Ford to bring Spotify music streaming to Sync-equipped cars

Ford Motors is at it again. The american car manufacturer is partnering up with Spotify to offer drivers a top-notch music streaming experience. This after the company announced that the Amazon Cloud player app for Android would get Ford SYNC support as well. Ford’s plan is to have Spotify’s music streaming service be a part of its Sync AppLink system in the EcoSport compact SUV when it’s made available in Europe later this year.

People who live in North America already driving Sync AppLink-equipped cars, won’t be left out, as this new integration is expected to roll out within the next few weeks. Spotify’s app will support voice commands like repeat, play music, shuffle, and choose playlist.

In January, Ford announced that it was opening its Developer Program for its AppLink service. The program is open to the public for anyone who wants to develop iOS or Android apps for the system, however, gaining access must be cleared first by Ford. Since loosening up its program, Ford has been on a roll as the motor company started to announce a bunch of integrated services that run on its AppLink in-car infotainment system.

Of course, this is only the beginning as we’re sure to see many more major services become available by way of AppLink apps. Ford officially opening the floodgates for developers last month will speed up new apps coming to its SYNC cars. It’s smart. With Spotify on board, all we need now is something for us Rdio users.

[via The Verge]


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