Now on my 3rd Subaru, a 2017 Forester... The dealer uses STARLINK as a selling point. You need to rethink this very seriously. It doesn't work very well. Phones have better compatibility and performance with aftermarket Kenwoods and Pioneers, and they're over 5 yrs old.
Well that's embarrassing. For Subaru, I mean. I almost got the app to open, but it just crashes every time. The glimpses I got were clunky and poorly designed. I'm really confused by how terrible this app is. It is uniquely bad, and completely useless. Nexus 5x phone on a 2017 Forester. (Hint to traditional car manufacturers, this is an area where disruptors like Tesla make you look like you're stuck in the stone age. I mean, this app would be unacceptable in 2010, let alone 2017. Get your house in order, and join the 21st century.)
STUPID. It gives me a "your phone is on silent and we don't want you to miss a call" notice every stinking time I plug or unplug my charger. The screen will not go away until you acknowledge it. It interupts anything u are running at the time. Hey stupidru! Its none of your business that I have my phone on silent! Uninstall!
I've only been able to get this app to link twice. What I found is very disappointing. But I haven't been able to get this app to actually launch enough to fully explore what's included. If there was anything of any value to this app I'd not know. Since never launches. Who ever wrote this app should start over.
Tried this new version that was supposed to be better. Still a POS. What a joke that a "major manufacturer" thinks this is sufficient to offer on their flagship sports car. I'm starting to check around to see what the other manufacturers are offering. The STi has some better competition than it used to.
Update 4/25/17: No changes at all. Its embarrassing when Hyundai,Nissan,VW, etc all have proper in dash systems. However if you buy a 2017 Subaru you'd better make it the impreza. None of the other 2017s have it. SUBARU you have the software, how about giving us the update already. Paying 27k for a vehicle isnt worth some customer satisfaction? Check out the Naosic, Fozzy, Legacy boards. A lot of us are not happy. bought a 2017 Forester with all the bells and whistles. However I can't even mirror my Note 5. Even Honda can do that. All everyone wants is a proper screen mirror. Get it done already.
Improved security at Google login.
mappyAUTO (maeppi Auto) is a new service that lets you connect your smartphone and the car used in car navigation service maeppi display.
SUBARU × smart app "Subapuri" is the official app for smartphones that allows a new car experience with video and voice.