Life doesn’t stop while you’re in your car, so why should you? With Chevrolet MyLink you’ll stay connected to everything most important to you and more while you’re out and about. Technology for your comfort, convenience and safety is all at your fingertips. Speak to friends, family and colleagues safely while driving. Enjoy your favourite music or news programs. And that’s just the beginning. So what is Chevrolet MyLink? It’s your life simply connected.
You would be forgiven for mistaking the Trailblazer’s interior for an entertainment hub rather than an SUV! The Trailblazer comes with built in radio with CD/MP3/Bluetooth®/ USB/Aux inputs, steering wheel controls and a wireless interface that includes Bring Your Own Media (BYOM), ensuring that you will never be bored while finding new roads.
The addition of the Bring Your Own Media (BYOM) system to the Trailblazer now gives you class-leading infotainment The LTZ and Z71 models come standard with the MyLink 2.5 entertainment system with 8’’ screen, as well as being compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Embedded Navigation, Valet Mode and seven speakers.
With MyLink, pairing your compatible smartphone is simple with Bluetooth® connectivity. Make or answer calls safely while driving, or access your contact list in a variety of ways. There’s even a USB port to connect your mobile device or portable hard drive, so you’re never without your favourite music.
With MyLink colour touchscreen display, technology features for your comfort and convenience are always at your fingertips.
With the extensive entertainment features of MyLink, every ride has the potential to become so much more. You’ll find yourself looking forward to the next time you have to get in the car and go.
Imagine starting your vehicle and having whatever you want to listen to at your fingertips. After pairing your device, you can even connect to the latest in music offerings through TuneIn, Internet Radio or catch up on the latest news and entertainment programming through Stitcher Smart Radio. It’s technology that will keep you entertained while your hands stay safely on the steering wheel. Driving was never meant to be a chore, and with MyLink it never will be.
TuneIn, an internet radio connects you to a streaming audio network of many local, as well as international and internet radio stations worldwide. Simply download the free app to your smartphone and you’re ready to go. It also makes it quick and easy to find the entertainment and information you want – you can search for programming by location, genre, sports team name, station type or call sign.
Features such as BringGo, Google Maps, and Apple Maps makes connecting with your friends and family easier and safer. Also enjoy in-car connectivity and charging of your compatible mobile devices thanks to the conveniently located USB port in the centre console.
With the streaming capabilities of Stitcher™ Smart Radio, they’re all available to you according to your schedule. Save your favourites and they’ll be updated automatically once available. With MyLink, you can access the apps right from the colour touch screen once your smartphone is connected.
Remark: Response time depending on Internet connectivity strength. Cellular data charges may apply with the use of Tuneln and Stitcher applications (network dependant).
All your favourite songs and playlists can come with you on the ride. MyLink offers options when it comes to connecting. An easy-to-use USB port connects your mobile device or music loaded flash drive right to MyLink system so you can access playlists, music files and more. Control music and media through the colour touch screen or Smartphones with voice control feature to make it easy to stay entertained while keeping your eyes safely on the road and devices stored away. It even charges certain mobile devices while they’re connected. Now you can have your own customized soundtrack for every ride.
Chevrolet MyLink lets you live your life while you still keep total control of your car. Connect your compatible smartphone wirelessly to the system’s Bluetooth® and you can safely make and take calls, even access your personal phone book. All completely hands free.
Chevrolet MyLink makes sound tracking your journey quick and easy. It comes with Bluetooth® so you can wirelessly connect your compatible smartphone, then stream your favourite music to the car’s audio system.
Speak and MyLink obeys. Siri voice-recognition technology combines with your compatible digital device and in-car speakers. So with short, spoken commands you can:
All without you needing to look at your device. So your eyes are safely on the road at all times.
(Siri voice recognition for MyLink is only available for iPhones with Siri).
Remark: Response time depending on Internet connectivity
Everything is right at your fingertips with MyLink’s easy access steering wheel-mounted controls. Keep your hands safely on the wheel while selecting music or making phone calls. The controls are designed to make life easier so that once you get into your vehicle you’re ready to go. Your comfort, convenience and safety are paramount and have inspired every aspect of MyLink.
