Mazda Media Player

MazdaMediaPlayer project is longer supported!

Please check out my new Smart MZD Player (click!) project.

Project Description

What about watching movies in your Mazda car? Yes, now it is possible with Mazda Media Player! No modification to car infrastructure (and IVI system), no additional devices required – just one Android app and WiFi connection!

Mazda Connect” is new Mazda’s infotainment system which has been added to almost all latest (> 2014) models: Mazda 2, Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5. Thanks to powerful hardware (i.MX6 ARM) and well-designed GUI, Mazda’s Engineers have managed to make one of the most intuitive and easy-to-use IVI system on the market. Unfortunately, this system is not as good as really could be! Do you want to watch movies directly from usb stick on main TFT screen? Do you want to watch TV in your car? Do you want to set/read/monitor some additional values not available through standard interface? Just download and support development of Mazda Media Player!

Mazda Media Player shows that feature-rich IVI systems are not reserved only for extremely expensive luxury cars!


Finally pre-alpha version of Mazda Media Player is ready to download. After many problems with Google Play Store I’ve decided to distribute Mazda Media Player app directly through my homepage. Next releases will be distributed in the same way, so please visit my website from time to time. Enjoy and don’t forget to give me some feedback at – especially if everything works well (info about model and firmware version will be useful) and also if you encountered any problems.

Please choose a version to download (only for MazdaConnect < 56.00.xx):

Mazda Media Player v0.3.1 release (Release Date: 2016-02-08, Android >= 5.0)

Download link: MazdaMediaPlayer_v031.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

Version: 0.3.1 (Beta Release)

Build date: 2016-02-08 20:42

What’s new:

Mazda Media Player v0.3.0 release (Release Date: 2016-02-07, Android >= 5.0)

Download link: MazdaMediaPlayer_v030.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

Version: 0.3.0 (Beta Release)

Build date: 2016-02-07 00:42

What’s new:

Mazda Media Player v0.2.2 release (Release Date: 2016-02-01, Android >= 4.1)

Download link: MazdaMediaPlayer_v022.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

Version: 0.2.2 (Beta Release)

Build date: 2016-02-01 23:23

What’s new:

Mazda Media Player v0.2.1 release (Release Date: 2016-01-09, Android >= 4.1)

Download link: MazdaMediaPlayer_v021.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

Version: 0.2.1 (Alpha Release)

Build date: 2016-01-09 19:55

What’s new:

  • new ‘Test Movie Player’ option – watch video

  • ‘mem allocation failed’ notifications

Mazda Media Player v0.2 release (Release Date: 2015-12-20, Android >= 4.1)

Download link: MazdaMediaPlayer_v02.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

Version: 0.2 (Alpha Release)

Build date: 2015-12-20 20:19

What’s new:

Mazda Media Player v0.1 release (Release Date: 2015-10-22, Android >= 4.1)

Download link: MazdaMediaPlayer_v01.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

Version: 0.1 (Pre-alpha Release)

Build date: 2015-10-22 21:41

Demo: Mazda Media Player – preview

How To Use It

Please read this part carefully before you start using Mazda Media Player:

  1. Download MazdaMediaPlayer_v031.apk (this file is no longer available – end of support!)

  2. Create a ‘Movies‘ folder on your USB stick (folder name is very important because Mazda Media Player recognizes only this directory – please don’t create any sub-folders)

  3. Copy your movies to Movies folder (Mazda Media Player supports *mp4, *avi, *.mov, *.wmv and *.mkv files extensions – tested mainly with H264 video codec and with MPEG-4 AAC audio codec)

  4. Plug-in USB stick to Mazda Infotainment System

  5. Enable ‘USB Debugging Mode’ on Android device – How To

  6. Connect your Android Device with Mazda Infotainment System (more info how to setup WiFi hotspot you can find here: Infotainment System – Quick Start Guide – “SETTING UP A WI-FI HOTSPOT” section)

  7. Launch Mazda Media Player and set IP address of your car – use default user and password values

  8. Connect, choose movie and have fun :)


  • This is not official app of Mazda Motor Corporation!

  • This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. Use at your own risk and only if you know what you do!

  • Mazda Infotainment System has some issue with memory management and DMA allocation, so sometimes Mazda Media Player doesn’t work as should. Sorry, it isn’t this app fault – try once again later ;)

  • The software is provided ‘AS IS’, without warranty of any kind!

  • Watching TV/movies whilst driving is illegal in some countries – please check your local regulations before you use this app!

My Development Environment

After a few weeks of work on Mazda Media Player I had enough of sitting in the cold and dark garage :) Last week I decided to buy on Allegro (Polish online auction website) additional CMU unit. Finally I can develop and test Mazda Media Player sitting at a desk and drinking coffee – it should speed up MMP development :) Below you can find some photos of my new development environment:

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How It Works – selected Mazda Media Player users’ movies

Mazda Media Player v0.3.1Fernando Bejarano
Mazda Media Player v0.3.1Jacek J
Mazda Media Player v0.3.1Francisco Irribari
Mazda Media Player v0.3.1Daih
Mazda Media Player v0.3.1Manuel Adsuar
Mazda Media Player v0.3.1Planktoncg Knot
Mazda Media Player v0.2.2Nuttapol Kittiwarawut
Mazda Media Player v0.2.2Manuel Adsuar
Mazda Media Player v0.2Jesús Villa
Mazda Media Player v0.1Kanashy Hooi
Mazda Media Player v0.1Виктор Москальчук
Mazda Media Player v0.1kostyaliko
Mazda Media Player v0.1Manuel Adsuar
Mazda Media Player v0.1Manuel Gomes

Mazda Media Player on my YouTube channel

Lukasz Skalski Embedded Software Engineer
Hi, I'm Lukasz Skalski and I'm open source enthusiast and guy who lives and breathes all things related to IT - especially Linux and embedded systems. Have a look around, check out my Resume and Portfolio to catch up some of my projects. Please feel free to contact me. Let's work together and make something great!