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2018 mazda 6 apple carplay free for good?

my friend told me his apple carplay is free for 5 years(bmw) and payment is required after. is that same for mazda?
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No payment required once you have the required hardware and software.

In fact, I don't think Apple and Google would let anybody make money from their platform.


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Well I'll be damned... BMW USA will be charging a yearly fee for Apple Carplay...

https://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatur...to-bmw-canada/


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LOL BMW's gotta make money somehow I guess.

So far as I know, Mazda's agreement with Apple Car play is such that, if you have the data for your phone, you can use it.

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Here's the thing about this I feel people overlook: If you buy/lease a BMW, there won't be reason for you to use Apple CarPlay. Plain and simple. BMW's infotainment solution is multitudes better than what Mazda offers to the point CarPlay actually feels disconnected from it. Remember, Mazda took cues from BMW for their infotainment platform, not the other way around. Just look at the 2019 Mazda 3's system. Guess who finally went to 1280x480 to include split-screen? Yeah.

And frankly CarPlay is just okay, it's not great but it's not terrible either. CarPlay is far overrated for what it is. As I've always said it's a viable alternative only when you have nothing else. Now, BMW going to the subscription model for it is a bit ridiculous, but at the end of the day it won't matter for anyone who's at least leasing a BMW since it's factored into the cost and their lease would end before the included subscription ends anyways. And if you're buying a BMW, you're likely not buying it for the infotainment system.

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unlimited data or unlimited streaming is a must when having either spotify or apple music

i only have 5gb of data but if it wasn't for the unlimited music streaming i would burn out those 5gb quickly
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unlimited data or unlimited streaming is a must when having either spotify or apple music

i only have 5gb of data but if it wasn't for the unlimited music streaming i would burn out those 5gb quickly

This. Or you need to download the playlists you listen the most to limit the data usage.


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Carplay really seems overrated to me and others who have it have told me they felt this way. IDK, I just don't care about it. I have an iPod I plug in the USB, plus some things on my phone and I'm good. I guess I don't really get the appeal that makes it worth the money, but I drove an 06' until 3 months ago so I'm not the person who would truly appreciate it.
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Carplay really seems overrated to me and others who have it have told me they felt this way. IDK, I just don't care about it. I have an iPod I plug in the USB, plus some things on my phone and I'm good. I guess I don't really get the appeal that makes it worth the money, but I drove an 06' until 3 months ago so I'm not the person who would truly appreciate it.
IMO, carplay maybe over rated, but I'm definitely a growing fan of Android Auto. Not only is the interface "prettier" than MZConnect, the constant map updates, realtime traffic and music options bring the entire entertainment system up tot he level of what German cars offer.

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IMO, carplay maybe over rated, but I'm definitely a growing fan of Android Auto. Not only is the interface "prettier" than MZConnect, the constant map updates, realtime traffic and music options bring the entire entertainment system up tot he level of what German cars offer.

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I totally agree! I presently use my android phone running AA natively in my 1st gen with a grom bluetooth adapter. I have to say that it is a well executed program in both function and form. The google assistant is quite perceptive and the talk to text is good enough to use for quick messages. I'm a fan.

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