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Old 04-10-2016, 11:17 PM
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Need help streaming music from Galaxy S7

I traded in my iPhone 6 for a Samsung Galaxy S7 (no need to comment on the trade if you're a die-hard Apple fan). I paired the Galaxy to UConnect (I have a 730N radio), but when I try to stream music it will only go through Bluetooth, even if the Galaxy is plugged in to the USB port. When I had my iPhone, the music would stream through the cable, which has much higher quality than Bluetooth.

Anyone know how I can get the music to stream from the Galaxy to the 730N via cable rather than Bluetooth? FYI, I'm trying to stream Spotify. And I'd like to avoid using the Aux input cable (I'd like to charge and stream via USB).

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Many of the newer Android phones dont allow usb streaming just bluetooth.
My s6 and Droid Turbo both only do bluetooth

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I couldn't believe this at first but it's true -- it's a limitation of Android to stream via Bluetooth but not USB. I confirmed this with Samsung tech support. Apparently Android changed the USB protocol and the workaround is to root the phone, but this is not easy thanks to obstacles from Verizon, AT&T, etc.

This was such a dealbreaker for me that I just returned the Galaxy S7 and went back to my iPhone 6. Bluetooth was never intended (and is not capable) of high fidelity streaming and my ears are too picky to tolerate sub-par sound. For shame, Google!
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That's the same reason I don't like satellite radio

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