Life doesn’t stop when you’re driving. With Chevrolet MyLink you can stay in touch and up to date safely with hands-free calling and access to your personal phone book through Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones. Once you’ve paired your smartphone and address book with MyLink, just tap a button on your steering wheel and speak a command to make a call. Now you can stay in the know while on the go.
Can my older Bluetooth phone work on the Chevrolet MyLink system?
Most Bluetooth phones work with MyLink. Older phones may not support all the features of MyLink, but can still allow you to make hands free calls. You can stream audio from any smartphone that supports Bluetooth Audio Streaming. And you can stream both TuneIn and Stitcher if you use a smartphone that runs on the Android operating system.
Why won’t my iPhone work with Bluetooth audio?
Apple devices that are connected through Bluetooth only (USB not connected) will be able to play audio through Bluetooth audio streaming. You will not be able to access the full menu navigation and voice search feature until you connect the device through USB. When the device is connected with USB and Bluetooth the Bluetooth Audio feature is disabled.
If there is more than one Bluetooth enabled device in the vehicle, which device will Chevrolet MyLink default to?
Chevrolet MyLink can recognize up to five different Bluetooth-enabled devices. It will recognize the devices in the order in which they are listed on screen. If a device listed isn’t in the vehicle, MyLink will recognize this and immediately pair with the device that is in the vehicle.
If there is more than one device in the vehicle, how can I switch devices?
Chevrolet MyLink stores up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices. Simply access your settings to see the list of different paired devices. Scroll through the list to find the device you’re looking for. You can also press the push to talk button and say “Change Phone.”
How can I switch devices?
If one device is paired, like a smartphone, and you would like to switch to a different paired device, simply go into the device list under Bluetooth Settings and select the Bluetooth-enabled device. You can also connect different USB devices to MyLink. Up to five different Bluetooth-enabled devices can be paired with one connected through the USB at one time. You can also press the push to talk button and say “Change Phone.”
I paired my phone and it’s playing music but I can’t see any information on my screen?
MyLink supports AVRCP 1.3 profile. This allows you to pair your Bluetooth-enabled device and see all of your song information on your Chevrolet MyLink screen. However, certain devices, like the iPod/iPhone utilize AVRCP 1.0 (iPhone 4S supports audio information with AVRCP 1.4), and while the music will play over the speakers, information about the current song playing is unable to transfer.
Can my older Bluetooth phone work with Chevrolet MyLink system?
To take advantage of all the features MyLink has to offer, a smartphone running iOS, BlackBerry, or Android platform is required. Most Bluetooth-enabled phones are compatible with the MyLink system, but some features may be limited.
Why won’t the system recognize my USB?
In most cases, the Chevrolet MyLink system will have no problems recognizing your USB drive. However, there are some instances where software on the drive may conflict with software in the system. If this happens, simply use a different USB or try formatting your USB drive before you use it.
Why won’t the Chevrolet MyLink system index my music from my USB?
We recommend that there are no other files on your device when playing music or downloading any data. Any other files could interfere with the system properly indexing your music. We recommend that your USB thumb drive be formatted before loading music and pictures. Some USB thumb drives have special security or encryption software; this software may prevent the device from being recognized. In addition, the system might not support that format of device (i.e. Microsoft Zune).
What different USB devices does Chevrolet MyLink support?
Chevrolet MyLink supports smartphones and MP3 players that are can be plugged in via the USB port. It also supports many different brands of USB flash drives. For a list of the latest supported devices, please visit the Chevrolet website.
Why is there missing information on my iPod/iPhone/USB Now playing screen?
MyLink and Gracenote use song information from the device to fill in the blanks on screen. Gracenote needs to start somewhere so if the artist and album information is missing from your device, then Gracenote may not find an accurate match to fill in missing information on your screen. Make sure the music on your device is up-to-date and accurate.
