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USB flash drive playlist on 2017 Entune Premium Audio, help needed
I've been trying to get playlists on a USB drive working on my 8 week old 2017 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium since I got it. The music plays fine and I can browse Artists, Genre, Albums, etc. just fine. But it will not recognize playlists on the many drives, and file types, I've tried. I have contacted Toyota Customer Care, and taken it to a dealer, and both are clueless on the format needed, except to quote the manual on "don't use m3u files", which some have had success with.
The problem is that Toyota has not provided any definition for playlist format on USB devices, except to say "m3u playlists are not compatible with the audio player." To me, that's like specifying under fuel requirements, "don't use compressed natural gas" and expecting us to figure out that diesel won't work either, but gasoline will.
I've seen many requests, and recommendations, here and elsewhere on the Internet, on how to resolve the issue. All the people that have had success have done so in older vehicles, and none have specified the level of Entune system they have had success with. I suspect the issue may have something to do with the software version on the 2017 Entune Premium Audio.
So, I'm asking anyone with a 2017 Toyota with "Entune Premium Audio", if:
a) they've had success with creating a playlist file (a file that specifies a subset of the music on the drive)
and if so,
b) what is the file type you got to work
c) post the first 5 lines and last 5 lines of the contents
d) Year, Model and Entune level of your vehicle
If I'm able to get this to work I'll post a detailed explanation so others don't have to go through this aggravation.
Thanks in advance,
2017 Classic Silver 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium