Audi has today announced it is integrating Apple Music streaming support directly into the infotainment system of select new models, allowing users to access their subscription from the Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen using in-car internet data.
“Integrating Apple Music into the Audio infotainment system marks the next step in the collaboration between Audi and Apple,” said Christiane Zorn, Head of Product Marketing at Audi.
The new Apple Music integration allows customers to access their personal Apple Music account directly from the Audi infotainment system, with no Bluetooth or USB required. After linking an active subscription to the vehicle, Apple Music subscribers can access Apple Music’s full catalog of 90 million songs.
“For our customers, it means that we are offering them direct access to their own personalized listening experience. This is our understanding of a premium digital in-car experience. At Audi we are systematically driving the digitalization of the vehicle and we are convinced that the interior is increasingly developing into a third living space”.
The Apple Music integration will be included in nearly all Audi vehicles in Europe, North America, and Japan starting with the 2022 model year. The integration will also be rolled out to vehicles already on the road via an automatic over-the-air update.