To promote CarPlay in Volkswagens, Volkswagen gives every new buyer a free Apple Music for six months starting May 1, 2018. The offer runs through April 30, 2019 and applies to new customers, existing ones will get only three months free.
With many car brands you can choose CarPlay in your installation system. Volkswagen also offers support for CarPlay for most models with built-in systems, so that you can safely use certain apps on your iPhone on the go. WhatsApp works in CarPlay, but also the standard apps such as Maps, Messages and Telephone. The Music app also appears on your CarPlay screen and to make the best use of it you can listen to Apple Music for free for six months as a new Volkswagen driver.
In the US there is a similar action, but with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. When purchasing a new Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram with CarPlay, Americans will receive six months of Apple Music as a gift. This action will also start in early May.
In addition to Apple Music, you can also use Spotify in CarPlay. The standard Spotify app for the iPhone has been adapted for the CarPlay screen, allowing you to easily browse through your music library. As far as music services are concerned, Apple gives you several choices, while in terms of navigation in CarPlay you can only choose from Apple Maps.