Subaru vehicles are known for their rugged versatility, awesome handling and industry-leading safety. We spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of features like all-wheel drive, Eyesight and PZEV technology, but those aren’t the only factors that contribute to the awesome experience of driving a Subaru. With the 2015 models arriving at Subaru of Niagara, we thought it’d be a good time to tell you about another feature that’s making Subarus an even better choice – the STARLINK Infotainment system.
When we told you about the 2015 Outback and Legacy, we mentioned the upgraded in-dash screen and standard rear-view backup camera. What we didn’t tell you about was the vehicles’ compatibility with your Apple or Android smartphone. Enter STARLINK.
You can easily connect your Apple or Android smartphone to the vehicle’s head unit via the standard Bluetooth connectivity or USB port. When using the Bluetooth feature, you have the option of connecting manually through the vehicle’s touchscreen or with the voice command feature. Once your device is set-up and paired with your car, you can have text messages read aloud to you through the audio system and have the ability to respond by voice using 15 preloaded messages (on select trim levels only). The system also has the ability to store up to six different phones, meaning anyone driving the car regularly has the option of connecting their phone without removing yours from the memory.
GET MUSIC, NEWS AND WEATHER SENT TO YOUR VEHICLE
With the new Legacy and Outback, Subaru has also introduced the STARLINK app, available from the Google Play and iTunes app stores. The app, when downloaded and connected, pushes content from your phone to your car’s infotainment system. You can access calendar, news and weather information through the touchscreen and also utilize the included iHeartRadio feature, an all-in-one digital music service featuring millions of songs and thousands of radio stations. Additional apps and services that work with STARLINK will be made available in the future and won’t require any upgrades to the vehicle’s software!
The STARLINK technology is currently available on the 2015 Outback and Legacy models and will be offered on more models soon. We’ll keep you updated as more features become available!