Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Entertainment

A. AM 1 and AM AST


A. AM 1 and AM AST

B. FM 1, FM 2 and FM AST

C. SIRIUS

D. CD

E. USB

F. Touch this button to scroll down for more options, such as: • SD Card

• BT Stereo

• A/V In

G. These buttons change with the media mode you are in.

H. Radio memory presets and CD controls.

Note: Some features may not be available in your area. Contact an authorized dealer for more information.

You can access these options using the touchscreen or voice commands.

Browsing Device Content

When listening to audio on a device, you can browse through other devices without having to change sources. For example, if you are currently listening to audio on an SD card, you can browse all the artists that are stored on your USB device.

steering wheel. When prompted, Press the voice icon on the
steering wheel. When prompted, you can say:

*If you have said “Browse”, you can then say any commands in the


*If you have said “Browse”, you can then say any commands in the following chart.

**This command is only usable if you have an active subscription to Sirius satellite radio.

*This command is only usable if you have an active subscription to Sirius


*This command is only usable if you have an active subscription to Sirius satellite radio.

**For more commands in SD card or USB mode, see the “SD card and USB Port” section of this chapter.

For a complete list of “Browse” voice commands, see USB and SD card voice commands and Bluetooth audio voice commands in the following sections.

Your voice system allows you to change audio sources with a simple voice command. For example, if you are listening to music on a USB device, then want to switch to a satellite radio channel, simply press the voice button on the steering wheel controls and say the name of the Sirius station (such as, “the Highway”). The following voice commands

are available at the top level of the voice session no matter which current audio source you are listening to (such as a USB device or Sirius satellite radio). Note: This is only available when your MyFord Touch system language is set to North American English.

*This command is only usable if you have an active subscription to Sirius


*This command is only usable if you have an active subscription to Sirius satellite radio.

**The commands that have [ ] around the word means that the word is optional. For example, if you say, “Play Metallica”, this is the same as the voice command, “Play [artist] <name>”.

AM and FM

to the radio. Touch the AM or FM tab to listen
to the radio.

To change between AM and FM presets, just touch the AM or FM tab.

Memory Presets

Save a station by pressing and holding one of the memory preset areas.

There is a brief mute while the radio saves the station. Sound returns when finished.

HD Radio

Touch this button to turn HD Radio on. The light on the button illuminates when the feature is on. HD Radio allows you to receive radio broadcasts digitally, where available, providing free, crystal-clear sound.

See HD Radio information later in this chapter.

Scan

Touch this button to go to the next strong AM or FM radio station.

The light on the button illuminates when the feature is on.

Options

Sound Settings allows you to adjust settings for: • Bass

• Midrange

• Treble

• Balance and Fade

• DSP (Digital Signal Processing)

• Occupancy Mode

• Speed Compensated Volume.

Note:

Your vehicle may not have all these sound settings.

Set PTY for Seek/Scan

allows you to select a category of music you would like to search for. You can then choose to either seek or scan for the stations playing that category.

RDS Text Display

allows you to view the information broadcast by FM stations.

AST

allows you to have the system automatically store the six strongest stations in your current location.

TAG Button

is available when HD Radio is on, and allows you to tag a song to download later. When you select On, TAG appears on-screen when HD Radio is active. You can touch TAG to save the information of the song that is playing. When you plug in your portable music player, the information transfers, if supported by your device. When you are connected to iTunes, the tags appear to remind you of the songs you would like to download. See HD Radio information later in this chapter.

Direct Tune

Touch this button to manually enter the desired station number. Touch Enter when you are done.

HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

Note:

HD Radio broadcasts are not available in all markets.

HD Radio technology is the digital evolution of analog AM/FM radio.

Your system has a special receiver that allows it to receive digital broadcasts (where available) in addition to the analog broadcasts, it already receives. Digital broadcasts provide a better sound quality than analog broadcasts with free, crystal-clear audio and no static or distortion. For more information, and a guide to available stations and programming, please visit www.hdradio.com.

When HD Radio is on and you tune to a station broadcasting HD Radio technology, you may notice the following indicators on your screen: digital station and stays solid HD) logo blinks when acquiring a
digital station and stays solid when digital audio is playing. When this logo is available, you may also see Title and Artist fields on-screen.

Multicast indicator appears in FM mode (only) if the current station is broadcasting multiple digital broadcasts. The highlighted numbers signify available digital channels where new or different content is available.

HD1 signifies the main programming status and is available in analog and digital broadcasts. Other multicast stations (HD2 through HD7) are only available digitally.

TAG allows you to save a song to download later when you are on an acquired HD Radio station and the feature is on. To turn the feature on and use it: 1. Press AM or FM > Options > TAG button > On.

