EXCLUSIVE: Audi’s Internet Radio app integration using WiFi ~ more details

Audi in Europe has launched the ‘Audi Music Stream’ app for the iPhone (iOS 5.0 device). The app provides users access to Internet Radio stations and is compatible with Audi’s high-end MMI Navigation Plus infotainment system.

Working:

When the app is launched, the iOS device connects to the infotainment system via WiFi.

Before being able to access internet radio stations from the head unit, users need to pick their favorite stations on the phone app and then, by pushing a button on the app, send the station list to the MMI system. These stations will then be made available on the head unit and users can navigate and play them via the MMI media menu (without needing to access the mobile device).

The solution also allows the user to access the phone’s local media library wirelessly using the MMI system.

In-car system requirements:

MMI Navigation Plus infotainment system including mobile telephone preparation high with online services.

A data enabled SIM card connected to the mobile telephone preparation high or – alternatively – a second phone using SAP (SIM access profile).

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