CarPlay support!

ios

#1

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).


#2

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.


#3

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'........


#4

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


#5

bump.. please would love this for music


#6

Looking at new cars now. This would be awesome.


#7

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!


#8

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


#9

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!!!!!


#10

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.


#11

Plex AudioBooks & Music on CarPlay would be awesome!


#12

CarPlay would be great on my Pioneer 8200.


#13

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


#14

just another +1 for carplay.


#15

+1 for carplay!


#16

+1 for carplay!!!!!


#17

+1 for carplay


#18

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


#19

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.


#20

+1 for carplay please!