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  • BMW: CarPlay is free on some cars.

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems iOS BMW: CarPlay is free on some cars.

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      BMW began offering Apple’s CarPlay service on its cars in 2016. The German car maker decided to charge $300 to include the feature, which then turned into a $80-a-year subscription. After complaints from consumers, the company seems to have rethought its strategy on the availability of CarPlay, which now should no longer have any extra cost to users.

      According to the British specialized AutoCar website, BMW has reversed its decision to charge for the use of CarPlay. Until now, customers could try the service free for 12 months when buying a new BMW car. After that, they would pay $80 a year in the US or £85 in the UK. A BMW spokesman said that the fee will no longer be charged for all cars that run the latest version of the ConnectedDrive infotainment system…

      BMW will no longer require a subscription to use CarPlay in some cars

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      Nathan Parker

      Good thing since on most cars that includes it, there is no subscription. Apple is the one who does all the updates on device, so it was a little insane for car manufacturers to charge a subscription for something that doesn’t really involve them doing anything.

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