3/27/2015 Spring 2015 About the Author STARLINK YOUR SUBARU CONNECTED BY Scott Heidbrink 3/27/2015 Spring 2015 Consider this: The first car radio was installed in 1930; FM radio debuted in 1952; 8-track players (ask your parents) found their way into automobiles in 1965; cassettes came along in 1970; CDs were launched in 1985.While each format is different, what they all have in common is that each purported to offer drivers more choice, and a higher level of control over their audio experience. They were replaced by better technology. Finally, in 2001, the digital music player debuted, offering high sound quality and greater capacity. That year also marked the beginning of a long and mostly unhappy relationship between digital music devices and automobiles that was as awkward and forced as a shotgun wedding (but not quite as awkward as 8-track). Consumers have not been shy about asking exactly when someone was going to figure out this digital marriage of music, content, and connectivity. Well now, SUBARU STARLINK1 has cracked the code. It’s your Subaru – connected. With STARLINK, drivers now have an entertainment system that provides them with a new level of flexibility, control, and ease of use for an effortless user experience. The World at Your Fingertips YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD Available on 2015 Legacy, Outback, XV Crosstrek, and Impreza models, STARLINK puts news, dining, weather, music, podcasts, audiobooks, and other multimedia content right at your fingertips. It’s compatible with both iOS and Android™ devices via either the standard Bluetooth®2 or USB interface – and, once your smartphone is connected to the vehicle’s audio system, you can select apps and services safely and effortlessly while keeping your hands on the wheel and your attention on the road. IT’S ALL ABOUT CONNECTIVITY From your device, you have immediate access to myriad content choices via various apps. With STARLINK, Subaru now delivers a similar level of connectivity to your vehicle with partners like Pandora,®3 Aha,™4 SiriusXM®5(SXM), iHeartRadio,®6 and Stitcher Radio™ – all working together in a seamless system that gives Subaru owners access to music and information like never before. SMART AND CONVENIENT On vehicles equipped with the available navigation system, STARLINK provides you with voice destination activation that makes it easy to find your next adventure (no more key-stroking in the address one character at a time). In addition, thanks to SiriusXM NavTraffic,®7 this system even detects heavy traffic and redirects your route. Everything about this system has been designed to operate as conveniently as possible. EXPERTS AGREE Critical accolades have continued to roll in praising STARLINK. Recently, Car and Driver magazine wrote, “Particularly impressive is the clean, logical layout of the navigation and infotainment system.” As STARLINK continues to evolve and add ever more functionality, with new safety and security features coming later this year, the critics are going to have plenty of reasons to stay excited about SUBARU STARLINK. STARLINK – Intelligently Designed for Today’s Drivers Leave it to Subaru to create a music and entertainment system that provides drivers with access to a broad range of content, while creating an interface that is easy to operate – that’s Confidence in Motion. There are more surprises in store. Check out our upcoming summer issue for even more exciting ways to get connected with SUBARU STARLINK. A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN Here’s how it works: • Download the STARLINK app on your smartphone via the Apple App Store or Google Play™ • Download other apps, like Pandora and Aha, on your smartphone Once the apps are on your smartphone: 1. Open the STARLINK app on your phone 2. Connect your smartphone to your Subaru via Bluetooth or USB cable 3. Press the “Apps” button on the radio 4. You can access the system via voice, touch, knob, or steering wheel controls, giving you a quick and convenient interface to use the way you want to use it 5. There are 36 AM/FM/SXM/HD Radio®8 presets for quick access to the stations you want with a swipe/click of the touch-screen – and you can arrange them in whatever order you wish 6. Enjoy! The STARLINK app pushes content like Stitcher Radio, iHeartRadio, your personal calendar, news, and other applications to your vehicle, automatically giving you access to thousands of easily customizable stations with news, weather, music, podcasts, gas prices, and a whole lot more. In addition, this system includes built-in SMS (Short Message Service) text messaging with text-to-speech capability and automated one-touch responses that keep you connected, even on the road, to minimize distractions. Particularly impressive is the clean, logical layout of the navigation and infotainment system. - Car and Driver STARLINK VIDEOS In-Vehicle Technology – Overview In-Vehicle Technology – Navigation In-Vehicle Technology – Voice Command Learn more SUBARU STARLINK and available apps or call Customer Retailer at (800) 782-2783. 1 Compatible smartphone and application required. For applications to operate, latest version of each application and optional integrated audio and navigation system unit required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on navigation screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply. 2 Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 3 Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc. 4 Compatible smartphone and free Aha app required. For Aha to operate, latest version of Aha application and optional integrated audio and navigation system unit required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on navigation screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply. 5 SiriusXM is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Inc. 6 iHeartRadio is a registered trademark of Clear Channel. 7 SiriusXM NavTraffic is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Inc. 8 HD Radio is a registered trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.