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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 13th, 2019, 10:15 am Thread Starter
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I have searched message boards but cant find a clear answer. I have recently purchased a 2014 1200RT. The bike has bluetooth. Does anyone know if i can pair my phone to the bikes bluetooth? I would like to stream XM from my phone to the bike via bluetooth. I have read where people purchase the adapters but not sure what the purpose of bikes bluetooth is if i cant pair? Thanks! Rob
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post #2 of 5 Old Sep 13th, 2019, 10:44 am
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Re: Bluetooth

I am fairly sure that the radio's bluetooth is one-way in that it's a transmitter only. To do precisely what you want, I would suggest getting a cheap bluetooth receiver and output that to the 3.5 mm audio jack in the front right cubby.

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post #3 of 5 Old Sep 13th, 2019, 1:50 pm
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Re: Bluetooth

Rob, the BT on the bike is only for the helmets. You need the audio cable to fit the RH storage. However, I don't know about streaming XM, as we don't have that in AU (yet).
I have tried to stream audio from Tunedin Radio Pro (radio app on iphone) via the audio lead, without success. Doesn't mean it can't be done - just that I'm not smart enough to work it out.

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post #4 of 5 Old Sep 13th, 2019, 5:19 pm
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Re: Bluetooth

Ya the stock radio won't do what you want.. I don't own one myself, but I believe if you install the BMW Navigator that allows you to do what you want. Like I said, I don't own one myself, but I'm 99.9% sure with one you can do what you want.
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post #5 of 5 Old Sep 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
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Re: Bluetooth

I believe my Nav 5 only would stream stored music through the bikes system, not from the XM app, etc. YMMV.


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