I was disappointed to find that my new N97 does not permit remote control from the console of my car audio system. This feature previously worked excellently with my older N95 and allowed me to play music tracks on my phone - skip, ffwd, reverse, play, pause etc without touching the phone at all.
At present my new N97 pairs with the car audio system and audio is played through it, however the player must be controlled from the phone, for skiping or seeking track, this is not possible whilst driving and therefore quite inconvienent.
I have a JVC KD-AVX44 Car Audio system.
Has anyone has had success (or simular failure) utilising this feature with the N97? It would be appreciated if this problem could be resolved. As I have encountered no information on this problem after searching on Google, I have not yet been able to rule out if it is the Audio system at fault. Therefore I would also like to know wether anyone has managed to get the AVRCP profile (remote control) working with other systems from this phone?
28-07-2009 20:20 - edited 28-07-2009 20:22
I also have this problem. I have the JVC KD-BT22. With my N95 8GB and a SE phone works fine, but the N97 wont change track, play or pause.
I think this profile has been left out. I can't find a list of N97 Bluetooth profiles anywhere.
Hope they can fix this as I want it to replace my iPod Touch as my music source in my car.
I am having the same problem with the JVC KD-AVX44 going from the N95 to the N97. I can play music but not control it. I can answer calls though which is something. I have emailed JVC Australia to see if a firmware update will occur to include the N97 Bluetooth compatibility however the response was that it was unlikely and advise to contact Nokia if the problem could be resolved with their device.
So now I'm looking if there is any way to tweak the N97 AVRCP to behave like the N95 by using some sort of app. I imagine this will be very difficult because nowhere have I read of even attempting to do this.
brightquark, keep us informed on any developments in your discoveries as I shall within this thread
Just read the manual for the N97 and it says;
This device is compliant with Bluetooth Specification
2.0 + EDR supporting the following profiles: Dial-Up
Networking (DUN), Object Push Profile (OPP), File
Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset
Profile (HSP), Basic Imaging Profile (BIP), Remote SIM
Access Profile (SimAP), Device Identification Profile
(DI), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP), Generic Audio/
Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP), Audio/Video
Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP). To ensure interoperability
between other devices supporting Bluetooth
technology, use Nokia approved accessories for this
model. Check with the manufacturers of other devices
to determine their compatibility with this device.
So the phone does support it, maybe they forgot to turn it on, or JVC need to update their firmware.
Weird though that it worked fine with the N95 8GB, I presume all Bluetooth profiles are the same in other handsets?
I am having a similar issue. I used to have an E75 and it was able to sync with my Audi's audio system. I could read my phonebook, missed called and so on. Now with the new N97 I cannot. It is not making much sense since the E75 came out several month before the N97 and they have very similar systems. When speaking with Nokia Customer service he explained to me that the E75 had object push protocol and the N97 does not. I am not sure if this is similar or the same as object push profile but I would also like some help with this issue.
I have a Pioneer FH-P800BT in my car and It works perfectly with the N97, even better than with my N95. I can fully control the music player via bluetooth and even the phone book transfers flawlessly. I could not use auto connect with the N95 because the BT audio had to be connected before the HF phone or it would just plain drop the BT connection, the N97 does not do this.
The only flaw I am finding is that I can no longer change tracks while using OVI Maps 3.01, but it did work with the Maps beta. I only with I could see the track and artist on the screen of my 800BT via Bluetooth but I can do it if I hook it up to the USB port (and it charges the phone too!!)
I am not having the same luck connecting to a TOIMTOM, the phone works but the contacts won't transfer, so I transferred all my contacts to my BlackBerry 8830, used that to transfer contacts to my TOMTOM and voila, I had all my contacts in TOMTOM.
I completed the v12 firmware update and have since tried the phone again with my Car Audio system. Unfortunately I am still not having any luck with this. I hope V20 provides support for this feature, I am considering returning this phone otherwise.
Same phone, firmware, stereo and same problem!
Just registering that it's an issue really, I'll update this if I have any luck with it.
