HondaLink App Launcher
By American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
The HondaLink® Launcher App enables a variety of Apple iPhone apps to be played through the Display Audio system of HondaLink Next Generation equipped vehicles. The app also operates as a convenient link to download compatible apps onto your iPhone.
These apps include the HondaLink Navigation App, the HondaLink Aha App (entertainment) , the HondaLink Connect App (vehicle information) and now the iHeartRadio App for Auto.
HondaLink Next Generation is available on select US and Canada Honda vehicles only including 2014, and 2015 Honda Civic (EX models and above), 2015 and 2016 Honda Fit (EX models and above), 2015 Honda CR-V (EX models and above) and the 2014 and 2015 Honda City (EX models and above) (Mexico Only). Check the HondaLink website for updated vehicle and model availability.
The app is compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C, 6 and 6 Plus. Not compatible with iPhone 4/4S or earlier.
The apps can work either in standalone mode (for use when not driving) or when connected to Honda vehicles equipped with the HondaLink Next Generation-ready technology.
NOTE: Use of HondaLink Next Generation apps in the vehicle requires an HDMI cable connector, Apple lightning adapter, and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connection. See hondanavi.com or handsfreelink.com for more information or to order the HondaLink iOS Cable Kit ($99).
Some services require use of GPS for location-based content. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 1.4
Updated to add new integration for iHeartRadio App for Auto version 1.7.2 or later.
Compatible with iOS 8.3.
Update. How do I change to a zero star review. Only works half the time. The navigation app doesn't load 25% of the time. Requires cellphone service for nav to work. And. Where's the apps. Beautiful TV Screen. No apps. Why not add weather alerts. Weather radar. Why not add apps like escort radar. Why not add apps like waze or sigalert. Travel apps. Tom Tom. Why not allow Apple car play. So much potential. So much failure from Honda.
UPDATE: App remains worthless. If this is the future of Honda. We are in trouble. No value. Why not allow Apple Carplay in Honda's. Oh. Yea. The Honda Navigation APP is not compatible with iOS 8.1.1. Will not sync with the Honda Touch Screen. Wasted $60. Now have no on screen navigation. Should have purchased the over priced Navigation System.
Worthless App. An App to launch Honda Apps. Too bad Honda doesn't have any. If it wasn't required for Honda Link. It would be deleted.
1 Star is too generous
I can honestly say that this is probably the most useless app I've ever downloaded. I'd been promised that they would have plenty of third party apps available through HondaLink; I was lied to.
The only third party app is aha, which I don't use. I'd been told by the dealer that Audible would be available, but nope. I'd been told that I'd be able to use the Waze navigation app; also not true.
The app has a few minor hands free features, but they are all slow and the native abilities of my iPhone work better.
My suggestion is, if you're planning on using this app, don't bother. Just connect your phone via Bluetooth and use it as you would normally. This app doesn't do a dang thing that it promises.
This is a decent app but we want the continuity and intuitive use that CarPlay will offer. Let's get on with it. This is an unnecessary baby step to where all iPhone users want to be. I paid the 60 bucks and this is mediocre at best and I find it's easier to just use my iPhone navigation than to run the interface. I can just use Siri for example an say " directions home" or wherever. It's part of the iOS she'll we use when not in the car and seriously just waiting for CarPlay. Wish I had opportunity for beta version in my 2025 Honda CR-V.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 04, 2015
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 12.7 MB
- Languages: English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
- ©2013 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.