2. When you hear a song you like, touch TAG.

3. The system automatically saves the song’s information and transfers it to your portable music player (if supported) when you connect it to the system. The system automatically transfers the tag to your player (if already connected) and a pop-up confirms the transfer.

4. When you access iTunes with your portable music player, the tags appear to you as a reminder. The system allows you to tag up to approximately 100 songs. For a list of devices that support tagging, see www.SYNCMyRide.com, www.SYNCMyRide.ca or www.syncmaroute.ca.

When HD Radio broadcasts are active, you can access the following functions: • Scan allows you to hear a brief sampling of all available stations. This feature still works when HD Radio reception is on, although it does not scan for HD2-HD7 channels. You may see the HD logo appear if the station has a digital broadcast.

• Memory presets allow you to save an active channel as a memory preset. Touch and hold a memory preset slot until the sound returns.

There is a brief mute while the radio saves the station. Sound returns when finished. When switching to an HD2 or HD3 memory preset, the sound mutes before the digital audio plays, because the system has to reacquire the digital signal.

• Note: As with any saved radio station, you cannot access the saved station if your vehicle is outside the station’s reception area.

HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting

In order to provide the best possible experience, use the contact form to


In order to provide the best possible experience, use the contact form to report any station issues found while listening to a station broadcasting with HD Radio technology. Independent entities own and operate each station. These stations are responsible for making sure all audio streams and data fields are accurate.


*http://www.ibiquity.com/automotive/report_radio_station_experiences


*http://www.ibiquity.com/automotive/report_radio_station_experiences HD Radio Technology manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corp. U.S. and foreign patents. HD Radio and the HD and HD Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. Ford Motor Company and iBiquity Digital Corp. are not responsible for the content sent using HD Radio technology. Content may be changed, added or deleted at any time at the station owner’s discretion.

Radio Voice Commands

radio, press the voice button on the If you are listening to the
radio, press the voice button on the steering wheel control. When prompted, say any of the commands in the following chart.

If you are not listening to the radio, press the voice button and, after the tone, say “Radio”, then any of the commands in the following chart.

*If available.


*If available.

**If you have said, “Tune”, see the following “Tune” chart.

Sirius Satellite Radio (If Activated)*If available.


Sirius Satellite Radio (If Activated)

the touchscreen, then select the Press the lower left corner of
the touchscreen, then select the SIRIUS tab.

Presets

Save a channel by pressing and holding one of the memory preset areas.

There is a brief mute while the radio saves the channel. Sound returns when finished.

ALERT

Save the current song, artist, or team as a favorite. The system alerts you when it plays again on any channel.

Replay

Replay audio on the current channel. You can replay approximately 45 minutes of audio as long as you have remained tuned to the current station. Changing stations erases the previous audio.

While in replay mode: • Press and release the seek buttons to hear the previous or next song.

• Press and hold the seek buttons to reverse or fast forward in the current track.

• Press play or pause to play or pause the audio.

• Press Replay to return to live audio if you have been using the feature to replay audio.

Scan

Touch this button to hear a brief sampling of channels.

Options

Sound Settings allows you to adjust settings for: • Bass

• Midrange

• Treble

• Balance and Fade

• DSP (Digital Signal Processing)

• Occupancy Mode

• Speed Compensated Volume.

Note: Your vehicle may not have all these sound settings.

Set Category for Seek/Scan allows you to select a category of music you would like to search for. You can then choose to either seek or scan for the stations playing that category.

Parental Lockout allows you to lock and unlock channels, change or reset your PIN or unlock all channels. To use this feature, you need your initial PIN, which is 1234.

Artist/Title/Team Alerts allows you to select Artists, Titles and Teams that you would like the system to alert you to when they are playing on other channels. Press Edit Alerts to delete or turn off alerts. You can also set all alerts to on or off. When an alert appears on the screen, you can choose to Tune to the channel, to Cancel the alert or to Disable Alerts. If you are listening to a sporting event, you can save your favorite teams so that the system can alert you when they are playing on a satellite radio channel.

Note: Sirius does not support the Alert feature on all channels. Ford Motor Company shall not be responsible for Alert feature variation.

Electronic Serial Number (ESN) is required when you need to activate, modify or track your satellite radio account. The ESN is on the System Information Screen (SR ESN: XXXXXXXXXXXX). To access your ESN, press the bottom left corner of the touchscreen, then SIRIUS > Options.

Direct Tune

Touch this button to manually enter the desired satellite channel number. Touch Enter when you are done.

Browse

Touch this button to view a list of all available stations. Scroll to see more categories. Touch the station you want to listen to.

