MINI Connected

MINI Connected


Immerse yourself in the revolutionary world of MINI automobile infotainment - with ""MINI Connected"". The unique connectivity of driver, MINI and the online universe enhances the typical MINI driving experience even more.
All you need is a 3rd generation* MINI featuring the ""MINI Connected"" option.

Simply connect up your smartphone to the USB port of your MINI to experience the various functions of the app - with the help of the MINI Controller, the high-resolution display and the audio system of your car.
Information on the compatibility of end devices and further details can be found at www.MINI.com/connectivity.

Features:

Facebook
Displays the latest community status messages in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving. From Events, event locations can also be transferred to the optional navigation system as destinations.

Twitter
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites or community trends in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving.

Calendar
Displays calendar entries in the car and lets you phone the subscriber, if required. It also lets you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system. Addresses stored in the calendar can also be transferred directly to the optional navigation system as destinations.

News
With this feature, you have constant and immediate access to the latest news from your RSS News Feeds subscription.

Audio player
This feature ensures that you can also access the music library stored on your smartphone at any time when using the MINI Connected app.
*MINI Hatch (from production date November 2013). Not MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster, MINI Coupé, MINI Countryman, MINI Paceman.

Requirements and tips

User registration is required before activating the app for use.
Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI with the ""MINI Connected"" option. The range of features and functions may differ from version to version and country to country. As selected functions are dependent on connections to third party providers, it is possible that they may not be available at all times and in the same form.
A broadband connection is required. Any extra costs resulting from this (e.g. roaming charges) are a part of the customer's contract with the network provider. Please also take care to observe country-specific preconditions and requirements. Limited functionality may be experienced as a result of insufficient bandwidth or volume-based bandwidth limitation (bandwidth capping) on the part of the network provider.
As a result of this, MINI can provide no guarantee for the unlimited compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when connected with the vehicle interface.

This app requires, amongst other things, the following Android permissions:
Read calendar:
to display the calendar in the car.
Read contacts:
to call subscribers registered in the calendar.
Write to memory:
to store data, e.g. Facebook user photos.
Bluetooth:
to read the Bluetooth address to enable trouble-free, USB audio communication with the car.
Prevent standby mode:
for trouble-free USB communication.

Further details can be found in the privacy policy statement for the app.
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36
1.8
User ratings
16
Installs
500+
Concerns
1
File size
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About MINI Connected
Immerse yourself in the revolutionary world of MINI automobile infotainment - with ""MINI Connected"". The unique connectivity of driver, MINI and the online universe enhances the typical MINI driving experience even more.
All you need is a 3rd generation* MINI featuring the ""MINI Connected"" option.

Simply connect up your smartphone to the USB port of your MINI to experience the various functions of the app - with the help of the MINI Controller, the high-resolution display and the audio system of your car.
Information on the compatibility of end devices and further details can be found at www.MINI.com/connectivity.

Features:

Facebook
Displays the latest community status messages in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving. From Events, event locations can also be transferred to the optional navigation system as destinations.

Twitter
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites or community trends in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving.

Calendar
Displays calendar entries in the car and lets you phone the subscriber, if required. It also lets you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system. Addresses stored in the calendar can also be transferred directly to the optional navigation system as destinations.

News
With this feature, you have constant and immediate access to the latest news from your RSS News Feeds subscription.

Audio player
This feature ensures that you can also access the music library stored on your smartphone at any time when using the MINI Connected app.
*MINI Hatch (from production date November 2013). Not MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster, MINI Coupé, MINI Countryman, MINI Paceman.

Requirements and tips

User registration is required before activating the app for use.
Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI with the ""MINI Connected"" option. The range of features and functions may differ from version to version and country to country. As selected functions are dependent on connections to third party providers, it is possible that they may not be available at all times and in the same form.
A broadband connection is required. Any extra costs resulting from this (e.g. roaming charges) are a part of the customer's contract with the network provider. Please also take care to observe country-specific preconditions and requirements. Limited functionality may be experienced as a result of insufficient bandwidth or volume-based bandwidth limitation (bandwidth capping) on the part of the network provider.
As a result of this, MINI can provide no guarantee for the unlimited compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when connected with the vehicle interface.

This app requires, amongst other things, the following Android permissions:
Read calendar:
to display the calendar in the car.
Read contacts:
to call subscribers registered in the calendar.
Write to memory:
to store data, e.g. Facebook user photos.
Bluetooth:
to read the Bluetooth address to enable trouble-free, USB audio communication with the car.
Prevent standby mode:
for trouble-free USB communication.

Further details can be found in the privacy policy statement for the app.

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A Google User
Jul 2, 2014
A Premium App From a Premium Company ...not so much. Doesn't even connect. Judging by the other reviews for this particular app and others from BMW group, I suppose I should have expected garbage. Though, you'd think that, having taken nearly two years to get an Android app out, they'd have at least made sure there was basic functionality. BMW is not the same company I bought my 3-series from a decade ago, *THAT* company wouldn't have thought the putting out this PoS app out was acceptable. And why can't I give a ZERO starts rating???
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
Not very functional for Android yet. The apple version of MINI Connected acts as a container for other apps to run and interface with the car. The android allows for some statistics to be captured as well as access to news, twitter, and FB updates. I have the new 2014 Mini Cooper S Hardtop F56. I had difficulty making the app connect until I realized that the USB cable I was using might be a charge only cable. I swapped out my USB and the phone immediately connected. The app disables access to music from your phone because of the type of connection it demands but does allow address book access. However, the phone does not seem to recognize FB based contacts and their associated phone/address items. ***6/16/2014**** Lowering rating to 1 star as BMW is adding new functionality to the iPhone app but not bring the Android app up to par. BMW is now allowing you to control a GoPro Hero 3 camera using the vehicle infotainment system and the iPhone version of Mini Connected. Since BMW is NOT adding functionality to the Android app , the app simply serves no practical purpose to Android users.
A Google User
May 29, 2014
Do Right By Me BMW I bought the car and the feature just like iPhone/iPod users. Don't punish me for the type of phone I chose just update the app to work the same as it would with an apple device. Do the right thing.
A Google User
May 15, 2014
Doesn't Work Doesn't support my Samsung Note 3 very disappointing :-(
A Google User
May 13, 2014
Very limited functionality For the brand that lets you personalize everything about your car you still only have one option when it comes to which smartphone to integrate with your MINI. When I visited the MINI website it still only lists the iPhone as the only connect compatible device. Get your poop in a group MINI!