Playing Audio from the Car

The best way to make sure that everyone in the car can hear the tour nice and loud is to play the audio tour through the car speakers. Depending on which rental car you have, this can be done in one the following ways:

Audio Aux Jack

Many rental cars have an audio auxiliary jack. This slot in the cars looks just like something you would plug your headphones into. But in order to play your phone’s audio through the car speaker you need an auxiliary jack with two male ends: one plugs into your phone, the other plugs into the car. You can adjust volume from both the car radio and the phone’s volume.

 

If you do not have an audio aux jack, try the following methods.

USB Cable

Depending on the make and model of your car, sometimes you are able to sync your phone’s audio through a USB cable, that is also charging your phone at the same time. You can usually find a USB plug somewhere near the driver’s seat. The most likely place to find it is in the middle glove compartment, on the car dash or near the audio control panel.

 

After you connect the USB, look for signs of connectivity through the display on your car dash. It will generally refer to your phone as media player. Play any of the tour audio to test if the audio plays correctly from the speakers.

 

From experience, it seems that this method rarely works but again, it all depends on your rental car. It may be worth giving it a shot. Newer cars seem to work better.

Bluetooth

Depending on the make and model of your car, sometimes you can sync your phone’s audio through a bluetooth connection. To do this follow these directions:

 

  • First go to your phone’s bluetooth and turn it ON.

  • Then in your rental car, use your car’s dash (often the radio) to activate bluetooth pairing of the car.

  • Your car will search for your device to PAIR

  • When you see your phone, select it to complete the bluetooth pairing.

  • Play any of the tour audio to test if the audio plays correctly from the speakers.

 

If you run into problems with your rental car, it’s best to refer to the car’s user manual or ask a car rental representative to help you. Every car make and model handles bluetooth differently, and not every rental car even has bluetooth.

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