Ford’s Sync system gained a new choice for AppLink direct control through Slacker. Those with updated versions of Slacker for iOS (App Store), Android Market), or BlackBerry (App World) can both stream radio from 3G or 4G to the car stereo system as well as use voice commands to start playback, skip, ban, or favorite tracks without touching the phone. Controls work both for online and for cached tracks.
The option provides the full range of access depending on what subscribers are willing to pay. Free access behaves more like traditional radio with ads, no on-demand picks, and a limited number of skips per hour.