Today, our smartphones contain a wealth of information and entertainment. New cars have a feature called “Bluetooth Audio” which connects your smart phone to your cars audio system. As a result, you can access all of the music and audio apps and play the audio through your cars speaker system.
But what can you do if you have a car without the “Bluetooth Audio” feature?
The answer is, you can use an adaptor that connects to your smart phone and then transmits the audio through your cars FM radio to your cars speaker system. The audio in most cases is crystal clear. The device let’s you access your personal music files and any apps you might have such as Iheartradio, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, etc. In my case I use it to listen to radio stations in my home town. It lets me keep up with what’s going on in my family’s area.
One such device, and the device that I use, is the GoGroove FlexSmart X2 Bluetooth FM transmitter. Setup is easy, just connect it to an unused FM radio station frequency in your area. Then you can listen to any media from your smart phone in your vehicle. It is absolutely wonderful, and allows you to access the music that you paid for on your phone. You can also listen to podcasts and audiobooks.
It would also come in handy in a rental car. The unit plugs into a cigarette lighter receptacle or 12 volt power adaptor in your vehicle.
I’m posting some pics and a link to the item that I own and vouch for. But there are others that are available. They are not all created equal, and the key is ease of setup and audio quality.
Hope this information helps you in your travels and daily commutes!