Use your voice, not your hands, to control mobile apps while driving. Available on select models, SYNC® AppLink™ is a program that lets you use apps such as Pandora® internet radio from your supported smartphone with voice commands and buttons on your steering wheel. SYNC AppLink is available on 2012 Ford Fiesta, Mustang, Fusion, Expedition, Super Duty® and F-150 plus the 2012 Lincoln MKZ and Navigator.
Mobile Apps Currently Available
SYNC AppLink is compatible with select smartphone platforms. New apps will be supported by SYNC AppLink as they are added. Here are some of the great mobile apps that SYNC AppLink brings to SYNC already:
- The NPR® News app (Android™, iPhone®)
- Slacker Radio (Android, BlackBerry®, iPhone)
- PANDORA® Internet Radio (Android, BlackBerry and iPhone)
- Orangatame’s OpenBeak™ app for Twitter™ (for BlackBerry only)
- Stitcher™ Smart Radio (Android, iPhone)
- iHeartRadio (Android, BlackBerry and iPhone)
- SYNC® Destinations (Android, BlackBerry and the iPhone, which must be connected by USB cable)
The in-car listening options for Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC® AppLink™ will soon grow by more than 50,000 when TuneIn Radio joins the list of smartphone apps that are compatible with the system.
Ford and Palo Alto, Calif.-based TuneIn announced at the 2012 International CES that the TuneIn Radio app will be available for use with vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink, and will provide drivers with another listening option that can be controlled hands-free through voice commands.
TuneIn is a free service that lets people listen to live local and global music, sports, talk and news by offering more than 50,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations along with more than 1 million on-demand programs streaming from all corners of the world.
Using voice commands only, drivers of SYNC-equipped vehicles can control TuneIn and perform such tasks as search and listen to radio stations worldwide by artist or genre. For example, by saying, “Explore genre,” users can select hundreds of genres of music or talk stations like classic rock or German talk. Users also can search geographically by saying “Explore location.” TuneIn will then rank the most popular stations from the chosen location and start playing. More than 250 locations from around the world can be accessed via voice control.
“TuneIn captivates people by offering unprecedented access to listen to anything they want from local talk radio to live sports to music,” said John Donham, CEO of TuneIn. “With TuneIn, Ford drivers can now more easily enjoy the world’s audio from their favorite hometown stations to broadcasts half a world away – making listening even more global and personal.”
TuneIn is available in 10 languages and on more than 150 devices across all major smartphones and tablets, connected home stereos, smart TVs, car dashboards and online at http://www.tunein.com. The SYNC-enabled version of TuneIn Radio soon will be available through the iTunes App Store.
Vechicles with SYNC® AppLink™ Available at Brown Motors
We invite you to visit Brown Motors in Petoskey, MI to check out the latest Ford and Lincoln vehicles in person. Our friendly sales consultants will be ready to answer your questions and show you how AppLink works!