SYNC & How-Tos


Explore Entertainment by voice

SYNC® voice commands can control your AM/FM radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB media player, or Bluetooth® Audio device.27 

 

Key points about Entertainment voice commands

Most of the SYNC entertainment systems start to play as soon as you load media. With indexed devices, such as USB media players, SYNC first uploads the index, so it can take a few minutes for play to begin.

If you're already listening to an entertainment system, SYNC assumes your voice command is for that mode. To switch to a different entertainment system, you must name it to switch modes. For example, if Bluetooth Audio is streaming, and you want your USB media player, say "USB,” then give USB commands.

"Track" refers to audio track and is usually the same as "song."

With some 2015 model year vehicles,* you can use streamlined voice commands. This means that the command words "Song," "Playlist," "Artist," "Album," and "Genre" are optional. For example, you can now simply say, "Play Penny Lane by The Beatles."

* With Ford 2016 model year, SYNC-equipped Explorer, Escape, Mustang, F-150, Edge, Focus and 2015 model year, SYNC-equipped Mustang, F-150, Edge and Focus.


USB voice commands

Before giving commands, connect the device to the USB port and wait for the index to upload. If you don't hear sound within a few minutes, press Voice, then say "USB." Names must be given exactly as listed on the device. 

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Play music on your connected media player
"USB <1/2>"
 
Ex.: "USB"
 
Ex.: "USB 2"
Once you're in USB mode, you can:  
Hear Help menu "Help"
Play all songs on your device "Play All"
Play track "Play track <Name>"

Ex.: "Play track Symphony Number 9"
Play artist "Play artist <Name>"
Play genre "Play genre <name>"

Ex.: "Play genre jazz"
Play album "Play album <Name>"
Play playlist "Play playlist <Name>"

Ex.: "Play playlist Road Music"
Pause or resume play  "<Pause/Play>" 
Play previous/next track "Play <previous/next> track"
Play previous/next folder "Play <previous/next> folder"
Turn on/off Repeat  "Repeat <on/off>"
Turn on/off Shuffle "Shuffle <on/off>"
Play other tracks in the same genre/category "Similar music"
Hear title and artist of track playing    "What's this?"

Bluetooth Audio voice commands

Use these commands to play music over the Bluetooth connection.  

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Play music on your paired Bluetooth phone "Bluetooth Audio"
Once you're in Bluetooth Audio mode, you can:  
Hear Help menu "Help"
Play previous/next track "Play <previous/next> track"
Pause or resume play "<Pause/Play>"
Turn on/off Shuffle "Shuffle <on/off>"**
Turn on/off Repeat Track "Repeat Track <on/off>"**

** Only supported for certain Bluetooth devices with AVRCP 1.3 or higher


Line in voice commands

These commands will control devices connected to the auxiliary jacks.  

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Play portable device connected to the auxiliary jack "Line in"

 


Additional voice commands

See voice commands below for use with some 2015 model year vehicles (if equipped).*

* With Ford 2016 model year, SYNC-equipped Explorer, Escape, Mustang, F-150, Edge, Focus and 2015 model year, SYNC-equipped Mustang, F-150, Edge and Focus.


Radio voice commands

To initiate voice command control when you’re not listening to your vehicle’s radio, say the command "Radio" when prompted; simply say "Tune" while listening to your radio to select your desired stations. See voice commands below for some 2015 model year vehicles (if equipped).*

* With Ford 2016 model year, SYNC-equipped Explorer, Escape, Mustang, F-150, Edge, Focus and 2015 model year, SYNC-equipped Mustang, F-150, Edge and Focus.

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Hear Help menu "Help"
Tune to AM frequency "AM"
Access AM 1 preset menu "AM 1"
Access AM 2 preset menu "AM 2"
Direct-tune to AM station "AM <530 - 1710>"
Access AM 2 preset menu "AM Autoset"
Tune to preset AM station "AM Preset <#>"
Tune AM 1 preset "AM 1 Preset <#>"
Tune AM 2 preset "AM 2 Preset <#>"
Tune AM autoset preset "AM Autoset Preset <#>"
Tune to FM frequency "FM"
Direct-tune to FM station "FM <87.7 – 107.9>"
Access FM 1 preset menu "FM 1"
Access FM 2 preset menu "FM 2"
Access FM 2 preset menu "FM Autoset"
Tune to FM preset "FM Preset <#>"
Tune to FM 1 preset menu selection "FM 1 Preset <#>"
Tune to FM 2 preset menu selection "FM 2 Preset <#>"
Tune FM autoset preset "FM Autoset Preset <#>"
Tune to preset FM HD station "FM <radio frequency number> HD <1-7>"
Tune to HD channel "HD <1-7>"
Tune to preset selection "Preset <#>"

CD voice commands

To initiate voice command control when you’re not listening to your vehicle’s CD player, say the command "CD" when prompted; simply say any of the commands below while listening to a CD (for some 2015 model year vehicles if equipped).*

* With Ford 2016 model year, SYNC-equipped Explorer, Escape, Mustang, F-150, Edge, Focus and 2015 model year, SYNC-equipped Mustang, F-150, Edge and Focus.

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Hear Help menu "Help"
Play music on your vehicle’s CD player (if equipped) "Play"
Pause play "Pause"
Turn on Shuffle Folder "Shuffle Folder"
Turn on Shuffle CD "Shuffle CD"
Turn off Shuffle "Shuffle Off"
Turn on Repeat Track "Repeat Track"
Turn on Repeat Folder "Repeat Folder"
Turn off Repeat "Repeat Off"
Play next track "Play Next Track"
Play previous track "Play Previous Track"
Play desired track "Play Track <#>"

Sirius voice commands

To initiate voice command control when you’re not listening to Sirius on your vehicle’s radio, say the command "Sirius" when prompted; simply say "Tune" while listening to Sirius to select your desired channels. You may then say any of the commands below.*

* With Ford 2016 model year, SYNC-equipped Explorer, Escape, Mustang, F-150, Edge, Focus and 2015 model year, SYNC-equipped Mustang, F-150, Edge and Focus.

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Hear Help menu "Help"
Tune to desired channel "<Channel Number 0-223>"
Access Sirius Satellite menu "SAT"
Access SAT 1 preset menu "SAT 1"
Access SAT 2 preset menu "SAT 2"
Access SAT 3 preset menu "SAT 3"
Tune to preset selection "Preset <#>"
Tune to SAT 1 preset menu selection "SAT 1 Preset <#>"
Tune to SAT 2 preset menu selection "SAT 2 Preset <#>"
Tune to SAT 3 preset menu selection "SAT 3 Preset <#>"

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