Touch Skip if you want to skip this channel.

Touch Lock if you do not want anyone to listen to this channel.

Touch Title or Artist to see song and artists on other stations.

Satellite Radio Voice Commands

satellite radio, press the voice If you are listening to Sirius
satellite radio, press the voice button on the steering wheel control. When prompted, say any of the commands in the following chart.

If you are not listening to Sirius satellite radio, press the voice button and, after the tone, say “Sirius”, then any of the commands in the following chart.

*If you have said, “Sports game”, see the following “Sports game” chart.


*If you have said, “Sports game”, see the following “Sports game” chart.

**If you have said, “Tune”, see the following “Tune” chart.


Sirius Satellite Radio Information


Sirius Satellite Radio Information

Note:

Sirius reserves the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add or delete programming including canceling, moving or adding particular channels, and its prices, at any time, with or without notice to you.

Ford Motor Company shall not be responsible for any such programming changes.

Note:

This receiver includes the eCos real-time operating system. eCos is published under the eCos License.

Sirius satellite radio is a


Sirius satellite radio is a subscription-based satellite radio service that broadcasts a variety of music, sports, news, weather, traffic and entertainment programming.

Your factory-installed Sirius satellite radio system includes hardware and a limited subscription term that begins on the date of sale or lease of your vehicle. See your authorized dealer for availability.

For more information on extended subscription terms (a service fee is required), the online media player and a list of Sirius satellite radio channels, and other features, please visit www.siriusxm.com in the United States, www.sirius.ca in Canada, or call Sirius at 1-888-539-7474.




CD


CD

the touchscreen, and then select Press the lower left corner of
the touchscreen, and then select the CD tab.

You can also advance and reverse the current track or current folder, if applicable.

Repeat

Touch this button to repeat the currently playing track, all tracks on the disc or turn the feature off if already on.

Shuffle

Touch this button to play the tracks or entire albums in random order, or turn the feature off if already on.

Scan

Touch this button to hear a brief sampling of all available tracks.

More Info

Touch this button to see disc information.

Options

Sound Settings allows you to adjust settings for: • Bass

• Midrange

• Treble

• Balance and Fade

• DSP (Digital Signal Processing)

• Occupancy Mode

• Speed Compensated Volume.

Note: Your vehicle may not have all these sound settings.

Compression allows you to turn the compression feature on and off.

Browse

Touch this button to look through all available CD tracks.

CD Voice Commands

press the voice button on the If you are listening to a CD,
press the voice button on the steering wheel control. When prompted, say any of the commands in the following chart.

If you are not listening to a CD, press the voice button and, after the tone, say “CD”, then any of the commands in the following chart.

*This applies to WMA or MP3 files only.


*This applies to WMA or MP3 files only.

SD Card Slot and USB Port

SD Card Slot

Note:

Your SD card slot is spring-loaded. To remove the SD card, press the card in and the system ejects it. Do not attempt to pull the card to remove it as this could cause damage.

Note: The navigation system also uses this card slot. See Navigation system later in this chapter for more information.

The slot is located either in the center console


The slot is located either in the center console or behind a small access door in the instrument panel. To access and play music from your card, press the lower left corner of the touchscreen, and then select SD Card from the list on the left side of the screen.

SD logo is a trademark of SD-3C,


SD logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.

USB Port

The ports are located either in the center


The ports are located either in the center console or behind a small access door in the instrument panel. To access and play music from your device, press the lower left corner of the touchscreen, and then select the USB tab.

This feature allows you to plug in media playing devices, memory sticks, flash drives or thumb drives, and charge devices if they support this feature.

In order to playback video from your iPod or iPhone, if compatible, you must have a special combination USB/RCA composite video cable, which you can buy from Apple. When you connect the cable to your iPod or iPhone, plug the other end into both the RCA jacks and the USB port.

Playing Music from Your Device

Insert your device and select the SD Card or USB tab once the system recognizes it. You can then select from the following options: Repeat replays the currently playing song or album.

Shuffle plays music on the selected album or folder in random order.

Similar Music allows you to choose music similar to what is currently playing.

More Info displays information such as current track, artist name, album and genre.

Options allows you to view and adjust various media settings.

• Sound Settings allows you to adjust settings for: • Bass

• Midrange

• Treble

• Balance and Fade

• DSP (Digital Signal Processing)

• Occupancy Mode

• Speed Compensated Volume.

Note: Your vehicle may not have all these sound settings.

• Media Player Settings allows you to select more settings, which is under Media Player. See Settings.

• Device Information displays software and firmware information about the currently connected media device.

• Update Media Index indexes your device each time you connect it to make sure you have the latest voice commands available for all media on the device.

