Audi is bringing native Apple Music integration to a range of its 2022 vehicles via a software update.
The feature will make its way to nearly all 2022 Audi models sold in Europe, North America and Japan.
Access Apple Music directly on your Audi’s infotainment system
Native Apple Music integration will allow Audi owners to access their music libraries directly from their vehicles’ Multi-Media Interface screens. They will not have to connect their phone using Bluetooth, USB or Apple CarPlay for this.
“Integrating Apple Music into the Audio infotainment system marks the next step in the collaboration between Audi and Apple,” said Christiane Zorn, Audi’s head of product marketing, in a press release Thursday. “For our customers, it means that we are offering them direct access to their own personalized listening experience. This is our understanding of a premium digital in-car experience. At Audi we are systematically driving the digitalization of the vehicle and we are convinced that the interior is increasingly developing into a third living space.”
Apple Music will arrive on Audis via software update
Audi will roll out an OTA update for almost all its 2022 cars sold in Europe, North America and Japan to add the Apple Music app to its infotainment system. The integration will come as standard on future Audi vehicles.
In Europe, the first 3GB of data used for streaming will be free for Audi owners. They will need to buy a data package from Cubic-Telekom to continue after that.
Once the update lands, users simply need to open the Apple Music app in their car’s infotainment system and follow the on-screen instructions to log in with their Apple ID and directly access their music library.
This is not the first time an automaker has added native Apple Music integration to their cars. Porsche bundles three years of Apple Music subscription and curated playlists with the Taycan, its electric sports car.