Ford Mustang (2005-2014) Owners Manual: Using sync with your media player

You can access and play music from your digital music player over the vehicle’s speaker system using the system’s media menu or voice commands. You can also sort and play your music by specific categories, such as artists, albums, etc.

SYNC is capable of hosting nearly any digital media player including: iPod, Zune™, Plays from device players, and most USB drives. SYNC also supports audio formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV and ACC.

Connecting Your Digital Media Player to the USB Port

Note: If your digital media player has a power switch, make sure that the device is turned on.

To connect using voice commands:

1. Plug the device into the vehicle’s USB port.
2. Press the voice icon and when prompted, say “User device”.
3. You can now play music by saying any of the appropriate voice commands, such as:

• Play All
• Play Artist <name>
• Play Album <name>
• Play Genre <name>
• Play Playlist <name>
• Play Track <name>.

To connect using the system menu:

1. Plug the device into the vehicle’s USB port.
2. Press the MEDIA hard button.
3. Select the User Device tab, the press Source repeatedly until USB appears.
4. Press Music Library.
5. Select from the listed features.

Once connected, the system indexes any readable media files. (The time required to complete this depends on the size of the media content being indexed.) If Autoplay is on, you can access media files randomly as they are indexed. If turned off, indexed media is not available until the indexing process is complete. SYNC is capable of indexing thousands of average size media and notifies you if the maximum indexing file size is reached.

What’s Playing?

At any time when a track is playing, you can press the voice icon and ask the system, “What’s playing?”. The system reads the metadata tags (if populated) of the playing track to you.

Media Voice Commands

Press the voice icon and, when prompted, say “User Device” then any of the following:

1 “<name>” is a dynamic listing, meaning that it could be the name of any desired group, artist, etc.
2 Voice commands which are only available in folder mode.
3 Voice commands which are not available until indexing is complete.

Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information

SYNC is capable of hosting nearly any digital media player, including iPod, Zune™, Plays from device players, and most USB drives.

Supported audio formats include MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC.

You are also able to organize your indexed media from your playing device by metadata tags. Metadata tags are descriptive software identifiers embedded in the media files which provide information about the file.

If your indexed media files contain no information embedded in these metadata tags, SYNC may classify the empty metadata tags as Unknown.

Media Menu Sources and Features

The User Device menu allows you to select your media source and how to play your music (by artist, genre, shuffle, repeat, etc.).

1. Make sure your USB device is plugged in to your system.
2. Press the MEDIA hard button.
3. Select the User Device tab, then press Source repeatedly to cycle through USB, BT Audio and Line In:

Accessing the Media Music Library

This menu allows you to select and play your media by artist, album, genre, playlist, track, similar music or even to explore what is on your USB device.

1. Make sure that your device is plugged into the USB port and is turned on.
2. Press the MEDIA hard button.
3. Select the User Device tab, then press Source repeatedly until USB appears.
4. Select Music Library.

If there are no media files to access, the display indicates there is no media. If there are media files, you have the following options to scroll through and select from:

Bluetooth Audio

Your system allows you to stream audio over your vehicle’s speakers from your connected, Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone.

To access:

1. Make sure your paired phone is in streaming mode.
2. Press the MEDIA hard button.
3. Select the User Device tab, then press Source repeatedly until BT Audio appears.

Line In (Auxiliary Input Jack)

Your system allows you to select and play music from your portable music player over the vehicle’s speakers.

To access:

1. Make sure your paired phone is in streaming mode.
2. Press the MEDIA hard button.
3. Select the User Device tab, then press Source repeatedly until Line In appears.

System Settings

System settings provide access to your Bluetooth devices and Advanced menu features.

The Bluetooth menu allows you to add, connect and delete a device as well as turn the Bluetooth feature on and off.

The Advanced menu allows you to access and set prompts, languages, defaults and perform a master reset.

Bluetooth Devices Menu Options

This menu allows you to add, connect and delete devices as well as turn Bluetooth on and off.

1. Press the MEDIA hard button.
2. Select the User Device tab, then BT Devices.
3. Select from:

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