I find it funny, b/c our 2020 toyota has a 3.5mm jack right under the usb port but this is todays technology wanting newer ports
I've tried a couple and they didn't work. The required drivers appear to be missing from the Android installation.Except that won't work.
Its a cost issue. More parts a product has the more cost, plus labour to install. If its removed from one car. Its not that much of a saving. But last year 323,502 CRVS were sold. Thats a big saving. Less items to cover under warranty etc.More to the point, why do you think they didn't include a simple 3.5mm jack to allow external devices to easily be plugged in?
I too am a big fan of hard wire. As mentioned, I have an old iPod with allllll my good stuff on it, just want to plug in and play. Don't want to play games with my music formats because of a car.It is not just about being able to connect a CD player. What about an old ipod, mp3 player, a laptop, a tablet or a DVD player? Wouldn't it be nice to have the audio from a laptop play through the speakers to entertain the kids? The bluetooth connectivity doesn't work with non-phone devices. Why couldn't they have made the audio system act like a pair of bluetooth headphones? I think it only requires a software change.
It connects with OpenSUSE Linux on my laptop. Since most phones are Linux based and Linux on a laptop are the same except for CPU (x86 vs Arm). The laptop running Linux has the same code as any Android phone 6 or higher for bluetooth. You do have to change the built-in speaker to bluetooth on the laptop for it to work with the head unit.It works with a phone but not a laptop. Give it a try.
I cant tell whether this is a joke or serious.Wouldn't it be nice to have the audio from a laptop play through the speakers to entertain the kids?