1. iMore Question's Avatar
    So this week I went out and excitedly purchased my iPhone 6s. I previously had the 5s.

    Now I have Spotify premium and with my 5s I could hook my music into my 2011 Nissan Sentra using a usb hookup directly made for iPods. Spotify worked great and I loved being able to switch through songs on my steering wheel. (Trust me I wish I had Bluetooth though)

    Fast forward to last night, went out to buy groceries and plugged my phone on to try Spotify out. The screen on my radio said no song was playing despite me clicking play on Spotify and trying it out.

    I figured Apple might be trying to push Apple Music for the 6s so I downloaded that and ran into the same issue. I figured it's a long shot but would anyone know a fix for this (other than using a stereo aux cord). Also worth noting is that my friend has an iPhone 6 and it played just fine in my car with the hookup.
    10-08-2015 12:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D said: Best Answer

    Check the basics:

    1. Go to Settings - Music and make sure that the toggle next to "Use Cellular Data" is enabled.
    2. Reboot your iPhone and then try again.
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Check the basics:

    1. Go to Settings - Music and make sure that the toggle next to "Use Cellular Data" is enabled.
    2. Reboot your iPhone and then try again.
    10-08-2015 12:27 PM
  4. looking4answers12's Avatar
    I've tried that to no avail. That was my first thought as well.
    10-08-2015 02:00 PM
  5. iphone6shelp's Avatar
    I'm having the exact same issue.. Still can't figure it out I just got the iPhone 6s Plus.. Had no issues with my iPhone 6 but now I can't play from Spotify or my music.. Says no songs on screen it's so frustrating!!' :/
    10-22-2015 07:33 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    Have you installed the iOS 9.1 update yet? I was having a car/music problem (different from what you are describing) but it seems to be better since I installed the 9.1 update yesterday.
    10-22-2015 10:55 AM
  7. areyes163's Avatar
    I have no issues but I use Bluetooth. I'll try usb tomorrow and let you know.
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    10-22-2015 08:30 PM
  8. Furt's Avatar
    My Pioneer stereo is also saying "iPod Not Supported" when I plug in my 6s where the 6 used to work without issues. Looks like we got Apple'd on this one...
    10-22-2015 09:04 PM
  9. Furt's Avatar
    I wanted to give an update that the 9.1 update has fixed my stereo issues. I can play audio fine in my car now so if anyone else is having this issue, I recommend updating to the latest OS version
    doogald and Shanicenicolle like this.
    10-30-2015 12:52 PM
  10. knotsure's Avatar
    I didn't have any issues on every one of the iOS 9 updates.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-30-2015 10:41 PM
  11. jamesedward318's Avatar
    One issue I was encountering was when my Bluetooth was on my music wouldn't play. I had to cut off my Bluetooth
    10-31-2015 07:57 AM
  12. GirlHill's Avatar
    Any solutions? I'm having the same problem.
    11-06-2015 11:27 PM
  13. GirlHill's Avatar
    Any solutions??
    11-06-2015 11:28 PM
  14. GirlHill's Avatar
    Did you figure it out? Can you please post the solution?
    11-06-2015 11:29 PM
  15. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Did you figure it out? Can you please post the solution?
    Read the thread. There are solutions suggested.
    11-08-2015 06:16 AM
  16. BudPesch's Avatar
    "No song" - can't play Pandora or Amazon Music or other online service...

    I had this exact problem with my Iphone 5s after I removed all of the U2 songs iTunes downloaded to my phone - they were the only songs I stored on the phone - and having no songs apparently is the problem.

    The phone apparently needs at least 1 song stored on it, or it confuses the car system. I added 1 free song from iTunes and I can again play Pandora through the car system with all the normal functionality.

    Too bad it took 2 weeks of searching, booting, rebooting and struggling to figure this out.

    This worked on 2012 Honda Accord with my iPhone 5s connected via USB connection. IOS 9.3.2

    FINALLY all is back to normal.

    And I get it - it's not an iPhone 6, but after struggling for so long and finding no help anywhere, maybe this will work on iPhone 6 as well - the issue sounds similar.
    06-16-2016 03:49 PM
  17. KevinFra's Avatar
    Bud - Thanks for posting this - exactly what it was! I had to add at least 1 song to my iPhone. I was so hellbent on the idea that Apple had taken this away from me (happened right after my upgrade to their latest ios) but all it was is that before or during the upgrade either I deleted my songs or the upgrade did. Now everything back to normal - ROCK ON!!
    bobsgolf likes this.
    07-08-2016 12:28 PM
  18. motherlaura's Avatar
    This is exactly the fix for our problem!!! Thanks!



    "No song" - can't play Pandora or Amazon Music or other online service...

    I had this exact problem with my Iphone 5s after I removed all of the U2 songs iTunes downloaded to my phone - they were the only songs I stored on the phone - and having no songs apparently is the problem.

    The phone apparently needs at least 1 song stored on it, or it confuses the car system. I added 1 free song from iTunes and I can again play Pandora through the car system with all the normal functionality.

    Too bad it took 2 weeks of searching, booting, rebooting and struggling to figure this out.

    This worked on 2012 Honda Accord with my iPhone 5s connected via USB connection. IOS 9.3.2

    FINALLY all is back to normal.

    And I get it - it's not an iPhone 6, but after struggling for so long and finding no help anywhere, maybe this will work on iPhone 6 as well - the issue sounds similar.
    07-24-2016 02:46 PM
  19. HCervantes1's Avatar
    I never had that problem before (using iPhone 6 and a Nissan Altima). However I just upgraded mi iPhone to IOS 10 and now I can't play my music through the iPod /USB connector. Seems to be missing "Dock connector" from the available options at iTunes when connecting to my car. . So for now I can only play using Bluetooth.

