Chevrolet MyLink in the Cruze – how does it work?

View pictures, watch movies, listen to internet radio: big car tech in the compact Cruze

Featured brand – Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

The Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling passenger car around the world. We loved the comfort and drive when we took two of them for a ‘Cruze down memory lane’ recently (read the story here), but we didn’t get much opportunity that day to really test the onboard infotainment system.

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink system

Buy a 2014 Cruze and if its LT spec the MyLink system is standard, but you can also get it as an option on the LS models – and after reading this and watching the video below, you’ll definitely want to!

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink system

Chevrolet MyLink aggregates content from a smartphone onto the seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display. Connectivity is via USB or Bluetooth for mass storage devices, including MP3 players, iPod, iPad, etc. There is also a dedicated plug-in outlet for certain personal music devices and smartphones that do not use USB or Bluetooth connections.

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink system

You can select from the options projected onto the touch screen: Audio, Pictures & Movies, Telephone, Smartphone Link and Settings. Watch this video for a demonstration of all the different categories.

A selection of special apps are embedded in the Chevrolet Cruze: Customers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 7 can ask Siri, an intelligent assistant, to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. An Eyes Free mode enables drivers to interact with their iPhones using nothing more than their voice while keeping the device’s screen from lighting up.

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink system

Owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to make voice-activated, hands-free calls to contacts on their iPhone, play songs in their iTunes libraries, switch music sources automatically from AM/FM radio to iPod mode, or listen to or send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved contacts.

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink system

Also, Chevrolet MyLink users can utilize the TuneIn smartphone app, a streaming audio powerhouse that provides seamless connectivity to live local, international and internet radio and links listeners to a global network of 70,000 stations.

Our ‘Cruze Down Memory Lane’ Story here
Read our review of the Chevrolet Cruze here

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink system

3 responses to “Chevrolet MyLink in the Cruze – how does it work?”

  1. Bushair says:

    2013 model LT full Option – Video is not working ?

  2. Ahmed says:

    Dear sir
    I have same car which is Chevy cruze and i want to know how to install apps in mysmartphone link and what are the apps which is possible to use it with the car

  3. cesar says:

    i have chevy cruz13 eco can i watch movies on mylink radio by usb ?

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