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Ford Integrates Slacker Radio App with Sync AppLink

Nov 29 2011, 4:31pm CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Ford Integrates Slacker Radio App with Sync AppLink
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I really like the hands free tech that Ford is putting into its cars and trucks today. The tech is really cool because it allows you to use different functions of the car with your voice rather than having to fiddle with controls. Ford also has its AppLink that allows certain apps on your smartphones to be controlled using the Sync system in the car.

The latest app to get support is the Slacker Radio app. The latest version of the app on Blackberry, Android, and iOS devices are now all AppLink capable so you can control your music with your voice. Blackberry users need version 4.1.22 or higher, Android users need 3.2.86 or higher, and the iOS app is pending approval but will be version 3.6 or higher.

Once installed you can navigate all the Slacker music and content offerings on the app running on your smartphone suing your voice. The idea is that you can get more entertainment options without having to take your eyes off the road and fiddle with your smartphone.

"Customers now have so many options for accessing music and information. Ford SYNC AppLink allows us to not only keep pace with what they are listening to, but how they are listening to it," said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford Connected Services. "With its huge music library, Slacker Radio dramatically increases the content options for Ford drivers."

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