Product came very fast (in 7 business days) after order was placed. I had no issues with installation or usage since I have newer model of BMW and i didn't need to install microphone or plug in aux cable adapter. Only thing I would say this product needs is better instructions, thankfully there are tons of videos and PDF documents online on how to install.
I was looking for Carplay since a longer Time for my Audi A5 from 2011 (8T Sportsback). Audi says not possible or extremely expensiv. In a German Forum i found a thread about ANDREAM. 250 $ Sound great. I tried that.
And what should i say? It works really, really great. There is no, absolutly no difference between this Solution and Audi. I bought a lot of things for my car in the last couple of month. That this is absolutly the best thing i bought since i have that Audi.
It`s like beaming the car from 2011 to 2021.
Thanks ANDREAM for that Solution.
HOW DO i KNOW IF MY CAR IS/supports NBT system? MY current BMW has already an OEM 8.8 Idrive display from factory. but it's damages. That's is why I'm looking to replace it by this product ( new screen + carplay). Pls confirm if supported
Got the unit in Canada 2 weeks after ordering. I got the 10.5” touchscreen that includes CarPlay.
Installation was easy except for a mistake on my part and one due to lack of instructions that made me redo things. My backup camera didn’t come on when I put car in reverse. I thought it was because I didn’t plug in a cable properly so I disassembled everything again. Everything was fine so I went online to figure out the issue. It was just a setting in the software that you have to choose “original” for camera. Once I did that it works well.
The only negative which I was aware of prior to ordering is that the screen is very reflective. The position of the screen makes you see the sunroof light very brightly. If I close the sunroof, it’s fine. I’ll see how much this bothers me and if it continues to then I’ll place an screen protector over it as others have.
All the functions seem to work very well and even switches to CarPlay screen automatically which I had heard was a complaint by many others that it didn’t do. It would’ve been to have a functionality to choose between multiple users that are in the car at the same time.
I recommend this product and the seller.
Upgrade to the latest firmware and you won't have any disconnect or black screen problems.
It really needs to come with a set of instructions or link to a youtube video, thankfully there are plenty you can find online, the install was fairly quick and it worked really well once you set it up and figure out the functionality. Totally worth the money
Honestly if you are still debating whether you should get this product of not your wasting your time and brain power just get IT IS AWESOME! everything works great!
I didn’t receive my product plus the shipper isn’t responding to my emails.
Installation is a little challenging to get all harnesses run and fit behind factory head unit, but overall great retrofit
Finally arrive I installed today and i love it so far. Time will tell if is good or not
For price, quality of product, and highly responsive customer support, Andream was a great choice for me for this Carplay retrofit vs. other vendors. Instructions/video sent were very helpful, and the unit worked without need to connect iDrive cable. My only disappointment was external AUX cable had to be used to get sound, but I guess this is due to my combox, not their unit. Highly recommended!
Great product nightmare installation for an unexperienced person.