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Connected Music: The new music streaming offering from BMW.
29.01.2020 Press Release
Munich. The BMW Group has created the perfect platform for seamlessly integrating customers’ music streaming services into their car: Connected Music.
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Note: This press release is a 1:1 copy of the original issued by BMW headquarters in Germany. No adaptations have been made to cater for the UK market.
Munich. The BMW Group has created the perfect
platform for seamlessly integrating customers’ music streaming
services into their car: Connected Music. This new digital offering
allows unrestricted in-car access to customers’ Spotify, Napster or
Deezer streaming accounts, complete with their personal playlists and
settings. Connection is via the car’s own SIM card rather than
indirectly using a smartphone, meaning the services do not consume any
of the customers’ personal data allowance.
The integration of the services has been optimised for Operating System 7 and tailored to customers’ requirements, with further improvements made to the previous connection. This comprehensive integration ensures using the streaming services in the car is self-explanatory and similarly straightforward as with a smartphone. One highlight feature here is the option to use the services via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and request a particular artist, song or album (“Hey BMW, play the track Happy”). Users can also ask for information on the song currently being played, request personal favourites (“Play my favourites”) or (de)select the shuffle function.
To use Connected Music in their BMW, all the customer has to do is log in with their personal premium account. Favourites and playlists from the linked account will then be synchronised automatically, providing direct access to individual playlists and settings. Once a song has been played, Connected Music saves it to the hard drive of the in-car audio system. Users can therefore still access their music if the connection is interrupted.
Connected Music is part of the Connected Package Professional since January 2020, which means it is integrated into vehicles for a period of three years ex-factory. There are no additional data or roaming charges to pay in 14 countries in Europe.