I added the hard drive as well. I’ll download some music and test it out and compare to CarPlay. So far I’m liking the convenience of streaming Tidal thru CarPlay and toggle back and forth with Waze to an eye out for the fuzz. I need to wire my radar detector this weekendI always load the internal hard drive with my music. Plus, I specced the 128GB internal HD.
No haven't tried Amazon music via Apple CarPlay but Amazon music is the highest quality source I have tested to date.
I'm kinda of am audiophile wannabe type and can confirm that the USB and internal hard drive media source is superior audio quality to streaming thru car play. Now I have to organize my music to download to the internal hard drive. The redeeming quality of car play is it's super easy nav across phone/waze/tidal/apple music, i'm finding the OEM navigation is just a mess.Tidal? Hmmmmmm, another potential source I will give it a whirl.
Thanks Sal, I just seem to miss with the 2 fingers when I’m trying to also look at the road. My Alexa is still Grayed out so I can’t even try it. I need to figure out how to activate it.Russ, The volume control is 2 step process.
1. Place or tap 2 fingers on the extreme lower or extreme upper of the display. This opens the volume screen.
2. You can now move two fingers from bottom up the display to increase volume or from top of display down to decrease volume.
It does work, just need to get the hang of it..
I use Alexa for volume control, phone, Navigation, Seat heating, ambient lighting and some other functions I'm learning.
Alexa for me works great.
Just to beat the dead horse further still....:2. Hand swipe gesture for sound: seems like you have to swipe up from bottom of screen to initiate, but then again to control the volume. Seems like it was designed by engineers vs user experience experts, it's a hassle. Volume knob needed!
I think we can now safely add to the list of hazards when driving. There are impaired drivers, drivers on cell phones and drivers distracted with their infotainment systems. Therefore, a word of advice, watch out for those darn Lamborghini EVO owners*.Because a single swipe, whilst still not ideal; would be better.
Somebody could make a fortune manufacturing an after-market volume knob for these cars I reckon.
Russ,Thanks Sal, I just seem to miss with the 2 fingers when I’m trying to also look at the road. My Alexa is still Grayed out so I can’t even try it. I need to figure out how to activate it.
Thanks Sal, haven’t had a chance yet but I will try it this weekend and let you know.Russ,
Just feel where the bottom or top of screen meets the frame border. You can do that without looking at the screen. That will activate the volume screen. Then move 2 fingers up or down.
Also make sure you have the Alexa app loaded and activated on your phone. Turn off car, exit and lock car, wait until all lights are off in the car. Then enter car and turn on and hopefully the Alexa app on infotainment system will be active.
Sorry to hear that, maybe I’m better off without it?Well today I went for an 80 mile drive and Alexa greeted me with the familiar refrain "unable to connect check your network connection" for the entire drive. At this point, Alexa has been nonfunctional in both my 2021 and 2022 EVO. It is just down right pathetic.