Connecting your phone to your car via Bluetooth and listening to Power of the Cross radio is a great way to enjoy uplifting music and inspiring sermons during your travels. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to accomplish this task. Connecting the phone to the car audio is called “pairing”.
Step 1: Make sure your car is equipped with Bluetooth
Before you start, make sure your car has Bluetooth connectivity. If you’re unsure, check your car manual or the manufacturer’s website. Most vehicles that are Bluetooth equipped, have the bluetooth symbol on the radio.
Step 2: Connect to the internet
To stream Christian internet radio, you need to have an active internet connection. Make sure you’re connected to either Wi-Fi or mobile data.
Step 3: Enable Bluetooth on your phone
Go to the “Settings” app on your phone and tap on “Bluetooth.” Make sure Bluetooth is turned on. On android devices, simply swipe down from the top of the screen.
Step 4: Pair your phone with your car’s Bluetooth
Before proceeding make sure your car is in park. Most vehicles will not pair if the car is in motion for safety reason. In your car’s audio system, go to the Bluetooth menu and select “Pair new device.” Your phone should automatically detect the car’s Bluetooth and display its name. Tap on the name of your car’s Bluetooth to connect. In some cases you may have to confirm or enter a generated pairing number on the phone.
Step 5: Go to www.cross.radio
POTC Internet Radio was designed to be a simple interface from a web browser. It is a very easy to navigate layout. Simply go to cross.radio and click on the play icon in the radio player. The advantage to using the web browser is the keep alive function. When playing from the browser, the phone screen timeout does not affect the streaming. When the screen turns off, the music will stream until you turn it off.
Step 6: Launch the internet radio app
If you chose to use an app or an Alexa skill, they are available for POTC Radio. For Android devices, go to Google Play. On Apple devices, the iTunes store and Alexa devices go to Amazon for the skill. On all store platforms simply search for “Power of the Cross Radio” and then install the app or skill. Open the Christian internet radio app you downloaded and select play button. The app should automatically start streaming the music to your car’s audio system via Bluetooth.
- Android app must have sleep function turned off or stream will stop on screen timeout.
- The action word for the Alexa skill is “Alexa, launch cross radio!”
Step 7: Adjust the volume
Finally, adjust the volume to your desired level using the controls on your car’s audio system or your phone.
And that’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy Christian internet radio in your car via Bluetooth. Whether you’re driving to work or taking a road trip, you can now listen to uplifting music that will make your journey even more enjoyable.