Scout GPS Link

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About this app

Scout GPS Link is a free mobile navigation app with MapStream™ mode, a full navigation experience with interactive, moving maps powered by real-time cloud information and designed exclusively for your car’s multimedia screen. Whether you’re commuting home, searching for a place to get gas, or want to beat traffic, get all the information you need at a glance on your personalized home screen. Wherever you’re going, Scout GPS Link makes navigating there a lot easier.

Designed for your car’s screen*
•Full navigation on your car’s multimedia display and Push-to-Talk features when you connect your phone to your car via USB and Bluetooth®
•Select Lexus and Toyota vehicles with MapStream mode, a live map view that moves with you in 2D/3D modes
•Seamless connection with your car to automatically access your routes, recent destinations, and favorite places from your phone
•One-tap access to navigation in third party apps, such as Yelp and Fuel
•Every feature is optimized for driving, such as simple visual directions, easy-to-access search by touch or voice, and automatic day and night modes to reduce glare
•Split screen views allow you to multitask with other apps on your display—listen to music or take calls—while navigating

Dependable navigation with real-time traffic and intelligent search
•Convenient home screen with easy access to key features, like one-touch navigation to your home and work
•The best routes for a quicker commute based on real-time traffic conditions and ETA
•Easily enter addresses or places with One-Box Search and get suggestions while you’re typing
•Avoid upcoming traffic congestion and road hazards with automatic reroute notifications
•Discover places to dine, shop, get gas, and more, with voice commands and popular search categories
•Resume canceled routes and repeat voice guidance
Contact Us
Do you have questions or suggestions you’d like to share with us? Contact us at or select “Give Feedback” in the mobile app menu and let us know what you think.

•Selecting Lexus vehicles with Lexus app or Toyota vehicles with Toyota app with Display Audio requires USB and Bluetooth connection to view MapStream mode moving maps on multimedia display. The multimedia view will be TurnStream™ mode, turn-by-turn directions only without a moving map
•MapStream mode NOT available for 2017 and earlier Lexus and Toyota vehicles
•Scout GPS Link in-car features and experience may vary based on vehicle manufacturer and model
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life
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Updated on
Jan 19, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
12.9K reviews
tbt h
January 3, 2023
Really wished it worked as intended. At first it worked great for me. Now it'll only take me through longer routes to get to my destination and I can't pick or choose a shorter route because there all long. I had to use my phone once for that reason. The latest thing it does now is that it takes long to register where I'm currently at so it's basically useless. It fails to give me directions in time so I'm always ahead of it in real time. Maybe an update can fix it but who knows.
4 people found this review helpful
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Telenav, Inc.
January 6, 2023
We’re sorry to hear about your experience with Scout GPS Link in your vehicle and we’d like to help. Dependent on your vehicle, please reach out to Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1.800.331.4331 or Lexus Guest Experience Center at 1-800-255-3987 for assistance.
James L. Eagan
September 28, 2022
The integration with the car is nice. It can be confusing how to connect what and when. 2022 update: It wouldn't connect until I subscribed to both GPS Link and Scout, one of them I subscribed twice in one day and heard not a peep about it. I'm hoping I get 2 years from it. Now I've learned to have bluetooth enabled, with Scout, GPS Link, and Toyota apps running before I start the car. Sometimes I have to pull the USB out and put it back to make the map work. But nothing beats in-dash nav!
22 people found this review helpful
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Telenav, Inc.
February 22, 2019
Thanks for sharing your experience with us and we’d like to assist. Please reach out to us at for additional support so we may verify map data and the routing issue.
Paul Cohen
October 22, 2022
The app now refuses to connect to the phone if anything else, such as my watch, is using Bluetooth. It used to connect, but not anymore. When there's a detour and I need directions NOW, it's useless. Update: Even if I disable Bluetooth on my watch, so nothing else is using Bluetooth, it still won't connect. Useless.
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Telenav, Inc.
April 1, 2022
We’re sorry to hear about your experience with Scout GPS Link in your Toyota vehicle and we’d like to help out. Please reach out to the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1.800.331.4331 for assistance.

What's new

Various under the hood enhancements to improve stability and performance