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iPhone Streaming Bluetooth Audio to a Toyota Venza [Video]

iPhone Streaming Bluetooth Audio to a Toyota Venza [Video]

Posted April 2, 2009 at 6:50pm by iClarified
KickingTires has published a video showing the iPhone OS 3.0 streaming audio to a Toyota Venza over Bluetooth.

When I reviewed the Toyota Venza a few months ago, I couldn't believe the company didn't include a USB port for MP3 players. An analog auxiliary jack was standard, and you had to upgrade to a more expensive stereo for Bluetooth streaming audio. One problem, only a few cell phones and MP3 players have Bluetooth streaming capabilities, and an adapter for an iPod can run between $50 and $150.

Then came news that Apple was adding this technology to the iPhone this summer. Our resident tech expert, Matt Raskin, is of course already running the beta version of this new software on his iPhone, and he lent it to me to check out in the Venza. Watch the video above to see it in action, and let us know whether you think this is the future of in-car audio.

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Njoni - April 3, 2009 at 3:59am
Will it work on Mercedes C-Class 2007?
Charles - April 2, 2009 at 7:45pm
This should work in Fords with Sync by Microsoft too then. They support BT streaming audio. This is great news for me and my new Fusion!
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