The article mentions 14.4.2 as a current version. What features are available in that? One annoyance for me is having the car come up on radio and having to manually select my phone's bluetooth every time.
This is the same problem the Volt had over a decade ago and I just saw someone complaining about it with the current 2022 model. I can’t believe GM hasn’t fired or replaced the guy responsible. Do they even use their own cars?! It really is inexcusable.
It does this because the stereo skips unused inputs/sources and the car hasn’t connected to your phone yet when you first turn it on. The fix is simple: Distinguish between a fresh start and the user cycling inputs. At start up, give it several seconds BEFORE doing that input-hunting routine… or don’t do it at all.
Maybe they haven’t done this because it dumps millions of people on sat radio to sell more subs. Does GM get any sort of kick-back?
The way my brother dealt with this on his Volt was to plug in his own AUX cable Bluetooth adapter. The Volt has jack-sensing so it will remain on that AUX input even without a phone connected. It was much lower latency than the car’s built-in Bluetooth anyway. I’m noticing that the 2022 Bolt has ridiculous Bluetooth latency with Bluetooth A2DP profile too.