BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Timeshift

General information

The channel you are currently listening to is stored in a buffer for up to an hour.

Prerequisite: the signal must be available.

The stored audio track can be played with a delay following the live broadcast. When the memory is full, the older tracks are overwritten. The memory is cleared when a new channel is selected or when the vehicle is switched off.

Opening the timeshift function

1. "MEDIA".

2. "SiriusXM".

3. Move the Controller to the right.

4. "Timeshift".

Time shift forward/reverse

Within the stored recording, it is possible to jump to any point in time.

  • Press the button on the radio or turn the Controller.

Or depending on the equipment:

  • Press the button on the radio or turn the Controller.

You can jump to the next or the previous track.

  • Press and hold the button on the radio.

Or depending on the equipment:

  • Press and hold the button on the radio.

The recording is spooled forward or back.

Timeshift menu

Go to the live broadcast.

Automatic timeshift deactivated/activated.


Automatic timeshift

With automatic timeshift, audio playback is paused for the following events.

  • Incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
  • Activation of the voice activation system.
  • Muting.

After that, audio playback is continued from the time of the interruption.

1. Move the Controller to the right.

2. "Automatic timeshift".


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