MirrorLink allows you to transfer whatever’s displayed on your smartphone to your car’s built-in infotainment system display. Once connected via USB cable or Bluetooth you can control a variety of apps using either a touchscreen, steering wheel-mounted controls or by voice activation.
What is MirrorLink?
MirrorLink is a system that lets you connect your smartphone to your car’s infotainment system using either a USB cable or Bluetooth. Once you’ve connected your phone you’ll be able to access a selection of apps and features in a similar manner to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems.
What can MirrorLink do?
Many of the most popular smartphone apps, including Facebook, Twitter and Spotify, are fully compatible with MirrorLink while SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen have integrated extra features that’ll read messages and notifications aloud.
Also available is a MirrorLink-compatible app that’ll record various vehicle data and offer feedback on your driving style, mpg figures and other nerdy stats – perfect for whiling away long hours stuck in rush-hour traffic jams.
Which cars are compatible?
In addition to the Volkswagen Group cars mentioned above, other brands using MirrorLink include Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Honda, Smart and Toyota. The Mercedes A-Class is also available with MirrorLink.
Which mobile devices are compatible?
MirrorLink software works with most Android-enabled smartphones but not with any Apple devices. If you’re looking for similar features using your iPhone, you’ll need a car fitted with Apple CarPlay integration.
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