Pleased I didn't get rid of the N95 yet though, still works perfectly as ever.
I have now upgraded the phone to the latest V20 firmware and have some interesting results. Whilst still far from perfect remote control seems to now work with the KD-AVX44 car stereo. Most surprisingly I can now also get the song name which is currently playing on the car display which is a bonus, something the N95 never did. It did however lose connection on initialisation and sometimes during a track skip but at least developments are moving in the right direction.
Reliability is still poor, and overall (all the other problems I'm still having with this phone - frequent lockups etc) I am ready to go back to my N95
05-11-2009 4:10 - edited 05-11-2009 4:12
I've also upgrade my N97 to v20. I've now got the song information and track time coming up but the bluetooth connection is extremely unstable. I can now skip and pause the music however about 90% of the time this will cause the bluetooth connection to fail. This also occurs just when one track finishes and a new one begins.
I believe it must have to do with bluetooth having to get the new song information from the phone and this must muck up (or overload?) the connection.
As brightquark has said, developments are in the correct direction however the new instability makes it not worth using. It terms of listening to music, it was better before the upgrade. At least the music was seemless.
Keeping working on it Nokia. Many people are looking forward to the solution.
This was a very horrible discovery to me, i just installed the KD-AVX44, a few days ago and now i find out that i can't use the Bluetooth audio, i can't even get the N97 to pair with the deck i just get a connection error every time i try. But my girlfriends iPhone connected right away and works perfectly with the deck.
I really have to ask Nokia, what are you doing. Something like this should not be an issue espically at the cost of the N97.
Don't make me lose faith in you Nokia fix this issue and do it quick. With the number of issues this phone has had I'am starting to get very annoyed with the quality of the phone.
As Nokia said that You should use only original products!!!
So i've bought CK-600 and try to use it with N97.
Phone function is working ok, but music player.....
In start display shows me that first phone and second music player is connected. But when i switch to music all functions ( play, skip, stop ) doesn't work!
So i think it is A2DP problem, and i hope that Nokia worker is going to tell me what is going on in this **bleep** Nokia. Flagged phone and car kit and......?
Are You gonna to fix it? when new software is going to go?
Hey there all, anyone sorted this yet?
I've upgraded to firmware 21.0.045 on my N97 (PID 0587991).
This has changed the problem from irregular, to constant.
The handsfree and bluetooth music players are both unusable now.
It just drops both connections whenever you try to do something. Press the answer button on the phone, skip tracks, pause track, hang up. All these actions will cause the connection to be dropped.
30-05-2010 7:38 - edited 30-05-2010 7:44
I realize this topic is a bit dated, but thought I'd contribute with my own experience using the N97 with a variety of different aftermarket car stereo receivers.
First, it should be noted that there is really no single deck that will work flawlessly with this PoS. Nokia's Bluetooth implementation was already lacking in other N-series devices (N95/N96/N85…), but the N97 is by all accounts the most troublesome device also in this regard.
Maybe the most annoying aspect is that music playback skips every now and then, no matter which unit you have. This seems to particularly be the case when the phone is busy redrawing screens (e.g. the main screen, when you exit an application), or otherwise under heavy load. In all fairness, though, I had similar issues with both the N95, N96, and to a lesser extent, the N85.
Another annoying factor is that even for those units where AVRCP controls generally work, the N97 is not always responsive to them. For instance, if you have not explicitly started the Music Player on the phone, the "Play" button on your car stereo will not work. (And as we know, getting the N97 music player up into the "Now Playing" screen in order to resume your last playlist is quite cumbersome in itself). Also it generally seems to be less responsive when the Music Player application is not in the foreground.
That said, I have found a couple of brands/models that work reasonably well with this beast: The Sony CDX-BT2x00 series and newer JVCs (like the KD-A805, which I have finally settled on myself).
Here is a breakdown of my experience with different brands/models, in my own chronological order:
i have problem in connection bluetooth of caraudio system with nokia n97 mini for calling
please help mi