You know the saying, home is where the heart is? Well, home – and work and all-around life – is where the Ford is. That’s because the conveniences and entertainment aspects of our lives are rapidly integrating into our vehicles. And the Ford SYNC® AppLink™ makes it easy for that to happen, giving SYNC users hands-free voice control of smartphone apps for accessing music and info while on the go, without having to take your hands off the steering wheel or eyeballs off the road.
The newest app to join the lineup is Slacker Radio, which offers a massive music library and content through its free and subscription radio services. You can create custom stations based on fave artists and songs (there are more than 150 music stations) or focus on personalized comedy or talk content, such as ABC News and ESPN.
You can use the voice or the audio system controls to select Slacker stations to play, skip songs, set favorites or even ban a song or artist you don’t want to hear again. When driving into areas with limited or even no data connectivity, you can still listen to your favorite music by storing content directly to your phone for uninterrupted listening.
In order to use Slacker with AppLink, you’ll need to update the Slacker Radio app on your smartphone to the latest version. Slacker with AppLink is now available on Android and BlackBerry with iOS pending approval. Download the SYNC-enabled version of Slacker today by visiting www.slacker.com from a supported device or by searching the application store for Slacker Radio.
SYNC AppLink is available on the 2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Fiesta, Mustang, F-150, F-150 SVT Raptor, Super Duty, Expedition, E-Series and Shelby GT500. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ, MKZ Hybrid and Navigator feature SYNC AppLink as standard equipment.