SimonMTL
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Please allow Bluetooth music streaming in 2013 Leaf S

Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:15 pm

Seems like the music streaming from a Bluetooth device to the stereo in the S model is non-functional. Hope they could do a quick update to the system to allow this. Not an expense at all, let's not cheap out S users!!! Or at least, allow an upgrade to Bose sound system in the S model!!!

Where can we write to Nissan about our enhancement requests?
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TomT
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Re: Please allow Bluetooth music streaming in 2013 Leaf S

Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:33 pm

It won't happen. The S was designed to be a less costly alternative and it is common practice for manufacturers to strip out functionality in the base model of any product. Cost is not a consideration, it is the ability to differentiate the more expensive product from the cheaper product...
SimonMTL wrote:Seems like the music streaming from a Bluetooth device to the stereo in the S model is non-functional. Hope they could do a quick update to the system to allow this. Not an expense at all, let's not cheap out S users!!! Or at least, allow an upgrade to Bose sound system in the S model!!! Where can we write to Nissan about our enhancement requests?
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Re: Please allow Bluetooth music streaming in 2013 Leaf S

Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:49 am

The quality of the sound is noticeably much better thru Bluetooth, compared to connecting it via a cable into the AUX input.
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Re: Please allow Bluetooth music streaming in 2013 Leaf S

Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:23 am

Agree with TomT. The fact that you want this in the S is exactly what they are calculating. X% of users want that and will upgrade and pay for stuff they don't actually want to get it. A la carte pricing doesn't make economic sense.
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SimonMTL
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Re: Please allow Bluetooth music streaming in 2013 Leaf S

Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:34 am

I thought that maybe, MAYBE, it was an oversight on their part.

As for music quality, the direct USB connection will always be better than compressed Bluetooth streaming format.

I was quite underwhelmed with the 2012 SL sound system when I tried it the other day, and was hoping that the 2013 model might have better quality. Luckily I found this forum, with a lot of enthusiasts who have simply changed the speakers for the better. So all is not lost!!!
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