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 Car-Net App Connect services can be used in conjunction with the following infotainment systems:
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. 1
|1.||Only available in conjunction with the “Composition Media” radio system or the “Discover Media” and “Discover Pro” navigation systems. Car-Net App Connect includes the MirrorLink™, CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technologies. The availability of these technologies may vary from country to country. Please note that “Car-Net 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 Car-Net App Connect. For current information on the compatibility of new mobile phones and ones that are already on the market, please visit www.volkswagen.com/car-net.|