19MY Velar Software Update

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John MH
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19MY Velar Software Update

Post by John MH » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:11 pm

Velar just had its first service, software updated but I was told that in order to get Apple Car Play I have to pay £240 for a smartphone pack? is that correct?
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Haybrd
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Re: 19MY Velar Software Update

Post by Haybrd » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:40 pm

In short, yes. It’s at the dealers discretion to charge or not apparently. It’s included as standard on 20MY.
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John MH
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Re: 19MY Velar Software Update

Post by John MH » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Is it worth £240?
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Milky400
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Re: 19MY Velar Software Update

Post by Milky400 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:36 pm

I would raise a Complaint via JLR customer relations about the software issues you’ve been experiencing and suggest by way of compensation that they should install for free.
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Simonh
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Re: 19MY Velar Software Update

Post by Simonh » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am

Its well worth the money if you want a choice of navigation apps (Waze, TomTom GO, Apple Maps, Google Maps), Siri to read and compose messages, WhatsApp read and compose messages, access to your music library with audio routed over the lightning connection and not bluetooth, BBC Sounds playback and radio streaming, much nicer phone app than the InControl one etc...
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SpokenHands
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Re: 19MY Velar Software Update

Post by SpokenHands » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:56 pm

I havent bothered though my car had this upgrade for free
- I dont use any of those apps, hate the Carplay user interface compared to the brilliant one by JLR, and frankly have never had any issues using Bluetooth for the stuff that matters to me (Spotify music)
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