The Taycan, an all-electric car made by German automobile manufacturer Porsche, has gained exclusive integration with Apple Music’s time-synced lyrics. The vehicle features over 600 PS and a 90 kWh battery. The Taycan previously became the first-ever car maker to integrate the Apple Music service directly via the car’s built-in touchscreen display, no CarPlay needed.
The animated lyrics appear on the passenger-side display. In addition to time-synced lyrics, the automobile maker has also integrated Apple Podcasts into its infotainment system, a first of its kind. This lets Taycan owners listen to podcasts, access top charts for shows and episodes and more. Both time-synced lyrics and Apple Podcasts are available to new Taycan owners now. Existing customers will get the features via a software update in January 2021.
Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Beats and International Content:
A great podcast can make any drive more enjoyable. With Apple Podcasts, drivers can effortlessly catch up on the latest news, hear incredible stories and enjoy the company of their favorite hosts. And with Apple Music, passengers can easily sing along to their favorite songs with time-synced lyrics.
Additional integrations with Apple service will be added in the future. “There is more to come,” said Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. The following features are currently supported out of the box:
- Effortless podcast listening: Listen to your favorite podcast in your Taycan and seamlessly pick up where you left off on your other devices when you link your Apple ID with your car.
- Apple Music integration: Stream 70 million songs ad-free with Apple Music. Subscribers can enjoy a world of music, with a personalized Listen Now tab, thousands of exclusive, curated playlists and daily selections from artists playing today’s hits, classics and country on Apple Music Radio.
- Porsche voice assistant: Use custom Porsche voice control to request songs, albums, playlists or radio stations on Apple Music.
- Discover on broadcast radio, listen on Apple Music: Create your own custom station on Apple Music from any song you find while listening to broadcast radio.
- Exclusive playlists: Listen to curated playlists from Porsche, only on Apple Music.
- In-car streaming data: Complimentary in-car music streaming for 3 years.
- Up to six months included: New and existing Porsche owners get up to 6 months free of Apple Music.
In addition, the Taycan supports Apple’s own CarPlay in-car infotainment system.