Browse allows you to view the contents of the device. It also allows you to search by categories, such as genre, artist or album.

If you want to view song information such as Title, Artist, File, Folder, Album, and Genre, touch the on-screen album art.

You can also touch What’s Playing to hear how the system pronounces the current band and song. This can be helpful when using voice commands to make sure the system correctly plays your request.

SD Card and USB Voice Commands

device or an SD card, press the If you are listening to a USB
device or an SD card, press the voice button on the steering wheel control. When prompted, say any of the commands in the following chart.

If you are not listening to a USB device or an SD card, press the voice button and, after the tone, say “USB” or “SD card”, then any of the commands in the following chart.


*If you have said you would like to browse your USB or SD card, the


*If you have said you would like to browse your USB or SD card, the system prompts you to specify what you would like to browse. When prompted, see the following “Browse” chart.

**This command is only available in USB mode and are device-dependent.


*This command is only available in USB mode and are device-dependent.


*This command is only available in USB mode and are device-dependent.

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.

It is also able to organize your indexed media from your playing device by metadata tags. Metadata tags, which are descriptive software identifiers embedded in the media files, 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.

In order to playback video from your iPod® or iPhone®, (if compatible), you MUST have a special combination USB/RCA composite video cable (which you can buy from Apple®). When the cable is connected to your iPod® or iPhone®, plug the other end into both the RCA jacks and the USB port.

Bluetooth Audio

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

To access, press the lower left corner on the touchscreen, then select the BT Stereo tab.

Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands


Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands

Bluetooth audio device, press the voiceIf you are listening to a
Bluetooth audio device, press the voice button on the steering wheel control. When prompted, say “Next song”, “Pause”, “Play” or “Previous song”.

If you are not listening to a Bluetooth audio device, press the voice button and, after the tone, say “Bluetooth Audio”, then “Next song”, “Pause”, “Play” or “Previous song”.

A/V Inputs

WARNING:

Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any hand-held device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible.

Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.

WARNING:

For safety reasons, do not connect or adjust the settings on your portable music player while your vehicle is moving.

WARNING:

Store the portable music player in a secure location, such as the center console or the glove box, when your vehicle is in motion. Hard objects may become projectiles in a crash or sudden stop, which may increase the risk of serious injury. The audio extension cable must be long enough to allow the portable music player to be safely stored while your vehicle is moving.

Your A/V inputs allow you to connect an


Your A/V inputs allow you to connect an auxiliary audio/video source (such as a gaming systems or a personal camcorder) by connecting RCA cords (not included) to these input jacks. The jacks are yellow, red and white and are located either behind a small access door on the instrument panel or in your center console.

You can also use the A/V inputs as an auxiliary input jack to play music from your portable music player over your vehicle’s speakers. Plug in your 1/8 inch (3.5 millimeter) RCA adapter into the two left A/V input jacks (red and white).

Press the lower left corner of the touchscreen, and then select A/V In.

To use the auxiliary input jack feature, make sure that your portable music player is designed for use with headphones and that it is fully charged. You also need an audio extension cable with stereo male 1/8th-inch (3.5 millimeter) connectors at one end and a RCA jack at the other.

1. Switch off the engine, radio and portable music player. Set the parking brake and put the transmission in position P.

2. Attach one end of the audio extension cable to the headphone output of your player and the other end into the adapter in one of the two left A/V input jacks (white or red) inside the center console.

3. Press the lower left corner on the touchscreen. Select either a tuned FM station or a CD (if there is a CD already loaded into the system).

4. Adjust the volume as desired.

5. Turn the portable music player on and adjust the volume to 1⁄2 the maximum.

6. Press the lower left corner on the touchscreen. Select the A/V In tab.

(You should hear audio from your portable music player although it may be low.) 7. Adjust the sound on your portable music player until it reaches the level of the FM station or CD by switching back and forth between the controls.

In order to playback video from your iPod® or iPhone® (if compatible), you must have a special combination USB/RCA composite video cable (which you can buy from Apple®). When the cable is connected to your iPod® or iPhone®, plug the other end into both the RCA jacks and the USB port.

Troubleshooting

• Do not connect the audio input jack to a line level output. The jack only works correctly with devices that have a headphone output with a volume control.

• Do not set the portable music player’s volume level higher than is necessary to match the volume of the CD or FM radio as this causes distortion and reduces sound quality.

• If the music sounds distorted at lower listening levels, turn the portable music player volume down. If the problem persists, replace or recharge the batteries in the portable media player.

• Control the portable media player in the same manner when used with headphones, as the auxiliary input jack does not provide control (such as Play or Pause) over the attached portable media player.

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