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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Playing Bluetooth® Audio

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio  
Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your Bluetooth-compatible  
Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones with streaming  
audio capabilities are compatible with the system.  
For a list of compatible phones:  
or call 1-888-528-7876.  
This function is available when the phone is paired and connected to the vehicle’s  
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system.  
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Canada: For more information on smartphone  
compatibility, call 1-855-490-7351.  
Audio/Information Screen  
Bluetooth Indicator  
Appears when your phone  
is connected to HFL.  
Shuffle Icon  
Select to play all  
files in the current  
category in  
In some states, it may be illegal to perform some data  
device functions while driving.  
Only one phone can be used with HFL at a time.  
When there is more than one paired phone in the  
vehicle, the system automatically connects to the  
prioritized phone. You can assign priority to a phone  
in the Bluetooth Settings menu.  
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To change the searched phone manually, select Go  
to Device List.  
random order.  
Selector Knob  
Turn to change files.  
Press and turn to  
select an item, then  
press to set your  
Press to turn the  
audio system on  
and off.  
Turn to adjust the  
In some cases, the name of the artist, album, or track  
may not appear correctly.  
MENU Button  
Press to display the  
menu items.  
Repeat Icon  
Select to repeat  
the current file.  
Some functions may not be available on some devices.  
Track Buttons  
If a phone is currently connected via Apple CarPlay or  
Android Auto, Bluetooth® Audio from that phone is  
unavailable. However, a second previously paired  
phone can stream Bluetooth® Audio by selecting  
Audio from the Bluetooth® device list.  
Press to go back  
to the previous  
change files.  
MEDIA Button  
Press to select  
Bluetooth® Audio.  
Play/Pause Icon  
Select to play/pause a file.  
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To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files  
To play the audio files, you may need to operate your  
phone. If so, follow the phone manufacturer's  
operating instructions.  
1. Make sure that your phone is paired and  
connected to HFL.  
2. Press the MEDIA button until the  
Bluetooth® Audio Source is selected.  
The pause function may not be available on some  
If the phone is not recognized, another HFL-  
compatible phone, which is not compatible  
for Bluetooth® Audio, may already be  
If any audio device is connected to the USB port, you  
may need to press the MEDIA button repeatedly to  
select the Bluetooth® Audio system.  
Play/Pause Icon  
MEDIA Button  
Switching to another mode pauses the music playing  
from your phone.  
To pause or resume a file  
Select the play/pause icon.  
Check the volume setting of your phone if the audio  
volume is too loud or soft.  
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How to Select a Song from the Music Search List  
Depending on the Bluetooth® device you connect,  
some or all of the categories may not be displayed.  
1. Press  
to display the music search list.  
2. Select a category.  
3. Select an item.  
u Select an item repeatedly until a desired  
item you want to listen to is displayed.  
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How to Select a Play Mode  
Play Mode Menu Items  
Shuffle off: Shuffle mode to off.  
Shuffle Albums: Plays all available albums in  
a selected list in random order.  
You can select repeat and shuffle modes when playing a song.  
Repeatedly select the shuffle or repeat icon  
until you find a play mode option of your  
Shuffle All Songs: Plays all available songs in  
a selected list in random order.  
Repeat off: Repeat mode to off.  
Repeat all: Repeats the all songs.  
Repeat Song: Repeats the current song.  
Repeat Icon  
Shuffle Icon  
Depending on the Bluetooth® device you connect,  
some or all of the functions may not be displayed.  
To turn off a play mode  
Select the mode you want to turn off.