App Connect. This is how you bring your apps into the car.

App Connect. This is how you bring your apps into the car.

Would you like to use your smartphone apps securely and conveniently in your vehicle? App-Connect1 allows you to conveniently use selected apps and content right in your Volkswagen.

This is an offer by Volkswagen AG, Germany.

How it works

Your smartphone apps are transmitted to the display of the infotainment system and can therefore be comfortably and clearly controlled within your line of vision. That makes it incredibly easy to access music, news, maps or audiobooks, for example. Volkswagen offers two interfaces for connecting smartphones, with numerous options: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto by Google. The wireless connection option for the “Discover Media”, “Discover Pro” and “Ready 2 Discover” navigation systems also makes their use particularly convenient. To avoid distraction, only certified apps can be started during the journey. 

Volkswagen AG allows you to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the country-specific availability of both technologies is the responsibility of Apple and Google.


Your App-Connect connection options

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay™

With CarPlay by Apple, you can control selected apps from your iPhone while driving. This can also be done wirelessly for VW Connect and We Connect-ready vehicles. Using these apps is as easy as it is from an iPhone. Phone, news, music – all at the touch of a button. You can even operate the system via voice command if you so desire. You can obtain further information directly from Apple.

Android Auto

Android Auto

With Android Auto by Google, you can safely operate applicable apps from your smartphone while driving. This can also be done wirelessly for VW Connect and We Connect-ready vehicles. And with Google Voice you can control everything by voice command. You can obtain further information directly from Google.

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Disclaimer by Volkswagen

Only available in conjunction with the radios “Composition”, “Composition Colour”, “Composition Media” and “Ready 2 Discover” or the navigation systems “Discover Media”, "Discover Pro" and "Discover Pro Max". In principle, App-Connect enables the use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies. Both technologies are the responsibility of Apple and Google, whereby Volkswagen AG has no influence on country-specific availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and therefore the availability of the relevant technology may vary according to country. The availability of Apple CarPlay can be found at and the availability of Android Auto can be found at The functions may be subject to changes to content or may be ceased during the contract period. To avoid distraction, only certified apps can be started during the journey. In this context, please also be aware that some apps are not offered for each of the two technologies. Information on the compatibility of smartphones can be found for Apple CarPlay at and for Android Auto at Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. 
When you buy a new vehicle, you have the opportunity to use digital services from VW Connect / VW Connect Plus or We Connect / We Connect Plus for the free initial contract period. To use the VW Connect / VW Connect Plus or We Connect / We Connect Plus services for the ID. family, you must have a Volkswagen ID user account and need to log in with your username and password. Once the Volkswagen ID user account has been successfully set up and linked to your vehicle, you can use the vehicle-, country-, software- and equipment-specific digital services for an initial contract period free of charge. For this purpose, a separate VW Connect / VW Connect Plus or We Connect / We Connect Plus contract must be concluded with Volkswagen AG online at or via the Volkswagen” app (available in the App Store and Google Play Store). The actual length of the free contract period depends on when you activate the digital services. From the ninetieth day after initial delivery at the latest, the free initial contract period will begin to reduce automatically. You can view the exact contract period for your specific vehicle on myVolkswagen Some We Connect / We Connect Plus or VW Connect / VW Connect Plus mobile online services can only be used via the Volkswagen” app. A smartphone with a suitable iOS or Android operating system and SIM card with data option with an existing mobile data contract or one to be agreed separately between you and your mobile data provider is required to use the free app. Additional fees (for example, roaming charges) may arise when exchanging data on the Internet, depending on your particular mobile phone rate and especially when using the service abroad.   The mobile online services are available for the agreed contract period and may be subject to substantive changes during the contract period. The services included in the We Connect and We Connect Plus or VW Connect and VW Connect Plus packages may vary by country. Availability also depends on vehicle model, equipment and software version installed. This also applies to third-party services. More information is available at and your Volkswagen dealership. Please also take note of the current Terms and Conditions for the digital services of the ID. family. 
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