Ford has announced that Anghami users around the Middle East can now stream their favourite music on the go via Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink®.
With more than 70 million registered users who can enjoy access to more than 30 million songs, Anghami is the region’s leading audio streaming platform. The announcement means that Apple iPhone and Android users will be able to control Anghami from the big screen in their car via AppLink and enjoy their favourite streaming music on the go.
“We know that people want a seamless integration between the technology on their phone, and their car – and we’ve been working with Anghami to bring the service to Ford owners,” said Ziad Chaaban, Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineer, Ford Middle East. “With the SYNC 3 AppLink platform, drivers can access their favourite apps safely while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.”
“We’re excited to be welcoming our very first Arabic language app to AppLink. Adding services from partners like Anghami really shows the power and potential of AppLink in enhancing the customer experience – often, months after purchase.” Chaaban added
Anghami is configured with additional features that are unique to Ford’s SYNC® 3 AppLink®, giving users faster access to trending content, like the ability to stream the International top charts and local top chart with just one click while on the road.
Ford SYNC AppLink enables drivers to use supported smartphone apps on their vehicle’s integrated touchscreen; with advanced voice and steering wheel controls. AppLink is powered by SmartDeviceLink (SDL) an open source software solution promoted by a number of auto makers. SDL provides a common interface between apps and vehicles.
“We’re extremely excited about the prospect of bringing Anghami to Ford drivers,” said Anghami spokesperson Choucri Khairallah, Vice President of Business Development. “The success of the platform since our launch in 2012 has been incredible – and the opportunity to work with a progressive, customer oriented company like Ford, has been tremendous. We’re looking forward to seeing how Ford owners across the region adopt and use the service.”
Ford last year added navigation and traffic app Waze to SYNC® 3 AppLink® for its Middle East customers., bringing the world’s largest community-based navigation app, helping Ford owners to outsmart traffic together.