HTC Rezound streaming in this same truck prior to this phone.

If any Devs see this and can find a fix, I will happily PayPal you for your efforts!
18th February 2013, 07:14 PM   |  #12  
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I have LG HBS-700 headphones paired to my phone (Droid Razr HD running Stock 4.1.1), and when I receive a call while streaming music, The music plays on my external speaker while the call is ringing. The occurs from any media streaming app (Google Music, Rdio, IHeartRadio, etc). I've tried everything I can think of to resolve this issue (including factory resets), and I'm curious if there's a ROM out there for the Razr HD's that would address this problem.
18th February 2013, 11:58 PM   |  #13  
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Re: Bluetooth streaming issues
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I have LG HBS-700 headphones paired to my phone (Droid Razr HD running Stock 4.1.1), and when I receive a call while streaming music, The music plays on my external speaker while the call is ringing. The occurs from any media streaming app (Google Music, Rdio, IHeartRadio, etc). I've tried everything I can think of to resolve this issue (including factory resets), and I'm curious if there's a ROM out there for the Razr HD's that would address this problem.

This is a very annoying bug that was introduced with the jelly bean update. If you keep your ringer on, music won't play through the external speaker. The ringer will play though the external speaker instead. Its still not perfect, but better than letting your coworkers know you're playing the Dixie Chicks.

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10th March 2013, 08:12 PM   |  #14  
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Re: Bluetooth streaming issues
This issue has been around from day 1 with mine and my Tundra - with ICS and JB.
It will stream some of the time but haven't quite figures out the funky sequences that'll make it work.

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12th March 2013, 08:50 PM   |  #15  
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Similar problem with Droid RAZR and 2013 Mercedes GLK350
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Originally Posted by dcohio

I have similar issues with my Droid RAZR MAXX HD and my 2012 Subaru Outback. The ONLY workaround I have found is to adjust the music volume slider in settings/sound/volumes after bluetooth is connected and audio is playing. I haven't found any common link between downloaded audio vs streaming. I have had issues with ICS and now JB with the bluetooth on the MAXX HD. My previous Droid RAZR worked with the same bluetooh system just fine.

I'm having the exact same problem with my Droid RAZR and 2013 GLK350. Only with the default 'Play Music' application, does the car bluetooth system seem to realize that music has started playing and not act like the phone player is paused and report music metadata to the player. In Pandora, Slacker, Audible, Amazon player and any other app I've tried it's as if it the phone is not sending a proper 'I'm playing music now' cue to the car. As stated in the post above, if I go into Settings/Sound/Volume and just touch the Music volume slider the audio then plays and the music metadata the car displays is the last notification ringtone that phone has played. I've even tried putting a shortcut or widget from AudioManager on one of my home pages to adjust the volume so that I can more easily tap that instead of going through the Settings menu but this doesn't work either - whatever the bug is, the only workaround is an actual notification playing on the phone or the 'manual' volume adjustment. After the volume adjustment is made however, I can skip to the next song or chapter or whatever in the app I am currently using so it doesn't seem like the problem is in AVRCP. It is such a frustrating problem because it seems like it shouldn't be that hard to solve. I've had this problem in ICS and now the JB update that Verizon recently sent down. I was hoping the problem would be fixed with the JB update but unforetunately not.
14th March 2013, 02:35 AM   |  #16  
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What I get with my BRZ, is it asks me to pair every single time, and it never saves the key. It's extremely annoying because I have to click pair on the phone each time when the car is on. At least it 'works' after that, but like someone said, the metadata is only read from Play Music.
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19th March 2013, 03:35 AM   |  #17  
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I'd just like to note for anyone still having trouble that they should consider upgrading if at all possible to 4.1.2 jellybean. However, though I thought it was fixed at first, I will need to troubleshoot a little more, but it certainly has improved.
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23rd April 2013, 11:31 PM   |  #18  
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I'd just like to note for anyone still having trouble that they should consider upgrading if at all possible to 4.1.2 jellybean. However, though I thought it was fixed at first, I will need to troubleshoot a little more, but it certainly has improved.

The problem I described above IS on 4.1.2. I haven't experienced any Bluetooth functionality improvements whatsoever in this version compared to the previous. It seems that many people are having the same exact or very similar problems with 4.1.2 on many different vehicles. Motorola seriously needs to raise the bar when testing. We often have to wait a VERY long time for any new OS releases for their phones to come out, so one would hope this means that they are thoroughly tested. Instead, we have to wait a very long time for poorly implemented and spottily tested software.
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Mine is literally useless with Bluetooth in my 2011 Toyota corolla. Will not stream music from any player on the phone. Does not route text messages through the car. Sometimes it will route a call through, but only once or twice. After that it will pick up through Bluetooth. But no sound so I have to put speakerphone on. Like I said, useless.

I have now turned Bluetooth off and use my work blackberry with the car and it works fine. My old windows phone worked fine too.

Between this, the constant lag and freezing, poor home screen implementation, and sometimes poor audio quality, don't know which is worst.

Its been much worse for Bluetooth since jb and got worse again after the most recent update. Whats the point?

Not helpful I know but it is my experience.

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25th April 2013, 12:53 AM   |  #20  
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The problem I described above IS on 4.1.2. I haven't experienced any Bluetooth functionality improvements whatsoever in this version compared to the previous. It seems that many people are having the same exact or very similar problems with 4.1.2 on many different vehicles. Motorola seriously needs to raise the bar when testing. We often have to wait a VERY long time for any new OS releases for their phones to come out, so one would hope this means that they are thoroughly tested. Instead, we have to wait a very long time for poorly implemented and spottily tested software.

It bugged me to all hell. I really wanted to like the RAZR MAXX HD, but I ended up getting Galaxy S3 and I never looked back. Pairing my phone with my car was too big of a deal breaker for the RAZR. Hope they fix it though, I did love that phone.

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