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I just picked up a new 2015 Trax (USA) after turning in my 2012 Cruze and I was ecstatic about the possibility to play music over Bluetooth finally on quick drives when I don't feel like plugging in. On my Cruze I would have to either plug into USB or AUX in order to play music. I use Spotify primarily for music and discovered yesterday what seems like a huge oversight with the Trax -- it appears you cannot play music over Bluetooth when connected to the USB port. This wouldn't be a big deal at all if except I also cannot simply play the audio through the USB either! I don't have any iPod music stored on my phone, I would always stream from Spotify over the USB line.

So now picture me on a long drive, wanting to listen to music and keep my phone charged. I have to have the USB plugged in for power AND the AUX plugged in to play the music I want to hear! This seems crazy, and a step back from a car made 4 years ago where I only needed one cord. Spotify streams over BT flawlessly so long as the USB is not plugged in, but the second I want to charge I can't listen to it because MyLink disables the bluetooth option entirely (despite still being connected to BT for phone etc).

Can anyone else comment on this? When we're plugged in are we limited to Pandora through the MyLink app and the Apple "iPod/Music" app?
 

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Solotrax, If you are using a iphone check your cable. I personally use a Nokia Windows 8.1 phone and have no issue with this, but a coworker uses his iphone 5s in some of the vehicles and it appears that when the phone is plugged in, the vehicle senses the data circuit and looks to stream through the wired circuit. He says you can get a "charge only" cable that uses only 2 of the 4 wires within the cable so it merely charges and doesn't make the phone switch internally to a wired connection! I take it you can't answer calls with it plugged in as well?
 

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If it's the cable or you think its the cable... i think apple stores will replace your current cable for free, just had to mention that since if there's one close by it beats having to pay for a cord... $15-20 which could be gas money!
 

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Yep, get a charge only cable for your phone. They can be found pretty easily on Amazon.

Alternatively, plug your household charger into the outlet behind the seats if your Trax is equipped with one. :)

If it's the cable or you think its the cable... i think apple stores will replace your current cable for free, just had to mention that since if there's one close by it beats having to pay for a cord... $15-20 which could be gas money!
No need.. this is proper behavior. The cable is not defective.. if it was, then it would work and allow music to be played!
 

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By the way just a tip to folks, a big mistake people make with using cord is by pulling on the wire part when disconnecting them instead of the chunky area near the end, bad habit I used to have. Now my cords last forever :D
 
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