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Hi Folks,

Just traded up my 2013 to a nice new 2018 and am loving just about every aspect of it. One item is escaping me and it's the displaying of album art when I'm playing music (via BT) from my phone. I've looked thru the forums and everything references USB-sourced devices. I really like the Gracenote feature in the Gen1 Volt, so wondering if I'm missing something in my new setup. I have a Samsung S7 Edge (Android) and have done the reset on the Infotainment center. Any ideas? Or is this just no longer a feature on the Gen2s?
 

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I don't have album art via Bluetooth. My understanding is that Bluetooth does not transmit album art and that Gracenote would get that from the internet. I also don't have my car connected to the internet.


On a side note, I do get album art through Android Auto, but I find the best music "method" is the little 32gb thumb drive I have connected to the USB port. With that I even get album art in the Driver information Center. It takes a while for Gracenote to catalog everything on the drive, but once that is done voice commands work great as well as steering wheel controls. But I don't always get album art. Lately I've been imbedding album art in the mp3 files, but before that I did album art in the folder, so I think those don't have album art in the VOLT.
 

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You're right. I spoke with the Infotainment specialists and they confirmed that the Gracenote feature (which supplies the album art) no longer works the same way in the Gen2. So to get album art 'over Bluetooth', one has to physically plug in their phone and use Android Auto (with Google Play, Spotify, etc). Cool feature, but the Gen1 spoiled me a with wireless album art experience. (But I might try the USB drive method since I basically play the same music)
 

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You're right. I spoke with the Infotainment specialists and they confirmed that the Gracenote feature (which supplies the album art) no longer works the same way in the Gen2. So to get album art 'over Bluetooth', one has to physically plug in their phone and use Android Auto (with Google Play, Spotify, etc). Cool feature, but the Gen1 spoiled me a with wireless album art experience. (But I might try the USB drive method since I basically play the same music)
I came just to say from my experience it seems the phone or drive has to be plugged in to get album artwork. Sounds like you already confirmed this.
 
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