App Connect – three innovative technologies that allow you to bring smartphone apps onto your infotainment system’s touchscreen: the established MirrorLink™ apps, the new CarPlay™ function from Apple, and the Android Auto™ function from Google. As such, Volkswagen is the first manufacturer to offer a choice of three interfaces to connect up smartphones.
The App Connect services can be used in conjunction with the following infotainment systems:
- Composition Media
- Discover Navigation
- Discover Navigation Pro
With CarPlay™ from Apple, you can manage selected apps from your iPhone while on the move. The apps can be operated with all the ease that you’ll have come to expect from an iPhone. Maps, phone, news, music – everything just at the touch of a button. And if you choose, you can even operate the system by voice control. As well as the apps from Apple™, CarPlay™ supports other apps such as Spotify, Stitcher, & Skype
Android Auto™ from Google enables you to operate suitable apps safely from your smartphone using the Android operating system while driving. With Google Voice, you operate everything by voice input, and you can listen to songs using Google Play Music, Pandora or Spotify, for example. Many other apps are also already supported. As well as the apps from Google™, Android Auto™ supports other apps such as Joyride, Podcast Player, Spotify, Stitcher, Umano, & Pocket Cast
Smartphones are handy, always within reach and have a suitable app for every situation. MirrorLink™ means you no longer have to be without this practical assistance even when you're behind the wheel. Simply connect your smartphone to your car and use your Mirror Link™ app conveniently on your infotainment system screen.
Music unites. So does ‘Shared Audio’. That's because this app lets everyone contribute their favourite songs to a joint playlist via streaming and play them in the car.
The ‘Sound Journey’ feature turns every trip into a song, which is generated based on the driving data and a musical genre. It can also be recorded if desired.
Think Blue. Trainer
The ‘Think Blue. Trainer’ app analyses your driving style and gives you training exercises so that you can drive even more efficiently in future.
Call & Remind
Whether you need to call a business partner, plan a customer visit or simply remind yourself to do something, with Volkswagen Call & Remind you can make a note of all these little tasks and gradually work through them as soon as the traffic situation allows.
Drive & Track
Be even more vigilant on the road: Drive & Track records your journeys and voice notes so that it can provide helpful information about the route with every new journey.
Every journey is even more fun with the ‘My Guide’ app. Taking into consideration the weather, time of day and vehicle location, it suggests exciting destinations in your area.
MirrorLink™ apps from cooperation partners
For information, entertainment or service: the range of MirrorLink™ Apps is continually growing. Discover popular apps from other suppliers.
With Glympse you can share your location with your friends and family. Completely straightforward and with real time location information.
Discover your favourite music while driving. Enjoy a whole new musical experience with AUPEO! Personal Radio.
The miRoamer app offers access to the world’s largest and most diverse selection of Internet radio content. Browse effortlessly through tens of thousands of global radio channels.
Parkopedia is the world’s largest parking information provider. Real-time information such as availability, opening hours and prices let you find a space that fits your needs.
Only available in conjunction with the “Composition Media” radio system or the “Discover Media” and “Discover Pro” navigation systems. App Connect includes the MirrorLink™, CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technologies. The availability of these technologies may vary from country to country. Please note that “App Connect” is only supported by a handful of mobile phones currently on the market. Volkswagen works together closely with major smartphone manufacturers to promote widespread support for App Connect. For current information on the compatibility of new mobile phones and ones that are already on the market, please visit portal.volkswagen-we.com
Please refer to your Volkswagen Owner's manual for official guidance on use and operation of all our technology.