Play music and podcasts in your car

Enjoy your favourite songs and podcasts while you drive.

Ways to listen

Here are a few ways you can listen to audio in your car:

  • If your car has Bluetooth, you can pair your iPhone to your car.
  • If your car has a USB port, you can use a Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your vehicle.
  • If you have an Android device and are subscribed to Apple Music, connect your Android device to your car to play audio using Android Auto.
  • If Apple Music or Apple Podcasts is built into your vehicle, you can listen to music and podcasts without pairing your phone. Open the app from your car's display panel, then follow the onscreen instructions to sign in to your Apple ID that you use with Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. To complete the setup process, enter the verification code that's sent to your phone.

Find out what to do if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can't connect to your car.

Use CarPlay

Set up CarPlay in a compatible vehicle.* After you've set up CarPlay, you can play content from the Music app or the Podcasts app while driving. Some third-party audio apps are also available in CarPlay.

To control what’s currently playing, use Now Playing.

* Even if your vehicle is compatible with CarPlay, not all countries or regions have CarPlay available.


Play music from your Library. If you're subscribed to Apple Music, you can also browse and stream music from the Apple Music catalogue, get music recommendations in For You and more.

Find out more about the Apple Music app.


Play the latest episodes from your shows in Listen Now or choose from the episodes in your Library. You can also stream popular podcast episodes from Browse.

Find out more about Apple Podcasts.

Use Siri

You can ask Siri to stop, start or change the audio that you listen to while driving.

  • To activate Siri while connected with CarPlay or Siri Eyes Free, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel until you hear Siri.
  • If your car has a touch screen, you can also touch and hold the Home button in CarPlay.
  • If your car doesn’t support CarPlay or Siri Eyes Free and your iPhone is in a mount, just say “Hey Siri”.

Find out how to use Siri to play music or podcasts.

Customise your settings for driving

Use your iPhone to add, remove or rearrange the apps that you see in CarPlay. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > CarPlay, choose your car, then drag the apps to the location that you want.

If you're not using CarPlay, you can activate Do Not Disturb while driving to filter out most notifications. You can still use Siri to control your music or podcasts.

If you don't want certain apps to use cellular data while you drive, you can turn off the app’s access to cellular data in Settings > Cellular.

When you download content on Wi-Fi, you don't use mobile data when you play it. Find out how to download music or download a podcast.

Need help signing out?

If you signed in to Apple Music on your car's display panel, you can sign out there. Or you can sign out in the Music app on another device. Go to Listen Now and tap your profile picture at the top. Under Apps With Access, tap Edit, tap the Delete button  next to your car, then tap Delete.

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