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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Average mode

As soon as the FM/DAB station is tuned in again,  
the radio automatically switches to the FM/DAB  
Depending on the equipment, the following types of  
media files can be played:  
— Audio files (for example, music or radio pieces).  
Activate hybrid radio  
— Video files.  
- Images.  
— On the FM/DAB waveband, press  
Advanced settings and  
Additional online data  
activate — In Online Radio mode, press and set the  
audio quality to high or low to tune to online radio.  
You can also use streaming services. Availability  
of streaming services depends on equipment and  
To use streaming services you need to have your own  
user account with the streaming service in question.  
Station logos For  
some frequency bands, station logos may already  
be pre-installed in the infotainment.  
Access the MEDIA menu  
If the FM/DAB waveband settings are activated  
Automatic station logo selection assigns the station  
logos automatically to the stations.  
1. MENU  
Access settings  
1. MENU  
In Radio online mode, the infotainment system  
accesses the station logos from the online database  
and assigns them to the stations automatically  
Limitations and indications of data carriers Data  
carriers that are dirty, have been exposed to high  
temperatures or have been damaged may not work.  
Observe the manufacturer's instructions.  
Assign station logos manually  
logos of  
— In FM/DAB mode, press  
Differences in quality between data carriers from  
different manufacturers can cause anomalies in  
media playback.  
— Select the station to which a station logo is to be  
An incorrect configuration on a data medium can  
make the data medium unreadable.  
— Select the station logo.  
— If desired, repeat the same process with other  
The storage capacity, the state of use (data copying  
and deletion processes), the file system, the folder  
— Finish assigning station logos  
structure and the amount of data stored can delay  
the reading time of data carriers.  
media mode  
Playlists only specify a playback order and refer to  
where the media files are stored within the folder  
structure. There are no saved media files in a playlist.  
Introduction to the topic  
In order to play a playlist, the media files must be  
located on the storage locations of the data carriers  
In Media mode, you can play multimedia files from  
to which the playlist refers.  
data carriers and streaming services via infotainment.  
Depending on the equipment, the following data  
carriers can be used:  
No liability can be assumed for the damage  
or loss of files on data carriers.  
— USB storage media (for example  
example, a USB stick, a mobile phone connected  
via USB).  
— Bluetooth® device (for example, a mobile phone  
or a tablet).  
- SD card.  
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— Internal hard drive for infotainment (jukebox).  
media mode  
To change to the previous title.  
Equipment features and multimedia  
To change to the next title.  
To repeat the title being played.  
Note and from page 233.  
To repeat all titles.  
Audio, multimedia and connectivity:  
— Bluetooth multimedia playback and control.  
To activate the random play order.  
To search the current media source (list).  
— Audio playback in these formats:  
— AAC  
- A THE C  
To return to the parent folder of the media source.  
To close the list.  
To display the favorites list.  
Symbols for categories and groups of media files  
— Video playback in these formats:  
music title.  
— MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg)  
—ISOMPEG4; DivX 3, 4 and 5 Xvid (.avi)  
— ISO MPEG4 H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mov)  
—Windows Media Video 10 (.wmv, .asf)  
— Playlists from any type of device  
Musical genres.  
— Multimedia database for any type of  
— Data from all media sources co  
connected to the infotainment are stored in a multimedia  
— Media streaming (online).  
— Media search.  
Symbols during video playback  
Media source symbols  
To play a video in full screen.  
Select My media as the media source. In My media  
To minimize reproduction.  
you can select the connected USB devices.  
Select the device connected by Blue tooth® as the  
media source.  
Select SD card as media source.  
Select and play a media source  
Configure the available streaming services.  
Note and from page 233.  
Streaming services that are already configured are  
displayed in the list of media sources with their own  
Select media source  
Before playing media files you have to connect a media source.  
Universal symbols in Media mode  
To start playback.  
To use streaming services you have to be connected to the  
To stop playback.  
1. Connect an external media source (if you want to play an  
external media source).  
2. Select the connected media source to be used for  
1. Select Streaming as the media source.  
A list of available streaming services is  
Play audio and video files  
2. Select the streaming service you want.  
You can browse and play media files from an available  
media source in different ways.  
An input field is displayed where you can enter  
the data to log in.  
3. Enter the login details of the  
Search in the folder structure  
desired user account and confirm them.  
