The all-new 2016 Prius has been completely redesigned from the ground up with a more powerful, efficient engine and a brand new exterior design. In the past Toyota, has used the Entune Media Bundle in conjunction with its infotainment system. Is Apple CarPlay available in the 2016 Toyota Prius?
Drivers will be able to connect with 2016 Toyota Prius through Entune Audio Systems that comes standard on the Prius Two and Prius Two Eco. Toyota has decided not to adopt Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in 2016 models. They feel the Entune system provides exactly what buyers are looking for from their infotainment systems.
Will Toyota ever adopt Apple CarPlay?
It remains to be seen whether Toyota will adopt Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in the future. We can rest assured that you’re able to connect via Bluetooth or USB with your iPhone or Android device to play music or utilize voice recognition with Siri Eyes Free mode.
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The Entune Premium Audio system with Integrated Navigation is available which features a 7-inch high-res touch-screen, HD radio, full Entune App Suite, predictive traffic, Doppler weather overlay, and more! For the best Entune Audio experience, car buyers will have to look to the Prius Four grade that exclusively features Entune Premium JBL Audio.
With a compatible smartphone, you’ll also be able to charge your device wirelessly thanks to Qi wireless charging capability found in the 2016 Prius. All you need to do is place your compatible smartphone on the charging pad and watch your battery fill up.
Whether or not we’ll see the integration of Apple CarPlay in Toyota vehicles in the near future, we can be certain that Toyota is committed to providing top-notch technology in every new vehicle that hits the road.
Toyota Entune App Suite
The Entune App Suite includes apps like:
& much more!