Pandora for SYNC AppLink

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With available SYNC® AppLink™, you can use your voice to control a variety of mobile apps in your vehicle. Pandora® Internet Radio, available for iPhone® and Android™ devices, is an app that allows you to listen to custom radio stations and discover new music. To find out if Pandora is available for your mobile device, check your app store.27,43,53,63

Please note: SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software.


Before getting started, make sure you are using a SYNC AppLink-compatible device that supports the Pandora app. Pandora works with SYNC AppLink and your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Once you've confirmed that your device is compatible with SYNC AppLink and Pandora, follow these steps:

1. Familiarize yourself with the controls in your vehicle.

2. Download Pandora from your phone's app store.*

3. Launch Pandora on your mobile device.

4. Turn on your vehicle's ignition and make sure that:
     - Your Android smartphone is paired and connected to SYNC via Bluetooth.   - Or - 

     - Your iPhone smartphone is plugged into your vehicle's USB port.

*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, "Pandora."

To start using Pandora, press Voice and say any of the following commands:


Voice Command

Pause audio "Pause"
Resume play of paused audio "Resume"
Skip current track "Skip"
Display and read current track information "Track info"
List all your saved stations "List my stations"
'Thumbs Up' current track "Thumbs up"
'Thumbs Down' current track "Thumbs down"
Bookmark current track
Create new station from current track
"Create station from track"
Create new station from current artist
"Create station from artist"
Play a particular saved station
"Play Station <station name>"
Receive help with all available commands
Exit application


You can use manual controls to listen to Pandora, 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 the "Mobile Applications.")

3. Select "Pandora" and press OK.

To start using Pandora, press a radio or steering wheel control to perform any of the following actions:


Manual Control

Pause audio Press Play/Pause (>/||) or OK
Resume play of paused audio Press Play/Pause (>/||) or OK
Skip current track Press Seek Forward (>>|)
'Thumbs Up' current track Press and hold Seek Forward (>>|)
'Thumbs Down' current track Press and hold Seek Backward (|<<)

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