Ford SYNC AppLink Adds More Entertainment
NOV
29

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.

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30 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
K D Please add Applink support to the 2012 Ford Focus.
1 year(s) ago via
Michael why doesnt my 2013 ford fusion titanium with My Touch, have APPLINK? All the less expensive Fusions have????
1 year(s) ago via
Edward I have a '12 Edge and spent the last 12 months making multiple trips 20 mles each way to the dealer to "fix" SYNC because it wouldn't work like it does on the commercials. Now I learn that it's not broken, My Ford Touch just doesn't handle the voice control of Apps. Thanks, Ford! I wish the dealer had told me this 12 months ago, I'd have stayed with the Subaru Outback my wife wanted.
1 year(s) ago via
Don B Is My Touch ever going to get APP LINK?
1 year(s) ago via
eric I bought a 2013 Ford Edge with the idea that the AppLink which was advertised to me was working! WHEN WILL THIS BE UP?! NO MORE EXCUSES FORD!!!
2 year(s) ago via
Roger H We're now about 5 months out from the original article posting date and MyFord Touch still doesn't have AppLink. What is going on? Ford owners deserve a firm ETA for this!
2 year(s) ago via
Anthony How's this for a kicker. I traded in my 2011 Fiesta (WITH PANDORA et al) for a 2012 Focus SEL with MyTouch Nav and boy do I miss my Pandora control and the addition of app link!
2 year(s) ago via
Dorothy G I just don't understand why the cheaper 2012 Ford Fiesta has the applink while my $26,000 2012 Focus SEL 5dr doesn't....
2 year(s) ago via
J Tim Lehnherr ok i am still on my 27 new ford(2009 F-150) this one has Sync. Are you going to upgrade my SYNC or is my 28th new truck not going to be a FORD.
2 year(s) ago via
Giraa Lee Good Info
2 year(s) ago via
Chris Beiting Hey Jaclyn, is it at least in the plans to have to 2012 Focus with the Gen1 sync to get AppLink sometime next year? I'd really be bummed out if my car doesn't get it.
2 year(s) ago via
Roger Hillson Like many others, getting the AppLink funtionality was key to our purchases of SYNC with MyFord Touch vehicles. We understand that stability is important, but the AppLink features are as well! Any ETA would be appreciated. MFT is supposed to be the top of the line SYNC systems and right now it's nowhere getting near top of the line treatment from Ford. Thanks, -Proud 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Owner
2 year(s) ago via
Jaclyn At Ford Hey everyone! Thank you for your interest and feedback regarding AppLink. Our engineering team is working hard to expand this feature to more vehicle lines. However, I don't have an ETA for availability at this time. Stay tuned to our Owner to Owner forum for upcoming announcements: http://boards.synccommunity.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?webtag=fordsyncmb&listMode=0 @J Kelly - What's going on with your system? I'd be happy to look into it for you. PM me your VIN and some details. @Kyle - AppLink is currently not available on any MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles. If anyone has questions, let me know. Jaclyn, In-Vehicle Technology Team
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Beiting Ford has been totally quiet on updating SYNC on existing cars. Try having a 2012 Focus and your brother has AppLink on a car that's OLDER. Get on the stick Ford. Update AppLink for all Gen1 SYNC devices. Jeez.
2 year(s) ago via
Kenneth Drinkall What vehicles will this added to? I have the 2011 Ford Explorer Limited?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dawn Crume I drive a Ford F 250 Super Duty ,we got to an accident the day before Thanksgiving,we hit black ice went over two lanes of traffic and slammed into a snow bank at 50 miles an hour,tramitized I got out of the truck thinking it was totaled and was shocked there was not one scratch one dent and no damage to the frame talk about "Ford Tuff", thats what I am talking about!
2 year(s) ago via
Daphne Durand No way John....I just ordered a 2012 King Ranch with the ecoboost...go to Ford.com and check out the video's of the ecooboost in a 150......the torque and horsepower alone will help you to decide...not to mention the mileage....do some more homework and get the right truck....just sayin
2 year(s) ago via
i'm sorry to hear you want to go down to chevy, i will miss your comments
2 year(s) ago via
Tim Foster When is applink going to be available for other vehicles? Come on guys!! That's one reason I purchased a Ford. I was a import guy. I can go back. Get with it ford. Release applink in an update for current sync owners. You will still make your money in new vehicle sales. Keep your current owners happy and updated too.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bob Long SYNC is soo over hyped. Can't I just please turn the volume up and down and have presets for the TWO stations in town I ever listen to?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
i have been a FORD lover all my adult life, tyvm FORDS are for ever
2 year(s) ago via
i can see your problem kelly, but you got to remember that SYNC is operated out of a sattlelite, so there for you will have atmospheric interfirence,from time to time, i know i do,i got a 1998 f150 4x, a 2010 rscape xlt,a 2011 ranger sport , and a 2002 mustang, and i love them all
2 year(s) ago via
Lisa Burke Cronin John as far as going to a chevy. You get what you pay for. Just sayin. Ford has a far superior product. My husband has a new f150 with the ecoboost engine. He raves about it all the time.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Lisa Burke Cronin I have a 2012 Focus Titanium and my SYNC works great! Love it!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kent Smith My '10 Fusion sel is in for service and the only rental you can give me is a Hyundai accent with no options? I didn't even know they still made cars without power windows/doors! Big FAIL Ford!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John LaPage ive had 8 ford f150 or 250 overthe yrs. thinking aboutgoing to chevy better deal
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Beiting This is crap. I have a 2012 Focus and AppLink is nowhere to be seen.
2 year(s) ago via
Darrell Olson Love mine and it all works great on my new F-150.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kyle Hower Why is AppLink limited only to certain MyFord Touch models?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nick Fersch Is AppLink going to be added for my 2011 Edge?? I sure hope so. :-/
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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