Radio is cool, but sometimes all those playlists in heavy rotation, same voices, predictable jokes and tones of commercials are way too much. What can you do when all you can play on your already deprecated car is CDs (your kids will search on Google to find out what that means)? Maybe it’s not your car, maybe it’s your parents’ or grandparents’, but even so, there is one easy way to bring your everyday playlists in that moving can with wheels.
What do you need?
First of all be sure that in that car is an audio system in working condition, doesn’t matter how old it is as long as it has an AUX port. How do you recognize an AUX port, or what exactly is that? An auxiliary port is also known as an auxiliary jack or auxiliary input, is that port in which you can plug your classic headphones. Then you’ll need your smartphone (I bet you have one), the playlist ready to play (even if you play from a streaming service like Apple Music, Spotify, or any other online channel) and the most important thing, a bluetooth receiver as a bridge between your smartphone and the old audio system.
How will you do it?
- Be sure that your car bluetooth receiver is charged (once you will charge it, the autonomy is more than decent, I mean over 15 hours of playback)
- Plug the bluetooth receiver in your AUX port
- Switch the audio system to AUX (usually you have to go through CD / AM / FM etc. until you see on AUX on display)
- Pair the bluetooth with your smartphone (there must be some printed instructions when you buy the audio bluetooth receiver but as a summary, you have to turn on the bluetooth on your smartphone, long press the power button on the bluetooth receiver and wait for some audio / optic signals). Eventually you’ll see the receiver in the bluetooth list on your smartphone and pair.
- Let the music PLAY!
Bonus: you can take phone calls as well and use it as a handsfree system in your car, all the models usually have incoming calls receiving functions and all the necessary controls.
That’s it, now you can enjoy your online music services or listen to your super-interesting audiobooks or podcasts even in your old car. As I am balanced in decisions and I don’t like to spend a lot for things that don’t count too much, I use an affordable, ultra compact and super efficient car bluetooth receiver and I’m more than happy with it.