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  • Slug
    Member Since: 19 Jan 2019
    Location: East Midlands
    Posts: 15
    United Kingdom 

    Smartphone Pack?

    Can somebody tell me the ‘smartphone pack’ is that I keep reading about on this great forum please.
    It doesn’t seem to be an option when I configure a build.
    Just wondering what it is and it’s features.
    Cheers guys.
  • MalithS
    Member Since: 16 Aug 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
    Posts: 123
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    The smartphone pack was only launched recently. Im sure it is now on the build configurator when you order a new car.

    Here is a link although some dealers have done it for free:
    https://gear.landrover.com/gb/en/range-rov...roid-auto/

    If you have In control Pro V 18C or upwards the smart phone pack is supported in these software versions. Anything earlier you will need to get in control pro software updated first before enabling smarthone pack.

    It basically adds Android auto and Apple car play for your car.

    https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/carplay/

    https://www.android.com/auto/
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 409
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    Maybe it’s because I don’t use a mobile more than a few times per year, but I fail to see why people get excited over this.
  • Rikster23
    Member Since: 23 Nov 2018
    Location: Shoreham-By-Sea
    Posts: 36
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    CarPlay is really great. That's probably the main reason for getting excited, not the actual phone part, which is perfectly fine through ICTP.

    I can't say I have used Android Auto as I only have apple phones, but CarPlay allows you to use the Apple Music app, Google Maps, Spotify, Siri, Iplayer Radio, BBC Sounds etc...

    Cheers

    Rik

    MY2019 HSE Luxury 3.0 SDV6 - Corris grey, Dynamic Pack, Black contrast roof, Adaptive Dynamics, Electric Tow Pack
  • simonh
    Member Since: 02 Apr 2017
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 954
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Farallon Black

    Siri works very well for dictating messages and also reading out messages. Apple Maps uses TomTom's traffic data and highlights traffic issues faster than the built it LR sat nav I find.

    Waze is also pretty good though its graphics are a bit clunky.

    BBC Sounds doesn't support CarPlay yet though and doesn't appear on my CarPlay home screen.

    17MY Farallon Black HSE 2L Ingenium (Brilliant engine) - Supplied by the excellent Shukers of Ludlow.
  • chaos_theory
    Member Since: 29 Oct 2018
    Location: Teddington
    Posts: 75
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    I agree with the OP. When I ordered recently, it was not on the configurator and it was not advertised or offered in the sales process. I got the dealer to add it a pre-delivery in the end through a s/w update after they had tried to deny its existence. The LR product management leaves a lot to be desired.

    Andrew
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 128
    United Kingdom 

    Dangerdave wrote:
    Maybe it’s because I don’t use a mobile more than a few times per year, but I fail to see why people get excited over this.

    I suspect direct access to the Music app in the car headunit will be very useful, but the killer app for me is Waze. It's a much better navigation aid than any OEM one (I'm comparing directly with BMW iDrive with RTTI). It's rerouting in urban situations is sensationally good and has saved me many hours of queuing in the past few months. Having Waze in the headunit is something that I am genuinely looking forward to.

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 128
    United Kingdom 

    chaos_theory wrote:
    I agree with the OP. When I ordered recently, it was not on the configurator and it was not advertised or offered in the sales process. I got the dealer to add it a pre-delivery in the end through a s/w update after they had tried to deny its existence. The LR product management leaves a lot to be desired.

    Agree on their PM abilities!

    I did the opposite and begged for it to be added at cost to my order form, which felt slightly odd having read all the posts of it coming free with version upgrades on here. But better safe than sorry!

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 128
    United Kingdom 

    Have just seen the MY2020 specifications that NightFox kindly provided and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are listed as included on every model.

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 653
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Hi Equilibrium, can you give the link for these MY20 specs or pm me?

    Thx
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 653
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Just saw the Dropbox file, so thx!
  • Tempted
    Member Since: 12 Apr 2019
    Location: UK
    Posts: 32
    United Kingdom 

    Can this be added retrospectively to a September 2018 build vehicle?
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1052
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Yes I have had added to my March 2017 HSE a few weeks ago.

    You may even get it free if you complain about issues with the software! Laughing
  • Tempted
    Member Since: 12 Apr 2019
    Location: UK
    Posts: 32
    United Kingdom 

    Oh great! So to clarify, that gave you Android Auto and Apple Carplay...?

    Any idea what they charge if not free?
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1052
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Probably whatever it says on the price list for Smartpack
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