What is A2DP? What is MMI?
A2DP stands for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile. It defines how high quality audio can be streamed from one device to another over a wireless Bluetooth connection. MMI is Audi's Multimedia Interface.
Doesn't my car have Bluetooth already?
In most Audis, MMI supports only the Bluetooth Headset profile which is limited to hands-free voice calls. It does not support audio or music streaming. This functionality requires the Bluetooth A2DP profile, which Audi-A2DP adds to your car.
Will Audi-A2DP work in my car?
Audi-A2DP is for Audi models 2008 and later that have an AMI port in the glove box or inside the arm rest compartment. Our "3GN" model receives power from the AMI port and therefore works only with cars that have MMI 3G High with Navigation and no cd-changer. Our "EE" model works with any configuration because it receives power from the cigarette lighter socket.
Will my phone work with Audi-A2DP?
Audi-A2DP is compatible with all A2DP stereo Bluetooth-enabled devices including iPhone (all versions including 3G, 3GS, 4G, 5, 5S, 6), iPad, Android phones and tablets and Windows Phone.
How can I tell what version of MMI my car has?
An authoritative definition for MMI versioning has eluded internet users as there are confusing and sometimes conflicting reports. Your car has MMI 3G High (or better) if it has a control knob that has a center joystick (a thumb groove) as shown in the picture in the middle below:
Features and Usage
Does Audi-A2DP auto connect?
Yes, Audi-A2DP auto connects on power on. If your smart phone was already playing audio, it will continue playing through your car speakers.
Can I still use hands-free calling if my car has it?
Audi-A2DP works in tandem with the built-in Bluetooth hands-free voice calling functionality of your car (if any). You will still be able to make and receive calls as you do today, including voice-activated dialing. Listening to music over Audi-A2DP does not affect this functionality. If you make or receive a call while Audi-A2DP is active, the audio is temporarily switched to the phone call, and is automatically switched back when the call is ended.
Can I control my music through MMI?
Audi-A2DP uses your car's audio system so you will be able to use the MMI volume up/down and mute controls on the dashboard and on your steering wheel. You will be able to access track controls such as play, pause and stop directly on your phone.
Can I stream music using Spotify, Pandora, etc. using my smart phone or tablet?
Yes, you can.
Does Siri or Skype work with Audi-A2DP?
A small number of voice-related apps, such as iPhone's Siri and Microsoft's Skype, use hands-free profile instead of A2DP for their audio. If your car has built-in Bluetooth, you'll still be able to use these apps.
How many devices can I pair with Audi-A2DP?
You can pair a total of 8 different Bluetooth devices.
What are the advantages of Audi-A2DP over the standard iPod MMI cable?
Audi-A2DP is a wireless solution that frees you from having to physically connect your Bluetooth device to the MMI system. The convenience of wireless connectivity also mean that you will be far less likely to forget your device in the car.
When does my phone disconnect from Audi-A2DP?
The disconnecting occurs if the phone goes out-of-range (max. 30 feet / 2 meters) or when Audi-A2DP loses power.
Do I have to charge the device?
The device is powered via the car and never needs recharging.
Will the device use up my car's battery?
Not at all. When the engine is turned off, Model EE powers off immediately. Model 3GN stays powered on by MMI for up to an hour and will automatically be powered off.
Ordering and Shipping
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! Before placing an order, there are a few things to consider:
- We offer shipping to anywhere the United States Postal Service (USPS) has service. The shipping cost is non-refundable.
- Your order may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees once the shipment reaches your country. By ordering from us, you accept that such charges, if any, will be your responsibility.
- Shipping times depend on the destination. Customs clearance procedures may cause additional delays although this is rare.
- Please check the compatibility before deciding on which model to order.
What's the difference between 'Brand New' and 'Open Box'?
From time to time, we offer open-box items at a discount to our customers. Open-box contains the same items as brand-new and have been tested for correct functionality. There is no restocking fee on returned open box items.
What is your return policy?
We want you to be absolutely satisfied with your purchase. We have a 14-day money-back guarantee. Returns require an RMA number that you can request through the same form. There is a 15% restocking fee except for open-box or defective items. Shipping costs are non-refundable.
How do I install Audi-A2DP?
Installation is very simple! Click here for instructions.
Is Audi-A2DP an official Audi accessory?
Audi-A2DP is made by OhZee Creative, LLC as a custom Audi accessory. OhZee Creative, LLC is not affiliated with Audi.
How can I get more information?
Please use the contact form. We respond to most inquiries within 24 hours.