Adding extra USB port

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  1. MikeDee

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    SiriusXM radio satellite data services, according to Toyota.

    Data services for Premium HDD Navigation and Premium IntelliTouch Navigation are provided by SiriusXM Satellite Radio 11 and require a paid subscription. Please visit Welcome to the world of satellite radio - SiriusXM Radio for pricing information on these data services (XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather, XM Stocks, XM Sports, XM Fuel Prices).


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    The reason I mentioned this is because the traffic lines on the interstate that indicate traffic flow would not show up until I started playing Pandora (I know, strange, but true) That was on my 2015 PIP. On my Prime, Pandora loads automatically when I start the car.
     
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    And this is why non-Gen 4 users are a pain in the Gen 4 forums. They make unqualified statements and suggestions that do not apply to Gen 4.
    Either qualify your statements or get back to your own forum areas!
     
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    In the Navigation Manual, it says:

    "Traffic data can be received via HD or
    Entune App Suite to display traffic information
    on the map screen."

    This site mentions traffic information over HD radio under "HD Traffic/Weather": Entune Audio Plus Systems - Data Services System Apps
     
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    Not to mention the danger of ripping a hole in the space-time continuum.

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    Is the port usb 2 or 3?
     
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    From the 2017 Manual:

    The following device format can be used:
    • USB communication format: USB2.0 HS (480Mbps) and FS (12 Mbps)
    • File system format: FAT16/32 (Windows)
     
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    What you want is a USB hub, not a splitter, that is if you want both devices to function with Entune instead of just being supplied with power.
     
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    I believe the manual said the car supports a maximum of 2 devices from the port.
     
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    Yes, but if you use a splitter, you can only use one. If you use a hub, you can use both.
     
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    I do not think there is such a thing as a USB splitter. USB hubs are very common, though.
     
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    This is the description:

    "Kindly note the two USB female can charging together, however the two USB female can not data transfer together, can transfer one only."

    Not a true hub. It just wires the ports in parallel; no circuitry involved.
     
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    Below is my latest Finding....

    I have found a free 1 to 4 USB splitter from my company annual health fair and I have attached this splitter into my USB port in the Prime. I have loaded my USB drive with MP3 and my entune can detect my USB drive and play music with the free hub. At the same time, I have also plugged in my iPhone cable with my phone attached into the USB hub. My iPhone seem to charge normally. I think this setup is working nicely.. sb safe to use.


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    Anyone able to get the usb port to provide anything but power to your phone? Without Bluetooth on, I can't run the Entune apps or access my music files on my iPhone.

    Update: in the manual, there is an iPod button in the source display. I'll try that. It won't fix the issue with Entune apps not working though; just access to music.

    Update 2: OK, when I plug my iPhone into the usb hub I purchased CABLES TO GO 29525 C2G 2PORT USB 2.0 PASSIVE HUB 757120295259 | eBay both my memory stick and iPhone work. The iPhone is selectable in audio sources in Entune. It can play music stored on the iPhone and charge your phone. Music on your iPhone can also be played over the Bluetooth interface, but probably is of lesser audio quality. Entune apps like Slacker need the Bluetooth interface.

    I haven't tested if the charge current through the hub or even directly plugged into the car's usb port can keep up with the iPhone drawing high current such as running Google navigation while the screen is constantly on.
     
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    yoyoman and others. Entunes USED to require a cable to function - our 2013 Prius is that way. The 2017 Prime now works with either Bluetooth or cable.
     
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    Let me try in the weekends


    iPhone ?
     
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    So I just tried it at lunch. If I have my ip6s Bluetooth turn off and plug into the USB port, my Prime will think that I have an iPod attach. Is this what you are trying to verify? Also seem like my entune has no data so is not working. I think Bluetooth is a must have in order for entune to work.


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    Yes. These were my findings also.
     
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