Streaming music from your phone to the car audio is a must-have option (results)
We asked you last week if you stream music from your phone to the car audio, regardless of whether you have the option as stock, or are with an aftermarket solution, be it a new head unit, FM transmitter, audio jack or CD changer adapter, or a whole multimedia unit complete with large display and all. Lo, and behold, the whopping 74% of our respondents very often use their phone to stream tunes over to the car stereo, and just 12% never do. Sign of the times.
All but the most basic trims of new vehicles on dealers' lots are now equipped with Bluetooth connectivity or phone docks allowing you, among other things, to stream music or other audio to the sound or multimedia systems in your car. Given the proliferation of tune subscription services like Spotify or Apple Music and even the good ol' YouTube, we are all now hooked to audio consumption on our handsets.
The plus sides, if you do it in your vehicle, are that you take advantage of your powerful car stereo, and can use the phone as a sort of an ultra-comfortable navigation remote. This explains the smorgasbord of aftermarket options to add Bluetooth connectivity to older cars, too.