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Question Music connection options

Just picked up new 2014 Mini hardtop from dealer, beautiful.
But trying to connect Samsung phone - Bluetooth for phone was easy and works fine (though using car controls to call out is a pain).
We didn't get the Mini Connected package - but how hard would it be for Bluetooth to work for all audio output from phone, just like a Bluetooth speaker? I assumed it would have this basic functionality.

And cannot play music via USB either, have to use AUX input.

Questions: is there a special USB cable that would help? Does Mini Connected Ap for Android help?
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For bluetooth audio streaming you needed to add the "Enhanced Bluetooth" option from the factory. It's an added feature (and cost)
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thanks, that's what I figured... The technology must already be in the car, because the phone is working, so they have deliberately disabled this functionality to try to grab extra money. I don't want to control music from car, just stream like I do with $40 Oontz speaker.
And it seems that USB is not compatible with Samsung, only HTC and LG...
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just move your music to a USB stick and plug it in. That's what I did; And for my Connected screen I used ID3 to MP3 free tools (TagScanner and ID3MP3.exe) to get the album art in the songs. Now my connected is much more visual.

Every so often I merge my phone music with the USB stick I keep in my car.
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just move your music to a USB stick and plug it in. That's what I did; And for my Connected screen I used ID3 to MP3 free tools (TagScanner and ID3MP3.exe) to get the album art in the songs. Now my connected is much more visual.

Every so often I merge my phone music with the USB stick I keep in my car.
Question for you -- I have a 2014 Countryman S All-4 with no connected package (just the Harmon Karden System) and currently use a 32gb usb stick. This works absolutely perfect, but I am wondering if I was to format a 128gb stick using FAT32, can I use this in my car? Have you (or anyone else) tried this?
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