Screen mirroring your mobile device on the iDrive display is a very handy feature when you need access to popular navigation apps or want to turn on a movie for your passengers. But being able to connect both iPhones and Android smartphones is even more useful, especially when, say, your family and friends with different mobile devices want to show off their photos on a bigger screen. And this is exactly what SmartView HD Flex offers.
What is screen mirroring? It’s a technology that lets you cast the screen of your mobile device onto the BMW’s display, and stream audio through the car speakers. Pairing up our screen
A mirroring device is a retrofit that allows you to copy the screen of your smartphone/tablet onto the iDrive display. It also provides audio playback through BMW’s AUX port.
with your smartphone, you can use your favorite apps in your BMW, including Google Maps or Waze to navigate through the city, Spotify or Tidal to stream your favorite music, and so on.
SmartView HD Flex lets you screen share Android and iOS devices as well as phones or tablets running other types of operating system. SmartView HD Flex supports:
- iOS up to version 13.0
- Android up to version 10.0
- Blackberry 10
- Windows 8.1/10
- Other operating systems with AirPlay/Miracast support
Please note that not all devices running these operating systems support screen mirroring over WiFi. Make sure your smartphone or tablet is compatible with screen sharing over AirPlay or Miracast before purchasing SmartView HD Flex.
Apart from screen mirroring Android & iOS devices, SmartView HD Flex generates its own wireless network, meaning there is no need for a Personal Hotspot or mobile modem. In addition, it allows screen mirroring iPhone, Samsung or any other device both when the car is parked & in motion. Wireless display and audio streaming has never been more convenient.
To keep your SmartView HD Flex working properly, it may occasionally be required to install a firmware update. New SmartView HD Flex units come with the latest firmware preinstalled. If you already have a unit that does not have the latest firmware, update now by downloading the update
and following the video instructions.
Please note that mirroring of some apps or content may be blocked due to the copyright-holder's DRM. BimmerTech is not responsible for the continued compatibility of any third-party apps with SmartView HD Flex. Please confirm that the app or content you wish to use can be streamed over AirPlay/Miracast.
Identify your car and find out more about screen mirroring Android & iOS devices through SmartView HD Flex. You will also learn about additional features, installation and products that can be added to the order at a lower price together with this device.