What is Volkswagen’s App Connect?

App Connect from Volkswagen enables you to connect your compatible smartphone with your Volkswagen vehicle’s infotainment system.

As long as you have Composition Media, Discover Navigation or Discover Navigation Pro installed in your vehicle, App Connect will work, providing you with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enable connected users to access a wide range of infotainment features while travelling. These include navigation functionality, news, weather and traffic updates, a wide range of radio stations and podcasts, as well as voice control.

MirrorLink allows you to enjoy the benefits of smartphone connectivity while driving safely. It delivers the contents of your phone’s display to your car’s infotainment screen. With MirrorLink, you can create and stream your very own music playlist (collaborating with your fellow passengers, if you like) or make recordings of your journeys. You can even use it to remind you to make an important call – hands-free, of course – and much more.

A wide range of first and third-party apps are available for MirrorLink that allow you to get the most out of it. For example, Parkopedia is the planet’s most comprehensive parking information resource. It can provide you with up-to-the-minute news on parking availability, opening times and prices.

With miRoamer, you can discover the world’s biggest and most varied choice of internet radio content. There are thousands upon thousands of radio stations from all over the world to enjoy, each of which can be browsed quickly and easily.

For the technology to work, you will need Car-Net App Connect (standard with models that feature Discover Navigation Pro), a compatible mobile device and the relevant apps downloaded to your phone.

If you have any questions at all about App Connect please contact Surrey’s premier Volkswagen dealer, Drift Bridge Epsom. You can do so via our website (by completing our online contact form), by phone or in person, any day of the week.