BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Theater mode and Individual Entertainment

General information

A selected entertainment source can be played back in the rear via:

  • Individual Entertainment.
  • Theater mode.

Individual Entertainment

Regardless of the active entertainment source in front, a separate entertainment source can be played in the rear.

When Individual Entertainment has been selected, the sound of the selected entertainment source is output via headphones.

Theater mode

The Theater mode describes the playback of a selected entertainment source in the vehicle:

  • The selected entertainment source is played in the front and rear.
  • The sound of a selected entertainment source is played back through the vehicle loudspeakers only.
  • The Theater mode can be activated in front and rear when the rear operation is enabled.
  • When the Theater mode is starting, the adjusted volume in front will be adopted.
  • The volume can be adjusted in front and, with enabled rear operation, in the rear.

Sharing entertainment source with rear

The active entertainment source in front can be shared with the screens in the rear.

After an entertainment source has been shared, the entertainment source can be controlled separately in the rear via the operating points.

1. "MEDIA".

2. Select entertainment source.

3. "Share".

4. Select the desired screen or both screens in the rear.

5. Depending on the setting accept or reject the entertainment source in the rear.


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