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The BMW Group has announced that it has added Spotify integration to MINI’s Visual Boost Radio infotainment system. We presume BMW iDrive integration will come very soon too, since the image released features Spotify working with iDrive and not the MINI system.

All you need to do is download the Spotify App from the Apple App Store, plug in your iPhone (minimum 4S, iOS7) to the MINI Connected system, and then browse the massive musical archive by genre, artist, album and track. No Spotify Premium subscription is required for in-car access.

It’s not the first music streaming app to be able to be controlled via the group’s infotainment system – there’s already Go-Pro, JustPark, Glympse, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster, TuneIn and the Amazon Cloud Player.

Spotify already has integrations with Ford and Volvo. This make BMW the third OEM that it has worked with. However you don’t really need these integrations to use Spotify or any other music streaming service with your car – Bluetooth audio streaming should suffice. Integration just allows improved control and display.