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3/25/2021
Playing Music with Model Year 2018 and Older RIDE COMMAND

There are several audio options on your five-button 7-inch RIDE COMMAND Touchscreen display: AM/FM radio, weather radio, Bluetooth® and USB/iPod® Audio. You can listen to the audio through speakers, if equipped, or through a connected headset. 

Note: When a headset is connected to the RIDE COMMAND display, the user has the option to toggle between the speaker and the headset for all audio sources. The switch is pictured below. 

headset audio switch

Music Source Selector
Press the hard music button to access the Music screen.  

Music button on Ride Command

To display all available music options, press the button again or tap the source selector button in the top-left corner of the screen. This will open the source selection screen.

Source selection

AM/FM Radio
Once AM or FM radio is selected from the source selector button, the following information will display on the screen for the station that is playing. 

Radio

  • Frequency
  • Buttons to tune up/down (0.2 MHz for FM, 10 KHz for AM)
  • Scan buttons
  • Station name (if available)
  • Artist name (if available)
  • Song name (if available)
  • Audio settings (gear icon)
  • Volume decrease
  • Volume increase
  • Mute 
  • Signal strength

Along the bottom of the screen are radio presets that can be assigned to your favorite stations. To save a preset, tune to the desired frequency and tap and hold the HOLD TO SET. To replace a preset, select the channel you wish to overwrite. Tune to the channel you wish to set as a preset. Hold the preset button to reset the saved channel. 

Weather Radio 
To access the Weather Radio, press the source selector button in the top-left corner of the screen. Select WEATHER RADIO. 

Weather radio

Once selected, the screen will display information for the station that is playing, including: 

  • Frequency
  • Station number
  • Audio settings icon 
  • Signal strength

Switch stations by selecting the desired weather station on the bottom of the screen. Note: Available stations vary by geographic location. 

USB Audio
To access your USB audio, press the source selector button in the top-left corner of the audio screen. Select USB/IPOD. Using the USB port in the glovebox, you can connect a USB flash drive with music loaded or use a USB cable plugged in to your mobile device. Note: If using a USB, expect a short delay in playback while the audio system reads your files. 

USB audio screen

Once selected, the center of the screen will display information for the song that is playing, including: 

  • Song title
  • Artist 
  • Album name
  • Album artwork (if available)
  • Song progress bar (includes current location and song length)
  • Audio settings icon
  • Playback controls
  • Repeat (if available)
  • Shuffle (if available) 
  • Up Next panel (if available)  
  • More Menu (if available)

To access the More Menu, click the menu button shown below.

More menu

 

In the More Menu, music is categorized by artist, album and song. All available music categories found on the connected USB flash drive will appear under the More menu. 

 

More menu

 

1. Artists: Shows all albums by the selected artist. 

 

More menu > artists

 

2. Artists > Albums: Shows a list of songs on the album.  

 

Album

 

3. Artists > Albums > Songs: A “Play All” button will show at the top of the screen. Tap the three dots "•••" to reveal the options: “Clear and Play” or “Add to Queue.” 

Playback Controls for USB Music
The playback controls available on your RIDE COMMAND display include the following: 

  • Previous song
  • Play/pause
  • Next song
  • More menu

Bluetooth® Audio
When no phone is connected, the Bluetooth® music screen will display a list of paired devices and the option to add a new device, as seen below. To connect a device to the RIDE COMMAND display, read Connecting Bluetooth® Devices to 2018 and Older RIDE COMMAND.

To access Bluetooth® music, press the source selector button in the top-left corner of the screen. Select BLUETOOTH®.  

Bluetooth pairing screen

Once selected, the center of the screen will display information for the song that is playing, including: 

  • Song title
  • Artist
  • Album
  • Song progress bar (includes current location and track length)
  • Playback controls
  • Audio settings (gear icon)

If no sound is available after you begin streaming, check the volume on the Bluetooth® (source) device. Turn the volume up to enable the music to play.  

Playback Controls for Bluetooth® Music
Note: Some playback controls are unavailable when playing music from a streaming service. The playback controls for Bluetooth® music include: 

  • Previous song
  • Play/pause
  • Next song
  • More menu (if available) 

For more information, view the video below. 

Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.
iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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