With available SYNC® AppLink™, you can use your voice to control a variety of mobile apps in your vehicle. iHeartAuto, available for iPhone® and Android™ devices, is a digital radio service app that lets you listen to more than 1,500 live stations and create commercial-free, all-music custom stations. To find out if iHeartAuto is available for your mobile device, check your app store.27,43,53,63
Before getting started, make sure you are using a SYNC AppLink-compatible device that supports the iHeartAuto app. iHeartAuto works with SYNC AppLink and your iPhone or Android device.
Once you've confirmed that your device is compatible with SYNC AppLink and iHeartAuto, follow these steps:
1. Familiarize yourself with the controls in your vehicle.
2. Download iHeartAuto from your phone's app store.*
3. Launch iHeartAuto on your mobile device.
4. Turn on your vehicle's ignition and make sure your phone is paired with SYNC.
*Refer to the terms and conditions of use of the app provider for more information on how your data is used.
1. Press Voice and say, "Mobile applications."
SYNC responds with "Mobile applications, please say a command."
2. Say, "iHeartAuto."
3. A station begins playing.
To start using iHeartAuto, press Voice and say any of the following commands:
|Play current station||"Play"|
|Pause or stop station playback||"Pause" or "Stop"|
|Play stations based on your location (if available)||"Local"|
|Add currently playing station to list||"Save station"|
|Get list of valid iHeartAuto commands||"Help"|
|Play your favorite live or custom stations||"My stations"|
|Access music and entertainment options||
"Music and entertainment"
|Play commercial-free stations||"Music and entertainment > Commercial-free"|
|Play talk radio stations based on category selected when prompted by SYNC||
"Music and entertainment > Personalities"
|Play station based on genre(s) selected when prompted by SYNC||"Music and entertainment > Genres"|
|Access talk radio options||
|Play news and talk stations||"Talk radio > News and talk"|
|Play public radio stations||
"Talk radio > Public radio"
|Play sports stations||"Talk radio > Sports"|
|Play stations based on city or cities selected when prompted by SYNC||
"Stations by city"
|Skip to next song on custom station||"Next," "Next song," "Skip," or "Skip song"|
|'Like' a song to personalize station||
"Thumbs up" or "Like"
|'Dislike' a song to personalize station||
"Thumbs down" or "Don't like"
|Play more familiar artists and songs||"Less discovery"|
|Play less familiar artists and songs||
|Create custom station based on currently playing song||"Create station"|
|Play new stations based on currently playing station||
|Get information on the currently playing song||
|Exit application||"Exit" or "Quit"|
You can use manual controls to listen to iHeartAuto, if desired.
1. Press Phone.
2. Browse to "Mobile Applications" menu option and press OK.
(If you have a Navigation radio, press the SYNC Apps tab, and then browse to "Mobile Applications.")
3. Select "iHeartAuto" and press OK.
To start using iHeartAuto, press a radio or steering wheel control to perform any of the following actions:
|Play or pause iHeartAuto stream||Press OK|
|Play station saved to a preset||Press Preset|
|Skip to next station within current category or skip to next song when playing custom station||Press Seek Forward (>>|)|
|Change station within current category||Turn Tune Control|
|iPhone and Android devices only:|
|'Thumbs Up' currently playing song||Press and hold Seek Forward (>>|)|
|'Thumbs Down' currently playing song and skip to next song||Press and hold Seek Backward (|<<)|
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