If you live in the Costa Mesa area, drop by Method Sound to experience how Apple CarPlay can make your time behind the wheel more productive and entertaining. Designed specifically for use in cars and trucks, this intuitive smartphone interface solution works with Apple’s Siri voice assistant to translate your verbal requests into the functions people use all the time. Let’s look at a few of the most common features of CarPlay.
Text Messages and Phone Calls
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to send a text message while you’re driving? With CarPlay, it’s as easy as talking. Just activate the voice recognition system and say, “Send Dave a text message.” The system will listen to the message and convert it to text. It will even read it back to you to make sure it understood you correctly.
You can make phone calls just as easily. Ask CarPlay to call anyone in your iPhone contacts, or let it search the internet for the phone number of a business. Even if you don’t know the address, CarPlay can help you find the right location and make the call.
Non-Stop Entertainment Options
You can, of course, ask CarPlay to play any of the music you have stored on your iPhone. You can pick a specific song or choose by artist or album. If you’ve subscribed to Apple Music, the system will stream the music you want, just by asking. CarPlay works with Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Radio Disney and Tidal. If you prefer talk radio or podcasts, options including Audible, Audiobooks, CBS Radio and Overcast will keep you informed and entertained.
CarPlay provides access to Apple Maps to help you get where you want to go quickly, safely and efficiently. Simply ask for directions to a destination and the system will plot a route for you. Real-time access to traffic flow information helps makes the drive safe and efficient. You can also use Google Maps or Waze for navigation directions. Waze is one of the most popular apps, thanks to its crowd-sourced incident information.
Upgrade Your Car or Truck with CarPlay
If you’re interested in adding CarPlay to your car or truck, drop by Method Sound in Costa Mesa and check out the latest multimedia receivers we have on display. Be sure to bring your iPhone so we can show you just how easy this voice recognition system is to use. For more information, give us a call or send our team an e-mail using our online contact form.