Ford Sync AppLink Video
Ford Sync AppLink Video Transcript
Portal is one of the first car companies to integrate apps into their cards they did that in 2010 starting with pandora. Now they got about ten apps and they're adding more pretty much every month. So -- take a look at the current state of Ford's -- link. -- works with the iPhone Android and Blackberry. -- iPhone you actually have to have the iPhone cable to the -- the USB port you have to have the app running on the device to right now we're gonna start outpost pandora. But I watched pandora app here and now through the head unit here I can choose. My mobile labs. It. Pandora. And it'll start looking for pandora start running it and now it's loaded that up as a member of command they can also use with pandora once that's running. Most useful thing is can actually select the station with voice him. It. PlayStation. Wagon wheel radio. And it tells me that it actually recognizes that that channel lame now but wanted to switch apps on the iPhone of course -- Much have to stop and for example say I wanna switch to tune in radio which is another app that app link supports well have to get out of pandora on here. Startup tune in radio. -- -- Police say it can. Tune in radio. There's other apps you can use them here but as you can see the iPhone really isn't the most convenient way to use it. With the Android you can actually haven't hooked up via Bluetooth you don't have to have apps pre running on the phone and I can just -- -- man. It. And PR news. With NPR news now running via -- -- -- get it on the screen here. I can use voice commander called the different channels -- different programs that they have on in your news. -- -- -- Wait wait don't tell me those are all tags like any of those and this is an Android I can also switch apps on the fly using voice -- So that's very cool -- comes standard with sync which is available on most Ford cars like this when he twelve PS. The current apps that are available for it. -- that your pandora NPR news -- slacker radio tune in radio I heart radio. -- lot of audio oriented apps that are available. For CNET I'm Wayne Cunningham and we took a look at -- mobile apps in the 2012 Ford Fiesta.
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