Every new smartphone has the ability to use a variety of apps. Need to find restaurant? There’s an app for that! How about music? There’s an app for that too! So what if your car had the ability to do that too? Read More
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Ford has recently announced the third saga to its incredibly popular and easy to use hands-free Sync system known as Ford Sync 3. This system builds upon the features of the old Sync system, but with a new communications and entertainment system that is faster, easier to use, and more intuitive for driver input for better performance. How so you ask? Let’s explain! Read More
Earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford announced that the popular music app Spotify will be the next addition to their Sync AppLink feature. Sync AppLink allows Ford owners to access popular mobile apps using hands-free voice-recognition, creating a safe and convenient experience. Spotify will be making its AppLink debut within the next couple of weeks and boasts all the features of the mobile app. Using only their voice, Ford owners will be able to control all the obvious music commands such as playing and pausing music, turning the “shuffle” feature on and off, or choosing between different playlists. Other, more interesting features include the Sync’s ability to determine similar music you might like depending on what you’re listening to. Spotify’s social media features from the mobile app will also be integrated into the AppLink app as well. Friends can send songs, playlists, albums, and artists to the driver’s inbox, and Ford Sync AppLink will alert the driver, and ask if they would like to play the included songs. This is the first time Spotify has worked directly with an automotive manufacturer.