You can access and play music from your digital music player over your 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 artist and album.
Note:  The system is capable of indexing up to 15,000 songs.
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.
Confirm that the USB device has been formatted correctly and has the following specifications:
  • USB 2.0.
  • File format must be FAT16/32.
The format of the audio files on the USB device must be:
  • MP3.
  • Non DRM protected WMA.
  • WAV.
  • AAC.
Connecting Your Digital Media Player to the USB Port
Note:  If your digital media player has a power switch, make sure you switch it on before plugging it in.
To Connect Using Voice Commands
Plug the device into one of the vehicle's USB ports.
Press the voice button and when prompted, say:

Voice Command  Action and Description 
(USB [stick] | iPod | MP3 [player])
You can now play music by saying any of the appropriate voice commands. See the media voice commands. 

Words in brackets [ ] are optional and do not have to be spoken for the system to understand the command. For example, for where (USB [stick] | iPOD | MP3 [player]) appears, you can say USB or USB stick.
To Connect Using the System Menu
  1. Plug the device into one of the vehicle's USB ports.
  1. Press the MEDIA button and select either USB 1 or USB 2 from the media source list in the audio display.
To view USB content select:

Message  Description and Action 
Browse USB
Depending on how many media files are on your connected device, an indexing message may appear in the display. When indexing is complete, the selected source starts to playback audio automatically. 

You can browse the files on the USB device in categories. Select BROWSE from the buttons at the bottom of the audio display and choose from the following:

Message 
Play all
Playlists
Songs
Artists
Albums
Genres
Browse USB
Reset USB

Media Voice Commands
Missing Image  Press the voice button and when prompted say:

Voice Command  Description and Action 
(USB [stick] | iPod | MP3 [player])
You can now play music by saying any of the appropriate voice commands. 

You can say any of the voice commands that appear within open and close brackets that are separated by |. For example, where; (what's | what is) appears you say; what's or what is.
You must say any of the voice commands that appear outside of open and close brackets. For example, where; (what's | what is) playing, you must say either "what's playing" or "what is playing".

Command  Description and Action 
pause
Pauses device playback. 
play
Resumes device playback. 
play [album] ___
 
play all
Play all media on the device from the first track to the last. 
play [artist] ___
 
play [genre] ___
 
play [playlist] ___
 
next [track | title | song | file | podcast | chapter | episode]
Plays the next track on the current media. 
previous [track | title | song | file | podcast | chapter | episode]
Plays the previous track on current media. 
[play] (similar music | more like this)
Creates a playlist with a similar genre to the one currently playing. 
play [song | track | title | file] ___
 
repeat off
 
repeat (one | track) [on]
Repeats the current track. 
shuffle [all] [on]
Plays the current playlist in a random order. (Not all devices support this command.) 
shuffle off
 
((who's | who is) this | who plays this | (what's | what is) playing [now] | (what | which) (song | track | artist) is this | (who's | who is) playing | (what's | what is) this)
At any time during playback, you can press the voice button and ask the system what is playing. The system reads the metadata tags (if populated) of the current track. 

___ is a dynamic listing, meaning that it could be the name of anything, such as a group, artist or song. For example you could say "Play artist The Beatles".
Examples of USB Commands
SYNC provides the user with many intuitive ways to find and play a song using voice. For example, if we have a song called "Penny Lane" from the album "Magical Mystery Tour" we can say the following to play this song:
  • Play song "Penny Lane".
  • Play "Penny Lane".
If we wanted to play the entire album, we can say:
  • Play album "Magical Mystery Tour".
  • Play "Magical Mystery Tour".
Bluetooth Audio
The system is also capable of playing music from your cellular phone through Bluetooth.
To switch the Bluetooth Audio on, press the MEDIA button and select:

Menu Item 
BT audio

Then any of the following:

Voice Command 
pause
play
next [track | title | song | file | podcast | chapter | episode]
previous [track | title | song | file | podcast | chapter | episode]

Media Menu Features
The media menu allows you to select how to play your music (such as by artist, genre, shuffle or repeat), find similar music or reset the index of your USB devices.
Press the MEDIA button and select either USB 1 or USB 2 from the media source list in the audio display to start USB playback.

Message  Description and Action 
Options
This will enter the media menu. 

Then any of the following:

Message  Description and Action 
Shuffle
Choose to shuffle or repeat your music. Once you make your choice, it remains on until you switch it off. 
Repeat track
Choose to shuffle or repeat your music. Once you make your choice, it remains on until you switch it off. 
Similar music
You can play similar types of music to the current playlist from the USB port. The system uses the metadata information of each track to compile a playlist. The system then creates a new list of similar tracks and then begins playing. Each track must have the metadata tags populated for this feature. With certain playing devices, if your metadata tags are not populated, the tracks will not be available in voice recognition, the play menu or this option. However, if you place these tracks onto your playing device in mass storage device mode they are available in voice recognition, the play menu or this option. The system places unknowns into any unpopulated metadata tag. 
Reset USB
Resets the USB index. After the new indexing is complete you can choose what to play from the USB song library. 

Accessing Your USB Song Library
  1. Plug the device into your vehicle's USB port.
  1. Press the MEDIA button (next to the audio display) to select USB playback.

Message  Description and Action 
Browse USB
This menu allows you to select and play your media files by artist, album, genre, playlist or track. 

