BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: USB storage device

Playable formats

MP3, MP4, M4A, M4B, AAC, WMA.

Apple iPod/iPhone

The music search and playback of Apple iPod/ iPhone is supported.

Audio player and storage media with USB port

Information on all music tracks, for instance artist, genre or track, as well as playback lists, are transmitted into the vehicle. This may take some time, depending on the USB storage device, file size, and number of tracks.

During the transfer, the tracks can be called up via the file directory.

The information for approx. 40,000 tracks can be stored in the vehicle. However, a maximum of 16,000 tracks can be stored per USB storage device. A total volume of 128 GB can be stored.

Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights Management DRM cannot be played.

Selecting the USB storage device

For information about the USB interface, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

1. Connect the USB storage device to the USB interface.

The use of the adapter cable supplied with the USB storage device would be ideal.

2. "MEDIA".

3. "USB".

Or: Select the name of the USB storage device.

Further playback descriptions.


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