Audi has announced that it will integrate the Apple Music service directly into select models.
Luxury automaker Audi has announced that it is integrating Apple Music, premium music streaming subscription service, directly into select models. The company said adding Apple Music to the infotainment system gives users the ability to access their subscription directly and intuitively from the multimedia interface (MMI) screen using in-car Internet data. “This seamless integration allows Apple Music subscribers to find their favorite music and discover even more new music,” the company said in a blog post.
“The new Apple Music integration allows customers to access their personal Apple Music account directly from within the Audi infotainment system, without the need for Bluetooth or USB,” it added.
After linking an active subscription to the vehicle, Apple Music subscribers can access the full Apple Music catalog of 90 million songs and tens of thousands of playlists, including hundreds of new mood and activity playlists, custom mixes, and genre stations.
“The integration of Apple Music into the audio infotainment system marks the next step in the collaboration between Audi and Apple,” said Christiane Zorn, Audi product marketing manager.
Apple Music integration will be included in nearly all Audi vehicles in Europe, North America, and Japan beginning with the 2022 model year.
The integration will conveniently extend to vehicles already on the road through an automatic wireless update.
To activate Apple Music, customers simply need to open the app in their Audi’s infotainment system and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with the Apple ID they use for Apple Music. To complete the setup process, they simply enter a verification code that is sent to their phone.