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:

Display   Description and Action 
Play all
Play all indexed media files from your device one at a time in numerical order.*  Press the OK button to select. The first track title appears in the display. 
Playlists
Access your playlists (from formats like ASX, M3U, WPL, or MTP).*  1. Press the OK button to select.  2. Scroll to select the desired playlist, and then press the OK button. 
Songs
Search for and play a specific indexed track.*  1. Press the OK button to select.  2. Scroll to select the desired track, and then press the OK button. 
Artists
Sort all indexed media files by artist. The system then lists and plays all artists and tracks alphabetically.*  1. Press the OK button to select.  2. Scroll to select the desired artist, and then press the OK button. 
Albums
Sort all indexed media files by album.*  1. Press the OK button to select.  2. Scroll to select the desired album, and then press the OK button. 
Genres
Sort all indexed media files by genre (category) type.*  1. Press the OK button to select.  2. Scroll to select the desired genre, and then press the OK button. 
Browse USB
Browse all supported media files on your media player connected to the USB port. You can only view media files that are compatible with SYNC. (Other files are not visible.)  1. Press the OK button to select.  2. Scroll to browse indexed media files on the device, and then press the OK button. 
Reset USB
Resets the USB index. After the new indexing is complete, you can choose what to play from the USB song library. 

*You can use the buttons at the bottom of the audio display to jump to a certain alphabetical category quickly. You can also use the letters on the audio system's numeric keypad to jump in the list.
Using Voice Commands
You can access and view your USB songs using voice commands.
Plug the device into your vehicle's USB port.
Press the voice button and when prompted, say any of the following commands:

Accessing and Viewing USB Media 
(browse | search | show) all (album | albums)
(browse | search | show) all (artist | artists)
(browse | search | show) all (genre | genres)
(browse | search | show) all (playlist | playlists)
(browse | search | show) all (song | songs | title | titles | file | files | track | tracks)
(browse | search | show) album ___
(browse | search | show) artist ___
(browse | search | show) genre ___
(browse | search | show) playlist ___

USB 2
Your vehicle may come equipped with an additional USB port. If so, USB 1 is located at the front of the vehicle at the bottom of the instrument panel. USB 2 is located inside the storage compartment of the vehicle's center console.
You can plug in an additional USB device into the second USB port.
You can access both USB devices by using voice commands.
To access a USB device press the voice button and when prompted say:

Voice command 
USB 1 
USB 2 

Note:  SYNC only supports one connected iOS (Apple) devices at a time (whichever one you plug in first). When you connect a second iOS device, the systems charges it, but does not support playback from it.
Bluetooth Devices and System Settings
You can access these menus using the audio display. See  Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
Voice Commands for Audio Sources
Your voice system allows you to change audio sources with a simple voice command.
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Press the voice button and when prompted say:

Voice Command 
(music | audio | entertainment) [system]
Below are a few examples of voice commands you can use. 
[tune [to]] AM
[tune [to]] AM1
[tune [to]] AM (autostore | AST | autoset)
[tune [to]] AM 2
Bluetooth (audio | stereo)
(disc | CD [player]) play
[tune [to]] FM
[tune [to]] FM1
[tune [to]] FM (autostore | AST | autoset)
[tune [to]] FM 2
Radio
tune [to] SAT
* 
Sirius
* 
(USB [stick] | iPod | MP3 [player])
((who's | who is) this | who plays this | (what's | what is) playing [now] | (what | which) (song | track | artist) is this | (who's | who is) playing | (what's | what is) this)
help

* If equipped.
Radio Voice Commands
Missing Image  If you are listening to the radio, press the voice button, and then say any of the commands in the following table.
If you are not listening to the radio, press the voice button and, after the tone, say:

Voice Command 
Radio
You can then say any of the following commands. 
[tune [to]] AM
[tune [to]] AM1
[tune [to]] AM (autostore | AST | autoset)
[tune [to]] AM 2
[tune [to]] (AM ___ | ___ [AM])
[tune [to]] AM preset ___
[tune [to]] AM1 preset ___
[tune [to]] FM
[tune [to]] FM1
[tune [to]] FM (autostore | AST | autoset) preset ___
[tune [to]] FM 2
[tune [to]] (FM ___ | ___ [FM])
[tune [to]] FM preset ___
FM ___ HD ___
* 
[tune [to]] FM 2 preset ___
HD ___
* 
[tune [to]] preset ___
Tune
help

* If equipped.
Sirius Satellite Radio Voice Commands (If equipped)
Missing Image  To listen to Sirius satellite radio, press the voice button and, after the tone, say:

Voice Commands 
Sirius

When you are listening to Sirius satellite radio, you can press the voice button, and say any of the commands in the following table.

Voice Commands 
tune [to] SAT
[tune [to]] SAT 1
[tune [to]] SAT 2
[tune [to]] SAT 3
[tune [to]] preset ___
[tune [to]] SAT 1 preset ___
[tune [to]] SAT 2 preset ___
[tune [to]] SAT 3 preset ___
tune [to] [Sirius]
Help
[tune [to]] Sirius [channel] ___
You can say the channel number (0-233) to listen to that Sirius station. 

CD Voice Commands
Missing Image  If you are listening to a CD, press the voice button, and then say any of the commands in the following table.
If you are not listening to a CD, press the voice button and, after the tone, say:

Voice Command 
(disc | CD [player]) play
You can then say any of the following commands. 
pause
play
[play] next track
[play] previous track
[play | change to] track [number] ___
repeat (track | song) [on]
repeat folder [on]
repeat off
(shuffle | random | mix) [on | (tracks | songs) [on]]
(shuffle | random | mix) (CD [player] | disc) [on]
(shuffle | random | mix) folder [on]
shuffle off