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SYNC® with Voice-Activated Navigation voice commands can control your AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB media player, Jukebox, or Bluetooth® Audio device. 27,34,48

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 next voice command will be in the same 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."

General Audio voice commands

If media is loaded, saying "Audio on" starts the last entertainment system you used. If no media is loaded, it starts the radio.

  • Action
    Voice Commands
  • Turn on/off audio system
    "Audio [on/off]"
  • Switch audio output to headphones or back to vehicle
    "Audio" | pause | ["Headphones/Headphones off]"
  • Hear general audio commands
    "Audio Help"

AM/FM Radio voice commands

Saying "Radio on" will play the last station set. The "Autoset" command temporarily stores local stations to presets; it doesn’t override your manual presets when those preset stations are available.

  • action
    voice commands
  • Turn on/off AM/FM radio
    "Radio [on/off]"
  • Once you're in Radio mode, you can:
  • Change band
    "[AM/FM] [1/2]"
  • Ex.: "AM"
  • Ex.: "FM 2"
  • Change station
    "[AM/FM] [station number]"
  • Ex.: "FM 107.7"
  • Seek up or down the band for the next station
    "Seek [up/down]"
  • Assign the station to a preset
    "Store [AM/FM] [1/2] preset [1-6]"
  • Ex.: "Store AM preset 4"
  • Temporarily assign the station to a preset
    "Store autoset preset [1-6]"
  • Tune to a preset station
    "[AM/FM] [1/2] preset [1-6]"
  • Ex.: "AM preset 1"
  • Ex.: "FM 2 preset 3"
  • Tune to a high definition station (FM only, if equipped)
    "FM [station number] HD [1-8]"
  • Ex.: "FM 107.7 HD 2"

Sirius voice commands

These commands require active SiriusXM Satellite Radio service. "Sirius on" resumes the last channel set. SAT is pronounced as one syllable, "sat," not "S-A-T."

  • action
    voice commands
  • Turn on/off SiriusXM Satellite Radio
    "Sirius [on/off]"
  • Once you're in Sirius mode, you can:
  • Change band
    "SAT [1/2/3]"
  • Ex.: "SAT 1"
  • Change channel by number
    "Channel [0-223]"
  • Ex.: "Channel 36"
  • Change channel by name
    "[Channel Name]"
  • Seek next station
    "Seek [up/down]"
  • Tune to a preset channel
    "SAT [1/2/3] preset [1-6]"
  • Ex.: "SAT 2 preset 2"
  • Store current channel to preset
    "Store SAT [1/2/3] preset [1-6]"
  • Ex.: "Store SAT 1 preset 1"
  • Get help using SiriusXM Radio
    "Sirius help"

Jukebox voice commands

Use these commands to play music stored in the Jukebox. Names must be given exactly as listed in the Jukebox.

  • action
    voice commands
  • Play the Jukebox
    "Jukebox"
  • Once you're in Jukebox mode, you can:
  • Play track
    "Play track [Name]"
  • Play artist
    "Play [artist] [Name]"
  • Play genre
    "Play genre [Name]"
  • Ex.: "Play genre jazz"
  • Play album
    "Play album [Name]"
  • Play playlist by name
    "Play playlist [Name]"
  • Ex.: "Play playlist Road Music"
  • Play playlist by number
    "Play playlist [1-5]"
  • Ex.: "Play playlist 4"
  • Pause or resume play
    "[Pause|Play]"
  • Play previous/next track
    "Play [previous|next] track"
  • Turn on/off Repeat
    "[Repeat|Repeat off]"
  • Turn on/off Shuffle
    "[Shuffle|Shuffle off]"
  • Search by artist, album, or playlist
    "Search [category] [name]"
  • Ex.: "Search artist Beethoven"
  • Get help using the Jukebox
    "Jukebox Help"

CD and DVD voice commands

SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation supports audio and video CDs, and NTSC formatted DVDs. For video to display on the screen, the vehicle must be in Park with the engine running (otherwise, only the audio track plays).

  • Action
    voice commands
  • Switch to CD or DVD
    "[CD/DVD]"
  • Switch to rear DVD (if equipped)
    "Rear DVD"
  • Once you're in CD/DVD mode, you can:
  • Pause or resume play
    "[Pause/Play]"
  • Play selected track
    "Play track [1-512]"
  • Ex.: "Play track 10"
  • Play previous/next track
    "Play [previous/next] track"
  • Turn on/off Repeat
    "[Repeat/Repeat off]"
  • Navigate by folder instead of track
    "Folder mode [on/off]"
  • Play previous/next folder
    "Play [previous/next] folder"
  • Play selected folder
    "Play folder [1-255] track[1-512]"
  • Ex.: "Play folder 3"
  • Ex.: "Play folder 25 track 100"
  • If this is an audio CD, you can also:
  • Turn on/off Shuffle
    "[Shuffle/Shuffle off]"
  • If this is an audio DVD, you can also:
  • Play selected group
    "Play group [1-9]"
  • Play previous/next group
    "Play [previous/next] group"
  • Display menu
    "Title menu"
  • If this is a video DVD, you can also:
  • Play selected title
    "Play title [1-99]"
  • Ex.: "Play title 10"
  • Play selected chapter
    "Play chapter [1-999]"
  • Ex.: "Play chapter 42"
  • Play previous/next title or chapter
    "Play [previous/next] [category]"
  • Ex.: "Play previous title"
  • Ex.: "Play next chapter"
  • Display menu
    "Title menu"

USB voice commands

Before giving commands, connect the device to the USB port and wait for the index to upload. Names must be given exactly as listed on the device.

  • Action
    voice Commands
  • Play music on your connected media player or USB drive
    "USB [1/2]"
  • Ex.: "USB"
  • Ex.: "USB 2"
  • Once you're in USB mode, you can:
  • 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.

  • action
    voice commands
  • Play music on your paired Bluetooth phone
    "Bluetooth Audio"
  • Once you're in Bluetooth Audio mode, you can:
  • Play next/previous track
    "[Previous/Next] track"
  • Pause or resume play
    "[Pause/Play]"

Line in voice commands

These commands control devices that are connected to the auxiliary jacks.

  • action
    voice commands
  • Play portable device connected to the auxiliary jack
    "Line in"
  • Play portable device connected to the rear auxiliary jack (if equipped)
    "Rear aux"

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