1. lucas.scott's Avatar
    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...
    11-11-2012 10:35 AM
  2. ajua's Avatar
    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?
    11-12-2012 12:39 AM
  3. IceDree's Avatar
    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 ?
    11-12-2012 06:05 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    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.


    media interface by o Aperture o, on Flickr
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    11-12-2012 08:46 AM
  5. lucas.scott's Avatar
    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
    11-13-2012 09:51 AM
  6. tofu.'s Avatar
    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.
    11-13-2012 10:51 AM
  7. kvetcha's Avatar
    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.
    11-13-2012 03:20 PM
  8. tofu.'s Avatar
    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
    11-13-2012 03:56 PM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    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.
    11-13-2012 07:47 PM
  10. nicooke's Avatar
    Are you sure your Merc doesn't just see it as a mass storage device?
    11-14-2012 10:41 AM
  11. tofu.'s Avatar
    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
    11-14-2012 10:44 AM
  12. tofu.'s Avatar
    bumping this thread because i'm still curious if wp8 supports usb audio output
    11-17-2012 11:21 AM
  13. nicooke's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 11:44 AM
  14. lucas.scott's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 03:59 PM
  15. DeathBreath's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 09:34 PM
  16. lucas.scott's Avatar
    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.
    11-18-2012 10:06 AM
  17. John Shen's Avatar
    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?
    11-19-2012 01:52 PM
  18. tofu.'s Avatar
    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?
    11-19-2012 10:09 PM
  19. Emcee's Avatar
    What about connecting headphones to USB via an amp to bypass the internal amp? Is that method supported?
    11-25-2012 04:14 PM
  20. lucas.scott's Avatar
    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.
    11-25-2012 06:39 PM
  21. tofu.'s Avatar
    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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    11-26-2012 10:20 AM
  22. Emcee's Avatar
    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.
    11-28-2012 06:22 PM
  23. Dan Strong1's Avatar
    How about now on 8.1?
    12-01-2014 03:56 PM
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