Originally Posted by jjcdennis
Its been a frustrating couple days, but gvillo89 has been really responsive and helpful.
The Music apps were playing via USB mode and then after playing with WiFi for a couple days I went back to USB mode and music apps were only playing for a second or two. gvillo89 suggested not unlocking the phone after plugging it into USB and this seemed to work today when I tested it.
So in summary, two weeks ago I was trying to do this with one of the Carlink dongles, which worked poorly at best. $50 waste of time. Now I've got Android Auto that is stable on USB. I'm really happy about that.
The app playing issue is stubborn and I cannot get it to work. AA connects no problem. HUR opens fine. Maps provides voice prompts, Google Assistant answers questions. Audio apps will start for a second or two and then stop.
I have tried starting the head unit and then plugging in the USB, allowing the USB to be the default (3X on this deck), then starting HUR - HUR opens, everything works, but audio apps (Sirius, Blackplayer EX, Tunein Radio) start and stop quickly. AA, Maps and Google assistant work OK.
I have tried starting the vehicle with the phone plugged in and then starting HUR. Same deal audio apps stop quickly. AA, Maps and Google assistant work OK.
Audio sync is on.
I think this started with the AA update, but can't prove that. I have a couple questions:
What settings should be on/off for AA? Something must be wrong here, but I cannot figure what.
Should I try going back to the last version of AA? I'm not sure how to block an update after doing this.
Help is appreciated.