Samsung S4 via USB? I want to play music
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    Samsung S4 via USB? I want to play music

    I upgraded to the S4 from an older Samsung phone that played music through the radio perfectly. According to other posts, my 2012 Cruze will not recognize the S4......and after trying myself, I found it to be true. Are there any products out there that will act as an interface between the radio and S4? I want to plug it in via the USB port and NOT via Bluetooth. The audio quality of Bluetooth SUX. Or does anyone know of an aftermarket radio that will work with the S4/USB combo?

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    I use an rf transmitter and it plugs into the head phone jack( s4 also) like this one but a different company.

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    How is the sound quality? Is it better than Bluetooth?

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    It's pretty good. Idk I've never used the blue tooth.

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    I bought a Blackberry Music Gateway that plugs into the USB and aux in the center console. Then I connect my phone to the blackberry music gateway via Bluetooth and can play any audio through that! Sound quality is alright. I'm sure a CD would give better quality.

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    You need to install a custom OS if you want USB output in any Android device, +1 for Apple, usb on the Cruze and 320 kbps mp3 is just awesome, aux has too much static.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideredcr View Post
    I upgraded to the S4 from an older Samsung phone that played music through the radio perfectly. According to other posts, my 2012 Cruze will not recognize the S4......and after trying myself, I found it to be true. Are there any products out there that will act as an interface between the radio and S4? I want to plug it in via the USB port and NOT via Bluetooth. The audio quality of Bluetooth SUX. Or does anyone know of an aftermarket radio that will work with the S4/USB combo?
    Which radio do you have in your Cruze? The reason I ask is that I honestly cannot tell the difference between a CD in the player and the Bluetooth Audio interface I installed. Actually I can tell the difference. When the CD is playing I can hear the disk spinning. There is no noise at all over the Bluetooth from my Casio Commando C771.
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    I have the stock stereo with DB DD. I was thinking of upgrading to the Camaro PDIM, but any stereo that I've streamed via bluetooth....even the Bose system they have at best buy, sounds like someone is holding a blanket over the speakers. I did a little research and it seams that Bluetooth is a compressed file that doesn't uncompress very well. If the Camaro upgrade is all that is available at this point in the game, I guess I'll have to settle for it.

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    You have to root it and download the custom os, I'm not sure, I know this because I spent a month researching about this for a Nexus 7 install (same bs Android, but the tablet is great), and here is what I cape up with: Doing a Nexus 7 install. Could I run USB audio through a head unit? : CarAV

    You can try searching for "S4 USB Audio output / how to" etc...

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    I can't tell the difference between usb and bluetooth from my iphone. They both sound way better than XM. I bought an S4 and returned it for issues such as these and went back to an iPhone.
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