Does Chevrolet MyLink save all songs to the hard-drive?
No, Chevrolet MyLink only allows you to access music through your connected/paired device. The system has built-in memory, but not a hard-drive. The integrated memory is used to store the list of the songs on your connected device this way the system will remember the list every time you connect that device.
What file formats are supported for songs and playlists?
Chevrolet MyLink supports a large variety of song file formats, including MP3, WMA, and AAC. It also supports the following playlist files M3U standard and extended, iTunes, PLS, WAX, ASX and RMP.
Why can’t I find my playlists?
Make sure your playlists are in the supported format. Your playlist will not work if the music in the list is not on the connected device.
Why can’t more like this create a playlist for the song I am listening to?
The Gracenote “More Like This” feature uses the music database that is installed in your MyLink system. If a song is released after you purchased your vehicle, it will not be in the music database so Gracenote cannot create a playlist.
What is Stitcher?
Stitcher (and TuneIn) is an internet radio application that is loaded on the MyLink system under the Smartphone Link menu. Stitcher will also need to be loaded on compatible smartphone to enable this feature thereby allowing internet radio to play via MyLink.
*Please note that cellular network data rates apply
Why can’t I add a program as a favorite, change to the next Stitcher podcast, or use thumbs up thumbs down keys?
Some Stitcher stations may not support certain features, which is why the icons are greyed out or in active. If you cannot change to the next pod cast you may be at the end of a station list. Select another Stitcher station from the menu to continue listening
How long does it take to acquire my stations?
Depending on the quality of your connection, it may take the MyLink system about 30 seconds; once acquisition is complete, you’re ready to listen to your show.
Why can’t MyLink open Stitcher on my connected iPhone?
Please make sure the iPhone has the latest Stitcher app, the phone is unlocked and no apps are running in the foreground (you can see home screen)
For more information on Stitcher Smart Radio, please visit www.stitcher.com.
When Gracenotes fills in missing information, does it go back on my device that way?
No, Gracenote is technology embedded in the Chevrolet MyLink system only, it will not fix any missing information on your MP3 player, USB drive or iPod/iPhone. However, as long as the information on your device doesn’t change, that information will be in your MyLink system every time you get in your vehicle.
Why was the information on my playlist not complete?
MyLink and Gracenote uses song information from the device to fill in the blanks on screen. But Gracenote needs to start somewhere. If the artist and album information is missing, then.Gracenote may not find an accurate match to fill in missing information on screen. Make sure the music on your device is up-to-date and accurate.
Why is there no album art for my song?
Gracenote does its best to fill any voids in your music collection’s information. However, there are even some artists or album covers that Gracenote may not be able to find because information was missing from your music files. If cover art is not available, images of the artist or genre will be displayed in its place.
Why does Gracenotes logo pop up and down on my screen when a device is connected?
This is perfectly normal. Once a device is connected, Gracenote starts working immediately to index the song list, and assign voice tags. While this process is happening, the Gracenote logo will pop up on the screen, letting you know that the technology is working. The length of the indexing process will depend on the number of songs on your device.
Why Couldn’t Chevrolet MyLink find my artist/song?
Gracenote assigns digital voice tags so you can access artists, albums, and genres, just by saying their name. However, some new or less popular artists may not be in the Gracenote database. And there are times when several artists sing different versions of a song or two artists may have the same name. In this instance Gracenote will show you list of possible matches. Select the one you want to play.
Why Does Chevrolet MyLink not understand my command?
Chevrolet MyLink has high-accuracy enhanced voice control technology, however, there are some things that could interfere with the system understanding your command. Highway speeds, open windows and high fan speeds are just some of the possible things that could interfere with MyLink understanding your exact commands. Voice-recognition with background noise is extremely challenging. To remedy this, close all windows and reduce the fan speed to a minimum and retry issuing your voice command. If this still doesn’t work, it may be because you’re speaking too soon. Wait for the beep, then pause a brief second before saying your command. This gives the microphone time to open and prepare itself to receive the speech signal.
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