Mercedes-Benz Adds Apple Music Support To MBUX Infotainment System
It is official; Mercedez-Benz has now added support for Apple Music to its MBUX-infotainment center, giving users access to over 75 million tracks and much more.
The rollout will begin with the latest C-Class, S-Class, and EQS-Models for now, but for earlier models that pack the latest MBUX infotainment system, Mercedes-Benz will be rolling out an OTA update by the end of this year.
To enjoy this Apple Music integration, users will simply need to link their Apple Music account to their Mercedes me account and take it from there.
Customers activate the “Online Music” service in their personal Mercedes me account by linking their respective music streaming service from Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and/or TIDAL. Customers can purchase in-car streaming data from a mobile network provider (MNO) via the Mercedes me portal, or activate it for the S-Class, C-Class and EQS via their smartphone data plan.
Apple Music is the latest addition to the music streaming services that can currently be integrated into the MBUX system, with Spotify, Amazon Music, and Tidal already being there. However, the addition of Apple’s music streaming service is a huge deal given the number of subscribers it carries, as well as the extensive music library users have access to.
As for the ease of use, “Drivers can also say “Hey Mercedes” using the MBUX voice assistant from the steering wheel control or directly on the display to request songs, albums, playlists, or radio stations.”. Not bad with Apple Music now part of infotainment’s library.