If you are a Ford driver and a music lover, there is some good news in store for you. You may be aware that you can use already use your smartphone and Sync to stream music from Pandora. However, Spotify, another on-demand music streaming company, has now partnered with Ford. Spotify allows you download and listen to your favorite music form anywhere; your computer, mobile, tablet, home entertainment center and now the inside of your Ford.
The Ford Sync Services is a voice recognized system that lets you make phone calls, find and play your favorite music, get directions, get a vehicle health report and more, all hands-free. Ford and Spotify have recently partnered to offer customers hands-free access to Spotify’s catalog of more than 20 million songs. This service will be available in all the Ford vehicles already decked with the Sync AppLink system. There are nearly 1 million vehicles already equipped with this system.
Once you have downloaded the app onto your smartphone you will be able to use voice commands to play a song, star or unstar a track, select a playlist, add a track to a playlist, find similar music to the songs you like, and turn the shuffle and repeat options on and off. Ford drivers will also have the ability to play a track, pause a track, skip a track and program an artist, album or playlist, all from the car’s controls.
Currently, in order to use this app you an iPhone is required. There are currently no set dates when the system will be available for Android smartphones and as of right now it is only available to Spotify Premium account holders. This requires a $9.99 per month paid subscription. As of right now, Ford is the first automaker that Spotify has joined forces with, so Ford owners have a one up on the rest of the nation.
For more information about this new joint venture between Spotify and Ford, visit cars.com. And to check out the Ford Sync Services system for yourself, visit your local new and used Virginia Ford dealer, Richmond Ford.