iPod® Compatibility in Your Audi


The key to always having thousands of songs with you in your Audi: the iPod® compatibility enables you to control the Apple iPod® conveniently like a CD changer. Switch between songs and playlists via the radio or the optional multifunction steering wheel of your Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A4 Cabriolet or Audi TT.


iPod® Compatibility

Control the iPod® like a CD Changer

The iPod® compatibility is connected via the CD changer controls and is therefore identified by the radio or navigation system as a CD changer. iPod® tracks are consequently controlled in the same way as operating a CD changer, via the buttons on the radio or navigation system plus with MMI® operating logic. It is not possible to operate a CD changer and iPod adapter simultaneously, because they both use the same connection on the radio.


Existing playlists on the iPod® are identified as CDs and displayed as CD1-CD5 in the changer controls. All tracks stored on the iPod® are identified as CD6. The iPod® compatibility is unable to process information stored on the iPod® for the artist, track, album and genre.


The current playlist, the track currently playing and the playing time of the track appear in the display of the radio or navigation system plus with MMI® operating logic.


Supported Players

All iPods® with dock connector, a 30-pin flat plug, can be connected up to the adapter of the iPod® compatibility. iPod® models without a dock connector, e.g. exclusively with a USB or Firewire connection, cannot be connected.


Audi Music Interface

The Audi music interface offers a market-leading, unique and intelligent integration with the iPod®. Any iPod® Generation 4 and higher (iPod®, iPod® nano, iPod® photo) equipped with the Dock Connector may be connected to the supplied adapter cable. The main iPod® menu structure will be displayed on the MMI® screen. The central control knob on the MMI® panel, or the multifunction steering wheel controls, may be used to easily navigate through playlists, albums, artists, etc. The Audi music interface also charges the iPod® battery while it is connected.



New features that differentiate the Audi music interface system from other systems with MP3 compatibility include its adaptability with future generation devices. The Audi music interface uses a standardized 18-pin connector in the glovebox. The adapter cable with the iPod® Dock Connector is just the beginning; various adapters, including USB, are also available.

  • Integrates iPod® menus into MMI® and instrument cluster displays

  • Displays Artist/Title information on MMI®

  • Fingertip control via MMI® or multifunction steering wheel

  • Installs in Glovebox (A6/A8) or under center armrest (Audi Q7) for easy access

  • Standardized connector - accepts various music player adapter cables

  • Additional Adapter Cables sold separately via Audi Accessories