Apple Music Integration Coming to 'Nearly All' 2022 Audi Models

Audi today announced that Apple Music will be available directly in the infotainment systems of a large number of its vehicles via a software update.

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‌Apple Music‌ integration will give Audi owners the ability to access their personal ‌Apple Music‌ library directly in their vehicle's Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen, leveraging the in-car data connection, with no need for Bluetooth, a wired connection, or Apple CarPlay.

To activate ‌Apple Music‌, users have to open the ‌Apple Music‌ app on the Audi infotainment system, follow the on-screen instructions to log in with their Apple ID, and enter a verification code sent to their phone. Christiane Zorn, Head of Product Marketing at Audi, said:

Integrating Apple Music into the Audio infotainment system marks the next step in the collaboration between Audi and Apple. 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.

Available in Europe, North America, and Japan, ‌Apple Music‌ integration will be rolled out to "nearly all" existing 2022 model year Audi vehicles via an automatic over-the-air update, and will come in many new Audis as standard. Cellular data streaming costs are billed via a data package available from Cubic-Telekom in Europe and the first three gigabytes are free of charge.

Audi is not the first automaker to integrate ‌Apple Music‌ directly into its infotainment system, with Porsche first announcing the feature in 2019 before expanding to other services like Apple Podcasts. Similarly, Mercedes began to roll out Apple Music integration from summer last year.

Top Rated Comments

born4sky Avatar
7 months ago
Why? If you have a CarPlay? Integrate CarPlay so you can use it on dashboard and heads-up display instead.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CapitalIdea Avatar
7 months ago

Read the first sentence - It will work without your phone needing to be in the car! Not everything is attached to theirs 24/7.


Apple Music integration will give Audi owners the ability to access their personal Apple Music library directly in their vehicle's Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen, leveraging the in-car data connection, with no need for Bluetooth, a wired connection, or Apple CarPlay.
To be fair, how often do average people leave their home and go on a drive, really, anywhere without their phone?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Mercurian Avatar
7 months ago
I mean make it work properly on my phone before you make it work in my car please Apple
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlson-online Avatar
7 months ago

Why? If you have a CarPlay? Integrate CarPlay so you can use it on dashboard and heads-up display instead.
Read the first sentence - It will work without your phone needing to be in the car! Not everything is attached to theirs 24/7.


Apple Music integration will give Audi owners the ability to access their personal Apple Music library directly in their vehicle's Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen, leveraging the in-car data connection, with no need for Bluetooth, a wired connection, or Apple CarPlay.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
7 months ago
Yay! I just bought an Audi. This is a great addition. However CarPlay itself works very well.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wanha Avatar
7 months ago
It's almost criminal that this article doesn't mention that Apple CarPlay comes with EVERY 2022 Audi model.

Folks, this is not about replacing CarPlay, but giving the option to those users who prefer to use Audi's own UX to still access their music.

Also this way, even if you are not in the car, people in the car get to enjoy tunes from Apple Music.

Translation: this is a good thing. No one is taking anything away from anyone. Relax.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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