Quakertown Kia Service Tips: UVO Play

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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Before releasing vehicle features, like UVO Play, Kia gives its dealerships training materials. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA Sales and Service personnel study these materials. Gateway knows the importance of having a knowledgable well-informed staff. That way, you are as informed during your delivery process and after you drive your car home.

Intro to UVO Play

In this article, we’re reviewing Kia’s newest base audio platform named UVO Play, which was first introduced in the 2019 Kia Sorento. The UVO Play may resemble other Kia installed infotainment systems in its vehicles, however, the functionality between these systems is quite different.

gateway kia quakertown uvo playUVO Play / Display Audio 2.0 (UMa)
gateway kia quakertown uvo playUVO 3.0 with eServices (UMa)

Some of the functionality differences between them include:

Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

The UVO Play is the first base audio unit to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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gateway kia quakertown uvo play

Voice Recognition

Kia’s UVO Play system supports Voice Recognition using an iPhone connected via Bluetooth. With a long button press (1 second or more) of the voice-button, you are able to use Siri Eyes Free. Siri Eyes Free is an extension of Apple’s Siri functionality. It enables voice control of an iOS mobile device and activated once linked to a car’s in-dash audio system. The voice recognition is provided through your mobile device and not installed in the Kia system. In other words, voice recognition is fully dependent on your mobile device.

The UVO Play also supports Voice Recognition through an iPhone or Android device connected via USB when connected through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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gateway kia quakertown uvo play


Please note, SiriusXM is not a feature in this system. You may still listen to AM and FM frequency bands. Also, compatible music apps are available when downloaded to your mobile phone and used in conjunction with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

gateway kia quakertown uvo play

Kia recommends you sit in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Quakertown PA Sales or Service specialist and explore the new UVO Play audio unit for yourself. In doing so, you will have guidance navigating the various features and provided a high-quality customer experience during Gateway Kia Quakertown PA perfect delivery process.

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