What is Subaru Starlink?


Subaru's optional Starlink infotainment platform provides hands-free connectivity and and safety services to vehicle occupants.  It works with Apple and Android devices.  Learn more below.
 
 
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The new safety and security capabilities for 2016 extend the brand's reputation for providing occupant protection and peace of mind and do so with typical Subaru value. Two STARLINK packages will be available and offer one of the industry's best values for such connected services. The STARLINK Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. Subaru customers receive a one-year subscription with the purchase of a new vehicle. After the first year, a two-year subscription is $99, which in some cases is significantly lower than other brands' connected services.

For even greater peace of mind, customers can subscribe to the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package, which adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator. For the first year, the Safety Plus & Security Plus Package can be added for $49. A two-year subscription is $149 and includes the cost of the Safety Plus subscription and all are notable values among the industry's connected services offerings.

STARLINK uses built-in AT&T 4G LTE wireless capability and Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services to provide a comprehensive suite of services. The AT&T network provides the nation's strongest LTE signal and enables fast access to assistance and GPS location when necessary for emergencies, stolen vehicle recovery, or remote services.

The SUBARU STARLINK system features an easy-to-use interface, using just two buttons to provide 24/7/365 access to STARLINK advisors who can provide help in an emergency or summon roadside assistance.

One reason Subaru sales have been steadily increasing is the brand's safety reputation, which in large part stems from Subaru vehicles' outstanding performance in government and IIHS crash tests. One of the key safety services included in both STARLINK packages is Automatic Collision Notification, which contacts a STARLINK advisor in the event of an airbag deployment. If there is no response from vehicle occupants, the STARLINK advisor can contact emergency responders and direct them to the location.

For a non-crash emergency, pressing the SOS button can connect assistance from a STARLINK advisor in the USA or Canada. Should Roadside Assistance be needed, STARLINK will relay the vehicle's location to service providers.

STARLINK also monitors the vehicle's mechanical health, automatically checking up to 14 critical systems and sending an email alert if a problem is detected. The email can direct the owner to the nearest Subaru service provider. As another diagnostic feature, the owner can choose to have STARLINK email a monthly report on key vehicle systems.

Later in the model year, Subaru customers will be able to access remote services via a website and mobile app, which will be available free for iOS and Android compatible devices. The app will provide access to remote services, user preferences, diagnostic alerts and other features of the STARLINK Safety Plus and the optional STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus packages.

STARLINK Multimedia
STARLINK can deliver live traffic alerts through SiriusXM Traffic TM and travel information through SiriusXM Travel LinkTM. It provides access to Sirius XM's wide variety of commercial-free music, plus premier sports, comedy, news talk and entertainment.

The system is also designed to work seamlessly with the in-car head unit to tap into nearly unlimited entertainment through apps such as Pandora®, iHeartRadio®, Stitcher and Aha?. It can also display texts and allow the driver to use voice commands for music and navigation.

STARLINK 6.2" Multimedia, with 6.2-inch touch screen, is the standard head unit in many 2016 Subaru models. STARLINK 7.0" Multimedia, featuring multi-gesture touch controls, is also available, and STARLINK Multimedia Navigation is an option for some models.



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STARLINK FEATURES:

BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones link directly through your Subaru audio system automatically, once connected. Receive and initiate calls or play music directly from your device - all while keeping it conveniently stowed away.

NAV TRAFFIC
With voice-activated controls, you can enter the destination of your choice without ever taking your hands off the wheel.  And the intelligence of XM NavTraffic provides up-to-the-minute traffic info to help keep you on the move.


XM SATELLITE RADIO
With subscription, the XM All-Access package brings more than 150 commercial-free channels in your Subaru, including music, sports talk, news, comedy, and entertainment. You'll also be able to keep track of sports scores, the local weather forecast, stocks, gas prices, and more anywhere you go with SiriusXM-enhanced Travel Link data services.

IHEARTRADIO
Create personalized custom stations right from the dashboard, drawing from Clear Channel's library of more than 1,500 live radio stations.

PANDORA
Using a connected smartphone, Pandora offers millions of songs right on your car's audio screen.  Based on your selections, Pandora will recommend similar song choices that you can play or skip, and you can change user stations as well.  Choose the free version or the subscription upgrade. 

STITCHER
Stitcher is the leader in on-demand news, sports, and entertainment audio programming with access to more than 40,000 radio shows, live radio stations and podcasts from sources including CNN, Fox, NPR, CBS, AP, The Wall Street Journal and many more. Stitcher is powered by Deezer, the leading music streaming service with over 16 million users in over 180 countries.

HDRADIO
Your HD Radio sounds better than a regular FM unit because it receives more data for clearer sound.  No subscription required!

AHA RADIO

Thousands of available stations are easy to customize and include news, weather, Facebook, Twitter, music, podcasts, gas prices, and a lot more. Using a connected smartphone, the Aha mobile interface is duplicated on your car's audio screen.







Enhancements to Starlink on select models:

With a small annual fee, built-in AT&T 4G LTE capability will deliver features provided by Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services including:
  • Stolen vehicle recovery,
  • Automatic collision notification,
  • Remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock via smartphone and vehicle locator,
  • Monthly vehicle health reports.



OPTIONAL Safety and Security Packages

Note that many Starlink capabilities come standard and require no monthly fee.




 First Year Introductory Offer Second Year
 

STARLINK

SAFETY PLUS 

 

Package includes:

- Automatic Collision Notification

- SOS Emergency Assistance

- Enhanced Roadside Assistance

- Diagnostic Alerts

- Maintenance Notifications

- Monthly Vehicle Health Report

 

FREE

 

$99

 

STARLINK

SAFETY PLUS 

& SECURITY PLUS

 

Package includes:

- SAFETY PLUS Package

- Stolen Vehicle Recovery

- Vehicle Security Alarm

- Remote Lock/Unlock

- Remote Horn and Lights

- Remote Vehicle Locator

 

$49

 

$149

 

 





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