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Old 01-10-2019, 05:26 PM
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rustybear3, I read elsewhere on this website that voice commands for music only work for iPhone when it is plugged into USB. I tried it with my iPhone 6S on my 2019 C300, and confirmed that voice commands for music worked with USB but not Bluetooth. (Who knows, I may have read it from you??)

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rustybear3, I read elsewhere on this website that voice commands for music only work for iPhone when it is plugged into USB. I tried it with my iPhone 6S on my 2019 C300, and confirmed that voice commands for music worked with USB but not Bluetooth. (Who knows, I may have read it from you??)
Voice commands works for me whether iPhone is plugged in or not!
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:12 AM
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Need some guidance on what I am doing wrong or what the easy way is.
I am really struggling with the media interface on MB. I have a lot of different types of music - German, Arabic, Country, Rock, Pop, Electronica, Bollywood, Devotional etc.
Voice just does not work, ex "play Mein Herz Brennt" and car struggles, might open might contacts or look for navigation. To find a song is a nightmare. My songs are on a SD card. So I have go to search, then the keypad comes up, the go to the type option before I can search. The car does not have playlist option or tracks recently played, most played etc. Impossible to do anything while driving except when I use my phone coz then Google takes over thankfully. Coming from an Audi (2013), this is really really hard.
Appreciate any help.
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Need some guidance on what I am doing wrong or what the easy way is.
I am really struggling with the media interface on MB. I have a lot of different types of music - German, Arabic, Country, Rock, Pop, Electronica, Bollywood, Devotional etc.
Voice just does not work, ex "play Mein Herz Brennt" and car struggles, might open might contacts or look for navigation. To find a song is a nightmare. My songs are on a SD card. So I have go to search, then the keypad comes up, the go to the type option before I can search. The car does not have playlist option or tracks recently played, most played etc. Impossible to do anything while driving except when I use my phone coz then Google takes over thankfully. Coming from an Audi (2013), this is really really hard.
Appreciate any help.
I think you need to organise your music files on the SD card first and create some playlists if you want to see them in the menu. I have music in folders by artist/album title and when I search I can find folders and albums and individual songs.. my playlists are all M3u files (standard for playlists) and on search the Playlist option comes up and I can select which one I want with further options to Shuffle etc. You can also use the ‘Favourites’ menu if you want to auto shuffle etc.
it can be a little confusing at first, but I found it worked best with clear organisation on the card formatted as ExFAT.
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Originally Posted by jkoplen View Post
rustybear3, I read elsewhere on this website that voice commands for music only work for iPhone when it is plugged into USB. I tried it with my iPhone 6S on my 2019 C300, and confirmed that voice commands for music worked with USB but not Bluetooth. (Who knows, I may have read it from you??)
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Voice commands works for me whether iPhone is plugged in or not!

My problem is that if I plug my iphone via USB wire, I automatically enter carplay mode. Is there a way of plugging in the iphone without this happening? Makes it annoying if I want to use COMMAND NAV.

Of course, Siri in Carplay works just fine in voice command mode.....It's the bluetooth non-carplay mode I'm having trouble with.

JDPEClassUK, maybe because it's the UK, but so far here in the USA (at least with my iphone 6) it recognizes no voice commands for music selection. I was told by my dealer, that because I was using bluetooth, that bluetooth itself will not recognize voice commands for music. Yet, I swear in my past Cadillac ATS, I was able to do so. A MB quirk?

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did u try to re-pair phone? sometimes it works when experiencing probs
Yes I did; no help.

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Old 01-11-2019, 06:07 AM
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Rustybear3 - you may be right about it being a UK thing. I can connect my pipho e via USB and not start carplay. There is a setting in Comand on my model not to auto start CarPlay in connection.

Just confirmed Med voice commands work with both usb and Bluetooth here! MB tech 🙄🙄
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Rustybear3 - you may be right about it being a UK thing. I can connect my pipho e via USB and not start carplay. There is a setting in Comand on my model not to auto start CarPlay in connection.

Just confirmed Med voice commands work with both usb and Bluetooth here! MB tech ����
Ah....I'll check into my settings later this morning to disable auto car play. Will check to at least see if it works wired up.

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I think you need to organise your music files on the SD card first and create some playlists if you want to see them in the menu. I have music in folders by artist/album title and when I search I can find folders and albums and individual songs.. my playlists are all M3u files (standard for playlists) and on search the Playlist option comes up and I can select which one I want with further options to Shuffle etc. You can also use the ‘Favourites’ menu if you want to auto shuffle etc.
it can be a little confusing at first, but I found it worked best with clear organisation on the card formatted as ExFAT.
Thanks. I am going to try that on the weekend. Will also try just hooking up an old iPod in there to see if that acts as a better music player.
What I've done so far is moved a mix of songs on my Note 9 and Google does the rest. Much much easier.
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Originally Posted by JDPEClassUK View Post
Rustybear3 - you may be right about it being a UK thing. I can connect my pipho e via USB and not start carplay. There is a setting in Comand on my model not to auto start CarPlay in connection.

Just confirmed Med voice commands work with both usb and Bluetooth here! MB tech 🙄🙄
Well.I disabled the auto apple car play and still can't get the command function to work either wired or bluetooth...very discouraging!
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