Explore Entertainment voice commands

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SYNC® with MyFord Touch® voice commands can control your AM/FM radio, CD player, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB media player, or Bluetooth® Audio device.27 

Key points about Entertainment voice commands

If you're already listening to an Entertainment system, SYNC assumes your voice command is for that mode. To switch to a different Entertainment system, you must say the name of it first to switch modes. For example, if a CD is playing and you want to play the radio, say "Radio" then give radio commands.34,48

However, it is no longer necessary to identify the entertainment system when switching between USB, Radio, and SIRIUS radio (if equipped) modes. For example, when playing media via a USB source, you do not have to say, “Radio, FM 107.7,” just press the Voice button, and then give SYNC the task, “FM 107.7.” Similarly, when in Radio mode, you can now press the Voice button and say “Play <Track> by <Artist>” (ex. “Play The Ninth Symphony by Beethoven”) to begin listening to a specific track that is stored on your USB-connected device.

Most of the SYNC Entertainment systems start to play as soon as you load media. With indexed devices (such as USB media players), SYNC first uploads the index, so it can take a few minutes for play to begin.

"Track" refers to audio track and is usually the same as "song."

General Audio voice commands

If media is loaded, saying "Audio on" starts the last entertainment system you used. If no media is loaded, it starts the radio.

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Voice Commands

Turn on/off audio system "Audio <on/off>"
Switch audio output to headphones or back to vehicle "Audio" | pause | <"Headphones/Headphones off>"
Hear general audio commands "Audio Help"

AM/FM Radio voice commands

Saying "Radio on" will play the last station set. To preset a radio station, touch the preset number on the 8-inch touchscreen while the station is playing. The "Autoset" command temporarily stores local stations to presets; it doesn’t override your manual presets when those preset stations are available.

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Turn on/off AM/FM radio  "Radio <on/off>"
Once you're in Radio mode,
you can:
 
Change band "<AM/FM> <1/2>"

Ex.: "AM"

Ex.: "FM 2"
Change station "<AM/FM> <station number>" 

Ex.: "FM 107.7"
Tune to a preset station "<AM/FM> <1/2> preset <1-6>"

Ex.: "AM preset 1"

Ex.: "FM 2 preset 3"
Tune to a High Definition station (FM only, if equipped) "FM <station number> HD <1-7>"

Ex.: "FM 107.7 HD 2"
Set six strongest local stations to presets "<AM/FM> autoset"
Tune to an autoset station "<AM/FM> autoset preset <1-6>"

Ex.: "AM autoset preset 2"
Scan to next radio program of a selected type, like "country music" (if equipped) "Set program type" | pause | follow prompts
Hear radio voice commands "Radio Help"
See radio voice commands "Radio list of commands"
 

Sirius voice commands

These commands require active SiriusXM Satellite Radio service. "Sirius on" resumes the last channel set. SAT is pronounced as one syllable, "sat," not  "S-A-T." 

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Turn on/off SiriusXM Satellite Radio> "Sirius <on/off>"
Once you're in Sirius mode,
you can:
 
Change band "SAT <1/2/3>"

Ex.: "SAT 1"
Change channel by number "Channel <0-223>"

Ex.: "Channel 36"
Change channel by name "<Channel Name>"
Tune to a preset channel "SAT <1/2/3> preset <1-6>"

Ex.: "SAT 2 preset 2"
Tune to a sports game
"Sports game" | pause | "Tune to the <City/Team/College> game "
 
Ex.: "Sports game" | pause | "Tune to the Green Bay game"
Display all available channels "Browse Sirius"
Display channels by category "Browse <category> channels"

Ex.: "Browse sports channels"
Display sports games
"Browse <sport/league> games"
 
Ex.: "Browse college football games"
Hear Sirius voice commands "Sirius Help"
See Sirius voice commands "Sirius list of commands"

 

CD voice commands

When you insert a CD, it automatically plays.  Say "CD" to switch back to a CD after using another Entertainment mode. "Folder" commands are supported only for WMA or MP3 data CDs.

