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    I thought i remembered reading a while back that WP8 would support USB Audio Out. Can anyone with device confirm this?

    Mine is on the way... i think .. stupid Verizon preorder...
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    You can use the headphone connector to output audio. Do you want to connect your phone to a USB port in a car audio system via USB?
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    I've been wondering about that too, is it possible to connect it to a car's audio system via USB & get audio out of it , instead of AUX ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceDree View Post
    I've been wondering about that too, is it possible to connect it to a car's audio system via USB & get audio out of it , instead of AUX ?
    Yes, its possible with the media interface in my Mercedes. Building a track list is extremely slow though (I have a few gigs of music on my phone).

    Other in-car systems might well work better. But I can confirm that the phone shows up, will charge via the usb cable, and will play audio via the same usb.


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    Thanks man! I have USB cables carefully wired in my car now from my S3, and wanted to know if I could use the same setup. Your post gives me hope :D
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    did wp7 support usb audio? my car supports it, but it never worked with my windows phone. i don't expect it to work with wp8 either unless 7 never support it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu. View Post
    did wp7 support usb audio? my car supports it, but it never worked with my windows phone. i don't expect it to work with wp8 either unless 7 never support it at all.
    It's a brand new OS. The possibilities are endless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kvetcha View Post
    It's a brand new OS. The possibilities are endless.
    i dont know... generally i see with newer phones the support for legacy devices become less and less. for example, the old iphones work on my car fine, but the newer ones do not
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucas.scott View Post
    Thanks man! I have USB cables carefully wired in my car now from my S3, and wanted to know if I could use the same setup. Your post gives me hope :D
    Don't thank me before you try it. The interface for me in my car (late model Mercedes) was unusably slow. I've done enough here to prove that the phone is recognised by the car and audio flows out through the usb lead. I'd never use this method to listen to music

    Your mileage may vary with other manufacturers though.
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    Are you sure your Merc doesn't just see it as a mass storage device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicooke View Post
    Are you sure your Merc doesn't just see it as a mass storage device?
    very possible!

    that would mean audio streaming wouldn't function, but otherwise it works the same
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    bumping this thread because i'm still curious if wp8 supports usb audio output
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu. View Post
    very possible!

    that would mean audio streaming wouldn't function, but otherwise it works the same
    Not if you use Xbox Music and the car doesn't support the drm.
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    Im picking mine up at 6 tonight..... which is interesting since i preordered on day 1 haha. But thats neither here nor there. Ill get the device tonight and post results for USB Audio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu. View Post
    i dont know... generally i see with newer phones the support for legacy devices become less and less. for example, the old iphones work on my car fine, but the newer ones do not
    One thing people forget to do is upgrade the stereo firmware which fixes bugs and adds support for new features, so look at that option as well.
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    Results are in..

    M stereo recognized music stored on my phone - like a mass storage device. I

    It does not work with streaming music through Xbox Music,Pandora,Slacker,etc.
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    I have a Lumia 920, it worked for the first time when it connected to my 2013 BMW, it showed up as Lumia 920 and the music is coming out from Car audio system with USB. Strange enough, right after that, I was never able to make it work again. The device (phone) will still show up and recognized as Lumia 920, and the phone will still be charged, then no songs can be seen in the car system. Not sure if I changed anything in Nokia Music?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucas.scott View Post
    Results are in..

    M stereo recognized music stored on my phone - like a mass storage device. I

    It does not work with streaming music through Xbox Music,Pandora,Slacker,etc.
    disappointing, especially considering the 8x is stuck with 16gb. if android and iphone can do it, why can't windows phone?
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    What about connecting headphones to USB via an amp to bypass the internal amp? Is that method supported?
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    hmm. Not sure i understand. Can you break it down a bit more for me? I have multiple amps in my car and they play very well together. Just no streaming via USB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emcee View Post
    What about connecting headphones to USB via an amp to bypass the internal amp? Is that method supported?
    if it won't work in the car, it won't work on your amp with USB input unless it supports mass storage devices.

    Basically, if you're expecting to get a digital audio signal from the usb port, it's not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu. View Post
    if it won't work in the car, it won't work on your amp with USB input unless it supports mass storage devices.

    Basically, if you're expecting to get a digital audio signal from the usb port, it's not going to happen.
    Thanks. Although I just noticed my searching methods landed me in the wrong forum. I'm sure it doesn't work on the 920 either, though.

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