If you are an Apple CarPlay or android auto user. You have no shortage of music streaming services baked into your dashboard. But, if you are relying on your vehicle’s default control panel the choices start to dwindle. While the car manufacturers such as Ford have started offering Apple and Google Infotainment Systems. (that play nicer with smartphones) as an alternative to their own interfaces. Audi is going it alone with a small help of Amazon. Now, the German automotive manufacturers let you allow access to Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited in the Dashboard in 2017 and 2018 models.
Compatible vehicles include the Audi A3, A4, A4 Allroad, Audi Q7, R8, TT and 2018 models of the Audi Q5 and A5. Just synchronize the Audi MMI app with your car over WiFi and open your Amazon login, and you are good to go. Now, you will be able to navigate through the latest tunes, playlists, and your stored music purchases via the dashboard. No more Bluetooth or USB connections for you. Does the Audi-Amazon collab signal that Alexa voice controls are next? Well, if it is good enough for BMW.