    Anyone else facing the same issue? It seem Apple screwed it up again. Any suggestions /solutions?
    09-15-2016 05:36 PM
  20. HCervantes1's Avatar
    UPDATE! After posting above I decided to give it a last try after restarting my iPhone. Voala! It worked. Now iTunes is playing through my car stereo.via ipad/USB port.

    I really didn't change anything. So my recommendation if this happens to you immediately after upgrading your iPhone to iOS, shut it off and then on again before connecting to your car. Hope this helps.
    09-15-2016 06:04 PM
  21. Karla Kiroga's Avatar
    "No song" - can't play Pandora or Amazon Music or other online service...

    I had this exact problem with my Iphone 5s after I removed all of the U2 songs iTunes downloaded to my phone - they were the only songs I stored on the phone - and having no songs apparently is the problem.

    The phone apparently needs at least 1 song stored on it, or it confuses the car system. I added 1 free song from iTunes and I can again play Pandora through the car system with all the normal functionality.

    Too bad it took 2 weeks of searching, booting, rebooting and struggling to figure this out.

    This worked on 2012 Honda Accord with my iPhone 5s connected via USB connection. IOS 9.3.2

    FINALLY all is back to normal.

    And I get it - it's not an iPhone 6, but after struggling for so long and finding no help anywhere, maybe this will work on iPhone 6 as well - the issue sounds similar.
    Thank you so much for posting this! I had deleted my iPhone "music" app and when I would play Spotify through USB it would give me that "no songs" error on my scion tc.. I tried everything, hard resets.. Uninstalling / reinstalling Spotify.. Changing USB cords.. and nothing worked! Till I came across your post and re installed the music app again tried Spotify and finally I can listen to my playlists! From one iPhone user to another Thank you so much for fixing this problem! 😊
    Last edited by firedept10; 10-20-2016 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Thread Clean Up
    10-20-2016 08:45 AM
  22. 350gt's Avatar
    DUDE! YOU EFFIN ROCK!

    I was seriously so mad that I had to use an AUX cable AND connect my phone via USB in my Civic in order to stream music via SoundCloud & Spotify (if I wanted to listen & charge simultaneously), especially because I have been through SO MANY AUX cables, cause they all seem to stop working in 6 months.

    Today, my 5th AUX cable decided it would stop working properly and only play music out of the passenger-side speakers. I'm glad I decided to dig a little deeper online to find out if there was any sort of workaround/fix for the USB issue, and my search lead me here.

    I signed up for Apple Music, downloaded one song, then let it play for a minute. I then opened Spotify, and much to my surprise, IT WORKED! For once my head unit display said something other than 'iPod NO SONG'.

    TL; DR: THIS WORKS! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTH ANKYOU!!!!!!!

    Oh, and in case this may help: this worked with my iPhone 6s in my 2010 Honda Civic.

    "No song" - can't play Pandora or Amazon Music or other online service...

    I had this exact problem with my Iphone 5s after I removed all of the U2 songs iTunes downloaded to my phone - they were the only songs I stored on the phone - and having no songs apparently is the problem.

    The phone apparently needs at least 1 song stored on it, or it confuses the car system. I added 1 free song from iTunes and I can again play Pandora through the car system with all the normal functionality.

    Too bad it took 2 weeks of searching, booting, rebooting and struggling to figure this out.

    This worked on 2012 Honda Accord with my iPhone 5s connected via USB connection. IOS 9.3.2

    FINALLY all is back to normal.

    And I get it - it's not an iPhone 6, but after struggling for so long and finding no help anywhere, maybe this will work on iPhone 6 as well - the issue sounds similar.
    Last edited by 350gt; 11-05-2016 at 01:37 AM.
    11-04-2016 11:43 PM
  23. racing girl nini's Avatar
    I never had that problem before (using iPhone 6 and a Nissan Altima). However I just upgraded mi iPhone to IOS 10 and now I can't play my music through the iPod /USB connector. Seems to be missing "Dock connector" from the available options at iTunes when connecting to my car. . So for now I can only play using Bluetooth.

    Anyone else facing the same issue? It seem Apple screwed it up again. Any suggestions /solutions?
    Having exact same issue after latest iOS update, I have an iPhone 6 and can't get it to play my music, I have a Nissan Juke, however my husband has an iPhone 6plus and his plays fine in my car. Still haven't found a solution.
    11-07-2016 04:24 PM
  24. Valeria Ortega's Avatar
    Exactly what I needed thanks, this def worked
    11-12-2016 01:16 PM
  25. Patrick Archambault's Avatar
    Thanks thanks thanks, is working. Just add a song, my god, just that!!!!!!
    12-14-2016 06:56 AM
  26. fury's Avatar
    On behalf of automotive software developers everywhere, I'm sorry.

    7-10 years ago, when a lot of this software used in cars was likely written, the industry had no idea that the same interface that let it talk to iPods (which are essentially paperweights unless they have songs on them) would be carried over to internet-connected supercomputers that can stream anything and don't need to have songs stored on them. Suddenly, that graceful handling of an edge case turns into a pain point for a good chunk of users.

    Now, if only we could wave a magic wand and fix all of the ones that alphabetically select the first song on the device on every plug in... (sorry bout that one, too)
    doogald likes this.
    01-04-2017 06:32 PM
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