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TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Record & Send

Record & Send is an in-car app that allows you to record personal voice messages and send them to a selected recipient.

Tips for using Apple®CarPlay®

Here you can find tips that may be helpful when you use CarPlay.

Car apps

Volvo provides a large range of services, apps and programs to make using your car as enjoyable possible. This article gives an overview of the in-car apps that are available for your car.

Stitcher

Cars equipped with Sensus Connect provide you with access to a number of apps. You can use the Stitcher app to listen to a wide range of on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts) in your Volvo.

Updating Gracenote®

Updated 11/25/2019

Updating Gracenote®

Volvo is constantly working to keep your car up to date. It is therefore a good idea to update Gracenote® at regular intervals. Updating occurs in two stages using an empty USB memory.

Download files and update Gracenote®

It is a good idea to update Gracenote® at regular intervals. A description of how to download update files and update Gracenote® in your Volvo can be found below.

Preparations

The files can be downloaded to an empty USB memory of at least 8 GB. The memory must have one of the following formats: FAT32, NTFS or exFAT.

Download program

Gracenote® files are downloaded using a program that is installed on your computer when you download update files.

Update Gracenote® files

To download update files for Gracenote®, go to volvocars.com/intl/support and select your current region and market. Click on Downloads in the top menu. Under the heading Gracenote® click on Update Gracenote® and then select the relevant system for your car. Then follow the instructions below:

Instructions

Depending on which system you have, select the download link for either Windows or Mac.

Select "Run" to install the download program.

Click on "New download" to download the file to a USB memory.

You can verify that the download/copying to the USB memory stick has worked correctly before you install the file in the car by repeating steps 1-2 and then pressing on "Check download" in the download program.

Take the USB memory with the downloaded file to your car and switch on the infotainment system.

Insert the USB memory in the USB port. If there are two USB inputs the second one must not be used at the same time.

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The position of this port may vary depending on the car model.

The system automatically detects the availability of an update and a message appears on screen showing that updating is in progress.

When installation is complete, a notification is displayed indicating that the update has been installed. The USB memory can now be removed.

If there are any problems with the update, contact your customer support or Volvo dealer.

Updating tips

  • An update takes about 15 minutes and the infotainment system must be on. Use a battery charger or keep the car's engine running while the update is in progress, for example during a journey.
  • Gracenote® is updated all the time. Keep an eye out for new updates.

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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Using Apple®CarPlay®

By connecting an iOS device to your car you can, amongst other things, listen to music, make calls, send and receive messages, as well as use selected apps. The functions can also be voice-controlled using Siri.

Car apps

Volvo provides a wide selection of services, apps and programs that you can use in your car. This article gives an overview of the apps that are available for your car.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you access them from your car.

CarPlay®

CarPlay makes it possible to control many of the functions available in your iOS device via the car's centre display. Here you can read about CarPlay and what you should know before you start using the function.

Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) from a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet) to your Volvo.

Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) between your Volvo and a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet).

TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and has more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Tips for using Android Auto

Here you can find tips that may be helpful when you use Android Auto.

Gracenote®

Gracenote® identifies, analyses and sorts music to facilitate playback, navigation and scrolling through your music library.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you can access them from your car.