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CarPlay support!

pppxpppx Posts: 542Members ✭✭✭

This was asked by others in the old iOS forum.

CarPlay support please!

Currently, connecting my iPhone to my CarPlay system, I can get the audio streamed to my car, but the video itself streams to my little tiny iPhone screen. I would like the ability to see the video on the large screen in my car.

I know this is not an easy task:

  • Apple is very selective in approving CarPlay apps, so it would require the Plex team lots of effort with Apple

  • Regulations vary by country and streaming video to your car might be forbidden in some countries. But they are certainly workarounds, such as displaying the video on the car screen only when the car is stopped, like they do in Japan with the SatNavs that come with TV (TV is on only when the car is stopped).



  • telepheediantelepheedian Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Just chiming in on this. There is about a zero chance of Apple approving an app that shows video in CarPlay. That said, I'd love to have this functionality for music, which is something the Plex team seems to be championing lately.

  • danielduke0410danielduke0410 Posts: 12Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2016

    I would love to see a Carplay app just for the music side as well. Apple has a late-to-the-game answer for streaming personal content with Apple Music, but as I'm so heavily vested with Plex I can't wait to see that Plex icon on my Pioneer AVH-4100NEX. Just upgraded to Lifetime PlexPass today. I'm sure if the likes of iHeartRadio and Stitcher have CarPlay support, we will not have to wait too long. I'm sure something's cookin'........

  • BrigoNortenssonBrigoNortensson Posts: 65Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Please add Carplay support. Video libraries could easily be excluded, if that were the issue.

  • dueyfinsterdueyfinster Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass, TunerTester Plex Pass

    bump.. please would love this for music

  • chadbergchadberg Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Looking at new cars now. This would be awesome.

  • brambo23brambo23 Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I agree with this, Car Play/Android Auto Support for Audio playlists and Music would be a dream come true for Plex, just complete the plex circle for music lovers!

  • seetheclayseetheclay Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2016

    +1 for music support for carplay! i'll take video too but I probably shouldn't, it might be bad for my health :P

  • steffen@artmischke.desteffen@artmischke.de Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have Carplay since one year in my car and as there are only the "original" Apple apps available to use - it is quite useless. The navigation app is not user friendly at all and doesn´t support offline cards. Music can only be listened via the music app or spotify. As PLEX user I really would love this feature as it would make Carplay somehow attractive! So I would really support this!!!!!

  • RatokaRatoka Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I understand the limitation of video being seen by the driver. I would think it would be possible to create a Plex music app for car play that would only have access to audio media.

  • mike.covert@assevero.commike.covert@assevero.com Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Plex AudioBooks & Music on CarPlay would be awesome!

  • caltraskcaltrask Posts: 139Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    CarPlay would be great on my Pioneer 8200.

  • raffoulraffoul Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 :-bd
    My pioneer needs this app and is so impatient :)

  • JifflemonJifflemon Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    just another +1 for carplay.

  • sspeckensspecken Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass, TunerTester Plex Pass

    +1 for carplay!

  • FattrainFattrain Posts: 11Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 for carplay!!!!!

  • Richard CrowleRichard Crowle Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 for carplay

  • nokhoknokhok Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 would love to get a comment by the Plex-Team on this topic

  • phillid2phillid2 Posts: 135Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would rather see the Plex icon on the car system so I can use it within the car sound system directly, especially syncing to load up on music before a trip. I currently load up my iPhone and use Bluetooth to connect to the car system to play Plex.

    Plex Pass on a QNAP TS-251+, 1GB RAM,

  • moxiejkkmoxiejkk Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 for carplay please!

  • SingleServingSocietySingleServingSociety Posts: 327Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2017

    If you want to promote this, don't forget to "like" the first post. Writing "+1" will not be seen by Plex developers.

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