Album Art Prius Prime Advance

Discussion in 'Prime Audio, Electronics, and Infotainment' started by Gonzo75, May 28, 2017.

  1. Tideland Prius

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    Yeah it's the dumbest thing ever. The 7" screen shows album art yet the 11.6" doesn't. Who designed this? (or more likely, which lawyer saw this?)
     
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    I see there's a 3rd party device from the company NAVIKS that sells some Toyota motion lock bypass relay, (around $200). I've read that it could be worth a try, however it's main purpose is to be able to play video/operate NAV while in motion.

    I wonder why they have embedded options for the album art in the menu while you can only see it when you are parked + emergency brake on. I mean... who wants to go out and chill in their car and watch "album art" go by! (n)
     
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    Yeah there are nav bypasses that allow you to enter destinations on the move (although the voice recognition is better than previous Toyotas) and also watch videos (illegal in some places to have video in line of sight of driver so check your local laws). You can watch videos via a USB stick.
     
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    Just picked up a 2020 Prime XLE and I can confirm that this is still an issue. As silly as it may seem to some this album art issue is pretty much the only disappointing feature for me with the car so far. Does anyone know if playing music via a phone using car play is a workaround?
     
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    Same for me in my ‘20 Limited. I couldn’t figure it out, now I know. #sigh
     
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    If you have an iPhone and iOS13 then using CarPlay allows album art along with all the superior navigation apps, etc. to be displayed on the 2020 Prime screen. Great that there is at least one solution available.
     
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    Like others have noted, my 2020 Prime XLE only shows the artwork when the emergency brake is on. Seriously? Do they think people will stare at album art while driving? My wife's 2018 Volt displays all of the artwork with no issues. If Toyota is worried about distractions while driving, how about the numerous times I've taken my eyes off the road while fidgeting around with the climate and entertainment functions on the huge 11.5-inch screen.
     
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    Drop-down menus on their site don’t list Prius among the make/model choices. Has someone reported successfully using one of their units on a Prime?
     
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