In February Amazon’s Cloud Player was linked with Ford Sync AppLink-enabled vehicles … at least for Android users. Now the service has been updated to allow users with iOS devices to sync their Amazon library with their 2013 Fords.
The current list of vehicles featuring Ford’s Sync AppLink is limited, but includes the 2013 models of the Mustang, Focus, Fiesta, E=Series, C-Max Hybrid, Fusion, Expedition, Super Duty, and the F-150. Sync AppLink allows users to control entertainment apps on their phone via voice commands and manual controls built into the steering wheel. [Note: the trim levels featuring Ford’s MyFord Touch touchscreen console cannot, as of the current software release, use AppLink. -MTR]
Amazon’s Cloud Player allows every customer to stream any album they’ve purchased at any point in time from Amazon. It’s a great service you might not know you have access to. Recently I logged into my account to find my list had been updated with albums I’d purchased eight years ago. I’ve long since lost the original copies, so it was a delightful surprise.
Sync AppLink also works with other iOS applications such as Pandora, Spotify, NPR, Stitcher and more. You can see the full list on Ford’s site. Note that some other AppLink supported apps, like Telenav Scout, currently only work with Android and not iOS.
Amazon’s music service added to Ford AppLink for iOS users originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 08 May 2013 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.