Travel and music is a great recipe for a good time. Few things beat this combination. Playing music from your mobile phone to the car’s speakers using Bluetooth or an auxiliary jack is a very convenient way to get the job done. Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that years ago was only available in some high-end devices. Today, the majority of the tech brands reviewed on credible sites have it as a wireless feature in their designs. But what if the Bluetooth on one of your systems is malfunctioning? Or your aux cable broke midway and you don’t have a spare?

Before we begin, if you do not have a license to drive, you recommend you to take the driving test so that you can be familiar with the type of questions for the written test and can boost your confidence.

Fret not, because there are still several ways by which you can listen to your phone music playlist through your car speakers. So, how to play music from phone to car without Aux or Bluetooth? In this blog, we walk you through some of the ways to achieve just that. Let’s begin.

Ways to connect your phone to the car’s speakers without Bluetooth or Aux cable.

Some of the ways for connecting your phone to car speakers without aux or Bluetooth are listed as below:

  • FM Radio Transmitter
  • Cassette Adapter
  • USB input
  • Hands-free Bluetooth app
  • iPhone/ iPad adapters

FM Radio Transmitter

It is a device that connects your mobile phone either android or iPhone to your already installed car radio. With this, you can easily connect your phone to the car and listen to your customized playlists. The FM Radio transmitter is cheap and available in electronic stores. After you get your hands on one of them, all you need to do is follow the listed steps:

  1. Turn on the radio in your car.
  2. Connect the FM radio transmitter also known as Bluetooth transmitter to your phone’s headphone slot.
  3. Now you are set to go, play any music you want on your mobile phone through the speakers on your car.

Cassette Adapter

This option is available if your vehicle has a cassette slot available. However, modern vehicles have completely stopped manufacturing cassette slots so this option is only applicable to the ones driving old vehicles.

For this, you need to insert the 3.5mm jack of the cassette adapter into your phone’s headphone slot and connect the adapter to the cassette slot on your car. Now look up the “tape” mode on the audio system’s menu and you are ready to go. This method does not work on phones without a 3.5mm headphone slot like iphone7 and some new model phones.

USB input

Most of the new model cars have an inbuilt USB port. They are very handy when it comes to playing music from your phone to the car’s speakers. However, you would need an extra cable to do so. The connection using a USB cable is more reliable and comes with better sound quality. Moreover, it also keeps your phone charging and allows you to take calls hands-free while driving. 

Hands-free Bluetooth app

This can be your best option for playing music through your car speakers if your car has a hands-free Bluetooth call feature available in it. You just need to download an app that is specifically designed to connect your phone music to a hands-free feature. Now you can play any music you have through the car stereo using the same hands-free mode which you previously used for calls. This system provides a better sound quality than FM transmitters and many old model cars have this function loaded.

iPhone/iPod Adapters

If you have an iPhone or Ipad and a vehicle that supports a 30-pin adapter, then this process can help you listen to the desired playlist of your device. By this, you can easily connect your iOS devices to the car stereo. In addition, the sound quality from the 30-pin adapters is also better than the FM transmitter. 

Music through the car speakers is always good to listen to be it in heavy traffics or a silent drive. And it is more effective if the music is from your selected playlist on your phone. So, these are some alternatives that you can use to play music from your phone’s playlist to the car’s stereo. Even though these processes do not provide sound quality on the level that an AUX cable or Bluetooth connection does, we still think they are worth the shot.