Apple Music Coming to Mercedes-Benz MBUX Infotainment System

Mercedes-Benz has announced that Apple Music integration is coming to its MBUX infotainment system, starting with C-Class, S-Class, and EQS models.

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‌Apple Music‌ will integrate directly into Mercedes-Benz's MBUX infotainment system. Users simply need to link their online "Mercedes me" account to their vehicle, and then ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers will have access to its full library of more than 75 million songs, curated playlists, radio stations, and more.

Drivers can make requests using the "Hey Mercedes" voice command or tap on the display to play songs, albums, playlists, or radio stations.

‌Apple Music‌ integration will be available in MBUX to new C-Class and S-Class owners starting this month, and to EQS owners later this summer. Existing C-Class and S-Class owners with the latest generation of MBUX will also be able to get ‌Apple Music‌ integration via an over-the-air update later this year.

Mercedes-Benz follows other automakers such as Porsche in adding ‌Apple Music‌ integration, totally separate to Apple CarPlay, directly in vehicle infotainment systems. Other new Apple-integrated features, such as time-synced lyrics and Apple Podcasts, also began to emerge on vehicles late last year.

Top Rated Comments

TroyBoy30 Avatar
8 months ago
please please please stop just sticking tablets on the dash. at least make an effort to intergrade it somehow
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
8 months ago
The name "MBUX" is so awful. It sounds like an internal engineering project nickname that accidentally stuck around all the way through marketing as a placeholder and never got replaced like it was supposed to.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
8 months ago

Great. My brand-new maxed out CLA seems to already be obsolete… should‘ve waited for the new C-class.

This was my number one request for MBUX, pretty bummed out that they don‘t add this to the other MBUX vehicles. Should‘ve accepted that MBUX senior software engineer job offer from 2 years ago to get some insight in how f***ed up management decisions are made over there.
If this is how you react to something as trivial as the inclusion a music service, I think Mercedes dodged a bullet. :D
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
8 months ago

The name "MBUX" is so awful. It sounds like an internal engineering project nickname that accidentally stuck around all the way through marketing as a placeholder and never got replaced like it was supposed to.
I know nothing about Mercedes (other than my friends' is always in the shop for one thing or another), but the MBUX sounds like some gimmicky rewards program where the more you buy, the more "M-Bucks" you earn.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bug-Creator Avatar
8 months ago

bought top-of-the-line
CLA == top-of-the-line???

Must have missed a few models being canceled:)

You still have carplay, you still can access your phone within the normal entertainment SW so whats the issue?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
8 months ago

I think MB is doing this because they're hoping more in-car data plans will be activated.

Also, the Daimler press release says it's not exclusive to Apple; Amazon, Spotify, and Tidal functionality are also built-in. I guess this is for people who find CarPlay too difficult to master.
If people think CarPlay (or android auto even) is difficult, they probably shouldn’t have a license to operate a two ton death machine.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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