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Play CD "CD" 
Once you're in CD mode,
you can:
 
Pause or resume play "<Pause/Play>"
Play selected track "Track <number>"

Ex.: "Track 10"
Play next/previous track
"<Next/Previous> track"
Shuffle tracks on an audio CD or in a folder  "Shuffle <CD/folder>"
Turn off shuffle "Shuffle off"
Repeat single track or folder "Repeat <track/folder>"
Turn off repeat "Repeat off"
See tracks on CD "Browse CD"
Hear CD voice commands "CD  Help"
See CD voice commands "CD list of commands"
 
 
 

USB/SD Card voice commands

USB and SD card media players use the same commands. Before giving commands, connect the media player to the media hub and wait for the index to upload. If you don't hear sound within a few minutes, press Voice, say "Audio on", then say "<USB|SD Card>”. Names must be given exactly as listed on the device. 

To view video, the vehicle must be in Park with the engine running and the iPod connected through the USB port and the three RCA jacks. Otherwise, SYNC plays only the audio track.

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Play music on your connected media player, USB drive, or SD card "<USB/SD card>"
Once you're in USB or SD card mode, you can:
 
Play track "Play <Track Name>"

Ex.: "Play 'The Ninth Symphony'"
Play artist
"Play <Artist Name>"
 
Ex.: "Play Beethoven"
Play genre "Play <Genre Name>"

Ex.: "Play jazz"
Play album
"Play <Album Name>"
 
"Play Greatest Hits"
Play playlist "Play <Playlist Name>"

Ex.: "Play 'Roadtrip Music'"
Play folder "Play folder <Name>"

Ex.: "Play folder 'New Stuff'"
Play podcast "Play podcast <Name>"
Play podcast episode "Play episode <Name>"
Play audiobook by name  "Play audiobook <Name>"
Play audiobook by author "Play author <Name>"
Display all tracks  "Browse all tracks" 
Display tracks by genre, playlist, album, artist,  composer, or folder
"Browse <genre> <composer>"
 
Ex.: "Browse classical Beethoven"
Display available genres, playlists, albums, artists,  composers, or folders
"Browse all <category>"
 
Ex.: "Browse all genres"
 
Ex.: "Browse all artists"
Display all audiobooks "Browse all audiobooks"
Display chapters in audiobook "Browse audiobook <Name>"

Ex.: "Browse audiobook Great Expectations"
Display all podcasts "Browse all podcasts"
Display episodes in podcast "Browse <podcast episode>"
Pause or resume play  "<Pause/Play>" 
Play previous/next track "<Previous/Next>"
Repeat last track "<Repeat one>"
Repeat all tracks on the connected device  "Repeat all"
Shuffle tracks on album "Shuffle album"
Shuffle all tracks "Shuffle"
Turn off shuffle "Shuffle off"
Play other tracks in the same genre/category "Play similar music"
Hear USB/SD card voice commands "<USB/SD card> Help"

Ex.: "USB Help"  
See USB/SD card voice commands "<USB/SD card> list of commands"

Ex.: "SD card list of commands"  
If your media player is an iPod, you can also use these commands:  
Play video podcast "Play video podcast <Name>"

Ex.: "Play video podcast"  
Play video playlist "Play video playlist <Name>"

Ex.: "Play video playlist 'Party Mix'"  
Play music video  "Play music video <Name>"
Play TV show  "Play TV show <Name>"
Play video podcast or TV show episode  "Play episode <Name>"
Play movie "Play movie <Name>"
Display all video podcasts, video playlists, videos, music videos, TV shows, or movies  "Browse all <category>"

Ex.: "Browse all music videos"

Ex.: "Browse all TV shows"
 Display tracks in video playlist "Browse video playlist <Name>"

Ex.: "Browse video playlist 'Party Mix'"
Display video podcast or TV show episodes   "Browse <video podcast/TV show> <Name>"

Bluetooth Audio voice commands

Use these commands to play music over the Bluetooth connection. If your phone supports streaming metadata, you can also use many of the USB/SD card commands.  

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Play music on your paired Bluetooth phone "Bluetooth Audio on"
Once you're in Bluetooth Audio mode, you can:  
Play next/previous track, title, podcast, chapter, or episode listed on device "<Previous/Next>"
Pause or resume play "<Pause/Play>"
Hear Bluetooth Audio voice commands "Bluetooth Audio Help"
See Bluetooth Audio voice commands "Bluetooth Audio list of commands"

 

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