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New cell phone to play You Tube through my car stereo

zbs 388 18 July 3, 2013 at 05:04 PM
HI All

I just bought a new car stereo with a jack. Now I want to buy a new phone so I can play
all my favorite tunes on You Tube. Is there a particular brand that sounds best? Does the processor speed make any difference? What cellphone operating system would you recommend to play You Tube tunes?

thanks for the help

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This is going to sound rude, though I don't mean it to be: Are you serious? Not only is youtube sound quality a crap shoot at best, but it also seems like a very odd choice for a music source, both because you will have to wait for videos to buffer and eat up a ton of data (which costs money) for the video stream.

Have you considered either an MP3 player, Spotify [spotify.com], or something like Google's "Standard" (i.e. the free option) music storage/streaming service [google.com]?
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Quote from hbarnwheeler View Post :
This is going to sound rude, though I don't mean it to be: Are you serious? Not only is youtube sound quality a crap shoot at best, but it also seems like a very odd choice for a music source, both because you will have to wait for videos to buffer and eat up a ton of data (which costs money) for the video stream.

Have you considered either an MP3 player, Spotify [spotify.com], or something like Google's "Standard" (i.e. the free option) music storage/streaming service [google.com]?
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No im way behind the times when it comes to mobile music. I use youtube at home with my charter cable and tunes start up with no problem at all. I didn't want to pay for every tune like u would with the mp3 player. Appreciate the help. Im looking into Spotify and Standard for sure.
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Honestly, I would just download the youtube videos in advance and convert them to MP3's and just load them onto the phone to play through the stereo. There's a huge amount of downloaders out there and some of them even convert the videos to MP3 on the spot for you. Stick Out Tongue
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Beyond spotify there is pandora, last.fm and a ton others...
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I didn't want to pay for every tune like u would with the mp3 player.
download the mp3 from youtube

and don't be concerned with the "audio quality" if your getting them from youtube
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Well, I just took a quick look and it doesn't look like any of the music streaming services offer free, ad-supported music on-demand for mobile phones (though there are plenty which offer free "stations" whereby the service will play music of a specific style or genre). So, unless you're willing to pay, you'll have to either settle for a station-like experience, use youtube, or use something like google's service that requires you to upload or buy your music and store it on their servers and stream from there.

How concerned are you to have the ability to play a particular song at a particular time as opposed to, say, hearing a stream of songs of a particular genre?
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So you're going to search and choose songs to play from youtube on your phone while driving? That sounds like a bunch of bad ideas rolled into one.

I'd suggest going with one of the paid services with spotify or google play music - both are ~$10/mo but give you unlimited streaming music. Both apps will also allow you to play songs on demand but also auto-create playlists with similar songs so you don't have keep adding songs to play while driving. Almost any phone made in the last 1-2 years can handle this. If you feel the google service suits you better then I'd go with an Android phone.

What cell service do you have?
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Quote from zbs View Post :
HI All

I just bought a new car stereo with a jack. Now I want to buy a new phone so I can play
all my favorite tunes on You Tube. Is there a particular brand that sounds best? Does the processor speed make any difference? What cellphone operating system would you recommend to play You Tube tunes?

thanks for the help
Whats your budget and cell carrier?Does your car stereo have a 3.55mm AUX or BT?
Steaming via Youtube is very bad and dangerous since there is NO AUTO PLAY. AUTO PLAY Apps like Pandora, iHeart Radio, ESongz, Spotify will do much better.

Nokia 521, LG L9, Nexus 4 will get the job GSM done for little money.
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Quote from hbarnwheeler View Post :
This is going to sound rude, though I don't mean it to be: Are you serious? Not only is youtube sound quality a crap shoot at best, but it also seems like a very odd choice for a music source, both because you will have to wait for videos to buffer and eat up a ton of data (which costs money) for the video stream.

Have you considered either an MP3 player, Spotify [spotify.com], or something like Google's "Standard" (i.e. the free option) music storage/streaming service [google.com]?
Actually Youtube is the Top 3 music discovery site with VEVO and the 1 billion hit Gangham style.

I agree that Youtube on a car is dangerous and wasteful.
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Actually Youtube is the Top 3 music discovery site with VEVO and the 1 billion hit Gangham style.

I agree that Youtube on a car is dangerous and wasteful.
Ya very expensive on data too. No need to play 4-5x the bandwidth of a music video when you only need the music. Not to mention the hit on battery for keeping the screen on etc.
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