Audi is going to integrate Apple Music into a large number of models, for a pleasant musical note during all your trips on the road.
Audi will integrate Apple Music, a premium subscription service for music streaming, directly into a wide range of models. By expanding the car’s infotainment system to include Apple Music, users will soon be able to use their account directly and intuitively from the Multi Media Interface (MMI) screen using the car’s internet connection. Apple Music integration allows users to access their personal Apple Music account directly from the Audi infotainment system. And that, without the need for bluetooth or USB. After pairing an active subscription with the car, Apple Music subscribers have access to the full range of Apple Music. Including 90 million songs and tens of thousands of playlists, all without ads.
Over-the-air updates also for existing cars
Apple Music integration will be included in almost all Audi models in Europe, North America and Japan. Via an automatic over-the-air update, the integration is easily available for existing models as well.
Apple Music turns an Audi into a concert hall on wheels
As a result of the integration of Apple Music, an Audi will now not only be suitable for streaming entertainment, but also, according to the manufacturer, “a concert hall on wheels, thanks to the advanced audio systems it provides. Audi creates a customized acoustic experience for each model, and digital signal processing ensures a balanced sound for all occupants. For example, the speakers’ signals can be controlled with an individual “time shift” to reach the listener simultaneously. Sound design goes even further to create the ultimate acoustic experience. Here, Audi’s sound developers adjust the frequency response to create the typical Audi sound. In this regard, the car manufacturer has been working with Bang & Olufsen for many years, which has resulted in the development of exceptional audio systems. One example is the B&O Premium Sound System with 3D sound in the Audi e-tron GT. Here, 16 speakers, including 3D sound speakers, a center speaker and a subwoofer deliver an impressive audio experience’.