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If you're purchasing a car audio specifically for use of digital audio player you have a lot of options. If you have the ever-so popular Apple iPod, you should get a car stereo that's iPod compatible. An iPod-ready car stereo, it's going to have a dock connector that plugs into the dock of your iPod and reads all the data from it. Typically, these dock connectors will go into the glove box of the car, and you can close up the glove box with the iPod inside of it. Once the iPod is connected you can access all of the music that's on it. If you want to play music from a digital audio player other than an iPod, you may want to get a stereo with Bluetooth or an auxiliary port. If you have a cellphone that you may music from, Bluetooth audio is going to allow you to stream that music wireless. Press "play," pair up your phone and everything's going to come out of your car speakers automatically. If you have an mp3 player that does have a dock connector and doesn't have Bluetooth, you'll going to want an audio with auxiliary port. An auxiliary port is just like a headphone jack. It's a headphone jack on both ends. You're going to plug one end into the phone jack of your digital audio player and the other ends into your stereo. Whatever you play on it is going to come out of your car speakers, just like magic .