The FUSION Stereo downloads song information from your smartphone. Album and Artist names are derived from the folder names on your smartphone. FUSION recommends that folder names contain no more than 900 characters. Exceeding this limitation may cause the FUSION Stereo to become unresponsive.
It is possible to connect to several Bluetooth stereos simultaneously, however you will only be able to stream music (A2DP) to one at a time. Control and display of song information (AVRCP) will display on multiple head units, even though music will come from a single device. You will be able to select the stereo you are connected to from your smartphone (use the box/triangle symbol on iPhone).
This is useful if you have another device that you can control Bluetooth from, eg: a BT enabled watch. In this scenario, you can control the playback from your watch, whilst streaming music from a smartphone.
- Volume control may be controlled from your Bluetooth smartphone. When you switch between Bluetooth devices you need to be careful with volume matching.
- When you change audio source on FUSION 700 Series or MS-RA205 stereos, the FUSION Bluetooth module remains powered on and connected to your smartphone (even though the music is paused). Music playback will automatically resume when you switch back to the Bluetooth source.
Note: On some smartphones it may not be obvious you remain connected to the FUSION stereo and may cause confusion if you are trying to connect to another head unit.
Bluetooth performs best with line-of-sight operation. Ensure the music device is not covered or obstructed and is located near the Bluetooth module. To prevent interruption to audio streaming over Bluetooth it is recommended that the Discoverable feature is turned off after pairing your device to the FUSION Stereo.
While displaying the Bluetooth Settings screen your smartphone will be searching for Bluetooth devices. This process may cause interruption to Bluetooth audio streaming. It is recommended you exit the Bluetooth Settings screen when not in use.
Browsing music collections from the FUSION Stereo is not supported over Bluetooth. Initial song and Playlist selection must be done on the media device. However the FUSION Stereo does provide basic playback control with the Play / Pause, Next and Previous keys. Forward and Rewind functions are not supported
The availability of song information such as song title, artist name, track duration and album cover artwork is dependent on the capability of your phone and music application. Album cover artwork and Shuffle/Repeat Status icons are not supported over Bluetooth.
To support the display of song information on the FUSION stereo your smartphone must have Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 or greater. Keep your smartphone up to date. For Bluetooth support FUSION recommends Android V4.3 or above.
Note: Not all smartphones implement full Bluetooth support. For a list of the FUSION supported smartphones refer to following table;
If you have installed the MS-BT200 Bluetooth module you will need to enable the source. This operation will be determined by the Tuner region you have selected.
Tuner Region - USA
When USA Tuner region is selected, press the menu button and select
Settings>Sources>Accessory then select the source to enable Bluetooth.
Tuner Region - Australasia-Europe-Japan
In these Tuner regions once the MS-BT200 is installed and connected the source will be available.
The FUSION MS-BT100 and MS-BT200 external Bluetooth modules are designed to provide Bluetooth audio streaming from a compatible smartphone or media player directly to your FUSION marine stereo. The MS-BT100 is connected to the AUX connector of your stereo. The MS-BT200 is connected to the Satellite Radio connector of your stereo.
Note: The MS-BT200 cannot be operated simultaneously with a Satellite Radio receiver. For installations where the Satellite Radio socket is not available the FUSION MS-BT100 audio only Bluetooth module is recommended.
The MS-BT200 supports control (Play/Pause/Next/Back) of the media device from the FUSION Stereo. Song information such as song title, artist name and duration are displayed, depending on the capability of your phone and music application.
FUSION Bluetooth modules do not provide phone call control. Hands free operation of the phone is not supported from the FUSION stereo.