Alpine Electronics released an app that allows Yelp and iHeartRadio and in the future, Spotify and Glympse to be controlled by many of its radios.
More apps will be added to Alpine Connect, possibly this year.
The new “Alpine Connect” app is free for both iPhones and Android phones and it works with several Alpine Restyle head units.
Compatible Alpine Restyle navigation/radios include:
· 10-inch: X110-SLV, for 2014-up Chevrolet Silverado, and the X110-SRA, for 2014-up GMC Sierra
· 9-inch: X109-WRA, for 2011-up Jeep Wrangler (due later this month)
· 8-inch: X108U, for select vehicles and custom installations
· 7-inch: INE-W967HD, for universal installations
Users connect their phone running the app (from the Apple App or Google Play stores) and icons for the new apps will appear on the radio’s touch screen. New apps will be added automatically as they become available.
Current owners of the X110-SLV, X110-SRA, X108U and INE-W967HD Restyle Dash Systems need to apply a software update so their system is compatible with the Alpine Connect app. The free software update is available for download from Alpine’s U.S. website, www.alpine-usa.com. The new X109-WRA and future shipments of the radios noted will ship pre-loaded with the update.
Yelp helps you find local places to eat, drink, and shop; and iHeartRadio lets you stream live radio stations from across the country,create custom music stations, and receive 24/7 news, on-demand podcasts, plus sports, talk and comedy programming.