Complete Newbie - E300 Cab Question

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  1. NickBeswick

    NickBeswick New Member

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    Hi All

    I'm a first time Mercedes owner and have a question around the infotainment system. The car has the huge dual screen things but I was expecting the system to have Apple Carplay and a bit more interaction with my phone. There is no sign of CarPlay and when I plug the phone in via usb it just see's it as a USB device, not much else. Am I missing something ?

    Also I signed up for a free Tidal account as part of the setup - how do it get this on the car ?

    Thanks, Nick
     
  2. WOODYTHEWISE

    WOODYTHEWISE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello and welcome to you. Sorry, I can't help, but feel sure someone will be along to help shortly.
    Do you not have the manual?.
     
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    NickBeswick

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    Hi - Thanks for the welcome, I do have the manual but the instructions are pretty simplistic such as plug the phone into the multimedia USB port which I have obviously tried :)
     
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    Carplay needs to be enabled either by a dealer or other means.
    Tidal works in carplay, or is just seen as a source input when the phone is plugged in. You get album art names etc.
    Male sure you are plugged into the usb port that has a smartphone icon.
     
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    NickBeswick

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    Thanks for the reply Ted - are you saying that every person who wants car play enables needs to visit a dealer ?
     
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    No, command.co.uk who are forum sponsors can do it, I believe, and it can also be done from an update via the obd port - I used an ebay supplier vladimircdi and had no issues whatsoever.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/5XMN3Gv2evJXcjAo8

    Edit: Tidal still works well without carplay
    It’s a great service imho.
     
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    I was under the impression that Carplay was included on the large screen options on the E Class (sorry I don't know the model)
     
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    That is possible, but I thought that is had to be specified - around £500 iirc
     
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    400ixl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    One of the latest E series Cabriolet models by the looks of it, so an A238 model.
     
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    Which USB port in the car are you using?


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    Hello a d welcome. Nice car. Can't help there though, I'm too much of a luddite. ;)
     

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