Ford Rolls Out New Aha Radio, Glympse, Kaliki Integration For Sync AppLink

It wouldn’t be a Consumer Electronics Show without an announcement pertaining to Ford’s in-car infotainment systems. Sure enough, the automaker announced this morning that five new applications will now be supported by Sync’s AppLink functionality.

Aha Radio: If you’re a regular listener to any one of the 30,000 stations available via Harmon’s Aha radio service, you can now listen to them in your Ford, and control the application by way of Sync’s voice-activated commands. Preset Aha stations can also be navigated by way of the hard buttons on the radio head unit and steering wheel.

Rhapsody: Likewise, if you regularly listen to Rhapsody’s audio streaming services and own a Ford with Sync AppLink, you’ll appreciate how Sync now provides in-car integration with the Rhapsody app. Rhapsody says this is the first instance where its services have been “fully integrated” into an automobile.ford ecoboost racer 300x187 image

BeCouply: On a date, but just can’t think of any fun, creative ideas for what to do on your date? Apparently, Sync – when partnered with the BeCouply app – can help provide ideas for places to go, things to see, foods to eat, and so on.

Glympse: Want to humblebrag/ broadcast where BeCouply told you to go on a date, or let your destination be known to your friends, family, or the entire Interwebs? This new Sync tie-in allows you do just that while behind the wheel of your Sync-equipped Ford.

Kaliki: It may sound like a character from The Jungle Book, but Kaliki bills itself as an “audio newsstand,” providing spoken-word content from a number of news and editorial outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, and Mens Fitness, among others. Ford is the first automaker to provide in-car support for the application, and additional local newspapers are expected to partner with Kaliki in the near future.

Source: Ford

By Evan McCausland

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