Yes, there’s a car now with built-in podcast support
Porsche and Apple have partnered to introduce a seamless podcast experience on Porsche Taycan with support for Apple Podcasts. The Porsche Taycan is an all-electric car made by the German automobile manufacturer.
This is the first-ever full integration of Apple Podcasts, or any podcast service for that matter, in any vehicle. Last year, Porsche had integrated Apple Music on the Taycan (it now supports Apple Music’s Time-Synced lyrics as well).
Drivers will be able to stream podcasts from the touchscreen display of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit or use the Porsche Voice Assistant to request popular podcast episodes or shows from Apple Podcasts just by using their voice. They’ll also be able to pick up where they left off on other devices if they link their Apple ID with the car.
Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG, said that the Taycan sets benchmarks within the context of digitalization and sustainability. The Apple Music and Apple Podcast offerings expand the emotional driving experience. “A great podcast can make any drive more enjoyable,” Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music, Beats and International Content, added.
Of course, Taycan also supports Apple CarPlay. Drivers can easily connect their iPhone and listen to music and podcasts by tapping the Taycan touchscreen display or by asking Siri. Apple Podcasts and Apple Music’s time-synced lyrics are available to new Taycan customers now and will rollout to all owners in January.