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Hi all. I don't see a 3.5mm aux jack..nor do I have the equipped Bluetooth Audio package. Is there any other way to play music from my phone?

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Does anybody know of any hacks to use the Bluetooth phone to stream music from my android phone. I just got my QX60 the other day and also didn't know that Bluetooth was for phone only on the base model. I haven't tried the aux 3.5 on the rca plugs yet to see if that really works. Also any way to use the USB to android phone to use the video monitor (non-navigation)?
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Solutions (although not a great one)

After many months of just living with the fact that I don't have bluetooth media streaming, I found a way to stream, albeit in mono only.

For android users, download a an app on the playstore called "mono bluetooth router".

The app tricks the deck by making a "call" to your deck then keeping that transmission open for other audio from your android phone. The quality is mono, but it is an elegant solution for the stupid mistake of not buying the dumb upgrade.

Hope this helps because i lived without this for 2 years now. This is a great compromise.
 

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Interesting concept, thanks for the info.

Why not buy a bluetooth/transmitter so you can get stereo streamed from your phone to all speakers? Something like this is only $14. I used one of these on my previous non-bluetooth car for years.

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Bluetooth Adapter

I did not realize I needed the premium package for streaming Bluetooth - very disappointed. Does anyone have a suggestion for a device that would plug into the usb adapter and stream Bluetooth music from any phone without any additional cables? Many thanks!
 

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I did not realize I needed the premium package for streaming Bluetooth - very disappointed. Does anyone have a suggestion for a device that would plug into the usb adapter and stream Bluetooth music from any phone without any additional cables? Many thanks!
Chief, you can't stream to the USB connection, only to a radio frequency.
 

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Right, I was wondering if there was a device that could plug into the USB port, receive the Bluetooth signal and send the music to the stereo via the USB port? Thank you for your help.
 

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Another solution to bluetooth

After much testing of several configurations (memory stick, iPhone Bluetooth, Nano iPod Bluetooth, 3.5mm to RCA, Nano to USB) I settled on what I believe is the best solution.

Plugging an iPod into the USB port and leaving it there provides the best sound, excellent head unit controls and quick loading upon startup.

I have several Apple devices but needed another one to leave in the QX60 so I bought a used 16gb iPod nano 7th generation for $70 on eBay, plugged it into the USB and problem solved. This nano also has Bluetooth in it if I just have to go Bluetooth but why?

The head unit music controls are excellent (I do have the nav screen) I can choose playlists, podcasts, artists, albums, genres, etc. and I see cover art which btw Bluetooth will not show. Over 2,500 songs capacity is plenty for many months before a playlist refresh will be desired.

In my view my iPhone is an overused device as a phone, iPod, nav system, etc. using the nano takes away one of these uses and saves my battery charge.
 

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Bluetooth streaming for about $21

I got my Bluetooth streaming to work by getting two things:
1. SoundBot SB360 Bluetooth 4.0 Car Kit; about $17 (http://amzn.to/1V2GIFg)
2. Monoprice 3.5mm to RCA adapter; about $4 (http://amzn.to/1TbNmLp)

The SoundBot comes with a USB charger and I plugged it into the cigarette lighter port in the middle compartment. I also plugged in the 3.5mm audio from the SoundBot into the Monoprice adapter and plugged that into the RCA audio ports in the middle compartment. Placed everything inside the middle compartment and mounted the controller on the dashboard.

Also, when I receive a phone call, the QX60's Bluetooth takes over (the Auxiliary audio is muted) and I can use the steering wheel control to answer the call.
 

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Paul Miller,

I'm wondering why the need to use the RCA cable. Why not just connect the enegg device to the AUX port? What will I be missing if I eliminate the RCA connection from your solution? There are a lot of BT devices that just have a AUX connection, no RCA so I'm trying to figure out the difference.


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Purchased a 2015 QX over the weekend and quickly discovered the lack of it ability to stream from my Droid. Luckily I found this forum so I placed an order for the 3.5mm adapter and a Griffin BT device and it's all set up and working perfect now. Thanks

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Paul Miller,

I'm wondering why the need to use the RCA cable. Why not just connect the enegg device to the AUX port? What will I be missing if I eliminate the RCA connection from your solution? There are a lot of BT devices that just have a AUX connection, no RCA so I'm trying to figure out the difference.


Thanks!
The QX60s don't seem to have an actual AUX connection (3.5mm I assume you're thinking of). What they're considering AUX is USB and RCA inputs.

I almost walked away from the QX60 because of the lack of streaming bluetooth. Then considered the whole thing of getting a bluetooth adapter and RCA to AUX adapter and putting it all together. Then found that this other baby in the lot had Bluetooth streaming along with other features I didn't need, but hey, why not. Whew.

But really, Infiniti? 2014 luxury car and you cripple the Bluetooth functions? My 2014 Camry and our 2014 Escape have great Bluetooth features.
 

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Infiniti's telematics has definitely needed an update.

If you want native BT streaming, you'll need to opt for a model with navigation. My 2015 required me to use an aux cord and hook my iPhone up as an iPod. My 2017 model has navigation and streams BT just fine.

Otherwise, OP's fix is an awesome one.
 
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