CarPlay Overview Updated December 4, 2019

CarPlay

A smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car

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June 2013 - December 2019


CarPlay is an iOS feature that makes using your iPhone simpler and easier while in the car.

Here’s how Apple describes CarPlay:

Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.

Porsche CarPlay

Other CarPlay resources:

How to find cars with CarPlay:

Sony Electronics - XAV-AX100

Best aftermarket CarPlay options:

CarPlay Stories December 4

BMW began offering Apple’s CarPlay service on its cars in 2016. The German car maker decided to charge $300 to include the feature, which then turned into a $80-a-year subscription. After complaints from consumers, the company seems to have rethought its strategy on the availability of CarPlay, which now should no longer have any extra cost to users.

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CarPlay Stories October 30

Ford has announced its latest in-car multimedia system today, SYNC 4. The new system will bring wireless CarPlay support to some of the company’s 2020 vehicles with screen sizes ranging from 8- to 15.5-inches.

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CarPlay Stories October 7

Spotify has today released its iOS 13 update, which allows users to ask Siri to play albums and playlists using their voice. This brings Spotify up to par with other music apps; SiriKit integration for audio apps was exclusive to Apple Music until iOS 13.

To use Spotify with Siri, install the update and then ask to play an album or song ‘with Spotify’. The update also allows hands-free control through CarPlay. Spotify is also launching a tvOS app for Apple TV today.

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CarPlay Stories September 18

Pandora Music now works with Dark Mode, Siri on iPhone, HomePod, and CarPlay

Apple showed up new features coming to CarPlay back at WWDC in June including the ability to control Pandora and Waze with Siri. We’re still awaiting the big iOS 13 update from Waze, but Pandora has just released the new version of its music player for iPhone.

CarPlay Stories July 23

TD Ameritrade launches new CarPlay app ‘TDAN Radio’ with live streaming and on-demand news

TD Ameritrade has expanded its digital efforts today to included CarPlay. The financial broker has launched a new TDAN Radio app for CarPlay, allowing users to stream real-time market news in their car. The app is also available for iPhone.

CarPlay Stories July 15

Libby, a popular ebook and audiobook iOS app that works with 90% of public libraries in North America has been updated today with support for CarPlay.

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