What Is Chevy MyLink?

Chevrolet drivers around Youngstown, Ohio, are raving about Chevy MyLink, the latest infotainment system powering the in-vehicle technology. MyLink features pre-installed apps and syncs your cellphone with your Chevy’s touchscreen for hands-free operations while driving. In addition, downloading the Chevy app to your smart device enables you to operate your vehicle remotely. We’ve taken a deep dive into the Chevy MyLink system to help you better understand it and get the most out of it.

Which Models Have Chevy MyLink?

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Touchscreens in vehicles have been around for over 10 years. However, they were part of option packages in the beginning. Chevy MyLink debuted in select models beginning in 2012. Therefore, if your Chevrolet has an infotainment touchscreen built after 2012, you have Chevy MyLink to operate the system. Over the next 10 years, infotainment technology’s popularity has risen dramatically, pushing the automotive industry to install these systems as standard features. As a result, beginning In 2017, Chevrolet installed Chevy MyLink in every model.

Sync Your Smartphone

Chevy MyLink enables your cellphone or tablet to sync with the infotainment system in your Chevrolet through the touchscreen display. Partnerships with technology companies led to built-in software such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth to make syncing seamless and practical. 

Today, Chevy MyLink lets you make calls, reply to texts, stream your favorite music, get navigation, and more hands-free using simple, intuitive voice commands. Steering-wheel-mounted controls can also operate your infotainment system and cellphone, enabling calling functions, activating apps, and more. 

You’ll stay connected to friends, family, and work with Chevy MyLink, as long as you have a compatible smartphone. You’ll keep in touch whether your day finds you at Meander River Reservoir just outside of Youngstown or at Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the outskirts of Cleveland.

OnStar Pre-Loaded

Your Chevy MyLink comes with OnStar pre-loaded as an app in your infotainment system. Our customers love how OnStar elevates their driving experience with its suite of remote connectivity services. When you purchase a new or late-model vehicle from #1 Cochran Chevrolet, you’ll receive a free trial subscription to OnStar. Subscriptions vary by car, but you can sign up for the plan of your choice when they end.

OnStar’s basic plan offers remote connectivity to lock, unlock, start, and stop your car using your cellphone. In addition, basic subscribers can connect with their favorite home assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use OnStar to find your vehicle in crowded parking lots or activate the stolen vehicle assistance service should the unthinkable happen. Additional services through OnStar include remote crash assistance, roadside assistance, and on-demand vehicle diagnostics.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Pre-Loaded

Youngstown’s location makes it close enough to enjoy the services and amenities of a big city within easy reach of the rural Ohio countryside. No matter where you drive, SiriusXM satellite radio on your Chevy MyLink system provides access to thousands of programming options, from music to news, sports, and entertainment. You’ll receive a free trial subscription to SiriusXM on all new and late-model Chevrolet cars bought from us.

In addition, your free trial subscription includes SiriusXM Travel Link/NavTraffic services. You’ll receive real-time traffic updates to help you navigate accidents and detours around Youngstown. Also, you can plot gas stations along your way and choose the best fuel prices, all through the Chevy MyLink infotainment system.

Pandora Pre-Loaded

Streaming music has never been easier with Pandora pre-loaded to your Chevy MyLink infotainment system. Pandora offers personalized programming based on your selections, be they music, comedians, or composers. 

Stitcher for Podcasts Pre-Loaded

The popular podcast platform Stitcher delivers over 100,000 podcasts and radio shows. In addition to streaming content to your infotainment system, you can also stream from your compatible Apple or Android device.

Teen Driver Training

Chevy MyLink provides the unique opportunity to help coach your young drivers. Even when you aren’t in the vehicle, your teenager will learn safe driving techniques. You simply open up the Chevy MyLink app on your cellphone, activate the system, and set up your parameters. For example, you can mute the radio if seatbelts haven’t been fastened, send alerts to your teen driver when they exceed your preset speed limit, and even control the maximum allowable volume for the audio system.

After your teen returns your vehicle, you can access a report card that provides detailed insight into their driving habits. In addition, Chevy MyLink’s teen driving technology prevents your teen from disabling certain safety features like the park assist system. Finally, when a driver-assist system activates, such as the forward collision alert or forward automatic emergency braking, you’ll receive a push notification. These alerts allow you to immediately check on your teen’s health and well-being and provide support if necessary.

Built-In Navigation

Send your navigation information to your Chevy MyLink infotainment system and never get lost again. This system calls out turn-by-turn directions, letting you focus on the road.

Built-In Marketplace App

This new feature enables you to shop the Marketplace app using your Chevy MyLink system. You’ll get offers from major retail outlets you love, as well as purchase tickets to upcoming theater events, sports contests, movies, and more. In addition, you can pay for gas and food and even book hotels with the innovative Marketplace app.

Chevy MyLink App Store

Don’t see your favorite app pre-loaded? No problem. Simply visit the Chevy MyLink App Store and find your favorites among the hundreds of available apps. Then, download the app with the push of a button, and you can begin to enjoy it.

Learn More About Chevy MyLink

Staying connected in today’s world has never been more critical. Fortunately, it has never been easier than with Chevy MyLink. If you’re interested in learning more about Chevy MyLink, you can contact us with questions. If you want a hands-on demonstration, you can stop by our dealership at any time. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will show you all Chevy MyLink features.

At #1 Cochran Chevrolet, we have an expansive inventory of new cars, trucks, and SUVs that feature Chevy MyLink. So if you’re looking to elevate your Youngstown, Ohio, commute with a quality vehicle loaded with the tech you love, we invite you to browse our inventory online.