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TexasTurner

I’m trying to wrap my head around this issue but I don’t quite have a good grasp on it yet. 

I bought a new M220 with the newer Android touch screen (y’all are familiar). I was very excited about installing Spotify on it so I could stop using my phone or bringing my iPad on the boat to pass around. Low and behold, it’s not available. 

I scoured the forum and found that other users *HAD Spotify in the past but then “someone”, maybe Spotify, stopped supporting it. 

I did download Pandora which I hardly use, I don’t believe iHeart Radio is available, nor is YouTube (to show new surfers how to videos on surfing), or Navionics. Basically the tablet seems pretty worthless to me other than to control the lights and other functions. 

I guess my question is, will this ever be fixed? If not has anyone started developing a solution to replace the tablet with something actually useful? Is this truly a Fire Tablet with a Malibu interface installed or a Malibu Screen with an Android interface installed? If it’s the first option, will we be able to load the Malibu interface on say a replacement iPad? If it’s the second option, can we install a different or updated OS on there?

I don’t know where to begin. I did reach out to Spotify who said “It should be available” even though it’s not. They were not very helpful. I haven’t had a chance to reach out to the dealer just yet for their input. Maybe someone has a contact at Malibu that I can send an inquiry to?

Just to clarify, this is about more than Spotify, it’s about all the other apps that aren’t available either; navigation, YouTube, iHeart Radio, faster browser, etc. I was just excited about Spotify the most. 

Please don’t give me a lecture about how it’s not a big deal. I (everyone who owns a Malibu) paid a lot of money for a boat with all this “new technology”. I kinda expect it to work. In the world we live in now, it seems like Malibu could have installed something better than the equivalent of Windows 98. 

I’m hoping for this thread to become a place where we can develop a solution as a group that benefits all of us and we can either get this fixed or at least pressure Malibu to send us a software update to make these new fancy screens worth the hype. 

Note: I did try the other solutions on this forum other than installing APKs. Didn’t want to brick my new boat. 

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TexasTurner
1 hour ago, dcarl said:

try this

 

 

I will try this in the morning. I have tried other versions of this but none have worked so far. Fingers crossed that this is the fix.

Surprised I haven’t seen that thread as much as I have searched. 

Thanks!

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TexasTurner

Tried this today. When I click download it takes me to the Amazon App Store which says “it is incompatible with your device. You cannot purchase this app from this device.”

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