Part of a series, we bring you a short tutorial video on how to use the infotainment system in Volkswagen’s new T-Cross
The new T-Cross has Volkswagen’s advanced technology, and it’s incredible. We are constantly connected to the world through our phones – from answering those marketing calls that we politely decline to organising our social life through voice notes and capturing slices of life for the ‘Gram, we’re available wherever we are.
Connecting your phone to the T-Cross is easy through Bluetooth or a USB cable. Bluetooth connection features are accessed through the infotainment screen. Go to the home screen, select ‘settings’ and find the Bluetooth menu. Select ‘add device’ to pair your phone with the T-Cross.
Once your Bluetooth is connected, you can access your Spotify playlists through the ‘media’ function. Simply select ‘media’ and the source as Bluetooth. Here you can open up Spotify and search for the WOW playlist, which has a selection of awesome driving music. Controlling the media from the multipurpose steering wheel allows you to keep your eyes on the road while finding a music selection. VW App-Connect lets your car connect through your mobile device.
App services include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can connect your phone or tablet to the Volkswagen infotainment system using a USB cable. Using either of these two apps transforms the central infotainment touchscreen into a pseudo smartphone, giving you access to your calls, music, WhatsApp audio messages and Google Maps to find destinations. Choosing the Beats audio package upgrades the sound system to a 300-watt, eight-channel amplifier and separate subwoofer in the boot, perfect for unwinding on the drive home, while listening to your music selection.
The T-Cross offers connectivity and charging for all occupants, no matter the mobile device. Four USB charging points (when fitted with Composition Media Radio), two in the front and two in the second row, and an optional induction charging tray ensure optimum connectivity. That’s five charging points for a vehicle that can seat five adults. Thank you, VW, for not making us play the ‘everyone gets 10 minutes to be in charge’ game!
The 12,3-inch active info display has advanced graphics to keep track of useful driving information, standard for the Comfortline and Highline trims. The infotainment system displays the rear camera on the screen when reversing or when in the Park Assist mode.
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