All media files on USB devices are filtered by  
categories (eg album, artist, title). In My Media this  
category view is always shown. The classic folder  
structure of the individual USB data carriers is also  
found in My media.  
The streaming service is added to the list of  
media sources as a new function button.  
save favorites  
Only media files can be saved as favourites,  
which are stored in the internal memory (jukebox)  
of the infotainment. You can save titles, albums,  
artists and music genres individually as favourites.  
1. Activate the folder structure.  
The folder structure of the selected media  
source is displayed. When My Media is  
selected , the categories (music, videos, playlists)  
and connected media sources are displayed first.  
— Start playback.  
— Access favorites.  
2. Find the title you want in the folder structure.  
— Tap on a favorite that is not assigned.  
3. Or: Press to start the text search. The input field  
Or: Tap on an existing favorite and hold for  
approx. 3 seconds.  
is displayed.  
4. Enter the name of the desired title. The list  
of the titles found is updated during the introduction.  
— Select from the pick list:  
- Qualification.  
- Album.  
5. Press the desired title.  
- Interpreter.  
If when you start playback your selection is in  
a folder of a media source, the media files in it  
are added to the playback.  
- Musical genres.  
- Play list.  
The selection is saved in place of the previously  
selected favourite. If the favorite was already  
assigned, the saved favorite is overwritten.  
If a playlist is played, all available titles in the  
playlist are added to the playback.  
The selectable options in the selection list depend  
on the data attached to the media file. If the music  
genre is not indicated in the music files, for example,  
you cannot save the music genre as a favorite.  
6. Close your selection with .  
select from favorites  
In favorites you can save individual titles, music  
genres, artists and albums for playback.  
If a video file is playing, only that video can be saved  
as a favorite.  
1. Access favorites.  
2. Tap the favorite you want.  
Depending on your selection, all titles belonging to  
the favorite are added to playback.  
Playing entertainment content  
in infotainment  
Set up streaming services  
Depending on the equipment, you can use streaming  
services directly via infotainment. To do this, you  
Note and from page 233.  
need to have a user account for the streaming service  
Music and videos can be played in the infotainment.  
in question and log in to the infotainment with it. You  
also need to be connected to the Internet.  
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media mode  
Video mode  
For example, start of route guidance, driving on  
motorways or roundabouts and settings.  
In Video mode, a video from a data medium, from the  
internal memory or from a streaming service can be  
played on the infotainment screen.  
If the exact destination cannot be reached because, for  
example, it is in a non-digitized area, the announcement  
In this case, the sound of the video is reproduced  
through the vehicle's speakers.  
is made that the "destination area" has been reached.  
Directions are also shown  
about the direction and distance of the destination on the  
The image is only displayed if the vehicle is stopped.  
While driving, the infotainment display goes out. The  
sound of the video can still be heard.  
During dynamic route guidance, traffic incidents on the  
route are warned. If the route is  
recalculates, eg due to a traffic jam, an additional  
announcement will be played ÿ p. 258.  
Playback from a streaming service requires a stable  
internet connection. In this case, telephone costs may be  
While a navigation announcement is being played, its  
volume can be adapted. The following navigation  
announcements broadcast will be played at the set volume.  
The navigation announcements are not broadcast  
if the sound is muted in the infotainment.  
Introduction to the topic  
Limitations during navigation If the  
A global satellite system determines the vehicle's current  
infotainment cannot receive data from GPS satellites, for  
example in a tunnel or underground garage, navigation  
continues using the vehicle's sensors.  
position and vehicle-mounted sensors analyze the routes  
taken. All measured values and possible traffic information  
bulletins are compared with the available maps to allow  
optimal navigation to the destination.  
In areas that are not digitized or with incomplete  
digitization in the infotainment memory, the infotainment  
continues to try to make route guidance possible.  
The navigation announcements and the displayed  
graphics guide you to your destination.  
Navigation management is done on the screen.  
Depending on the country, some info tainment  
functions will not be available on the screen after a certain  
speed. This is not a malfunction, but rather due to  
In the event of missing or incomplete navigation data, it  
may not be possible to determine the exact position of  
the vehicle. This can cause navigation to not be as  
accurate as usual.  
compliance with legal provisions.  
The layout of the roads is subject to continuous  
modifications, for example, new streets, works, closure of  
roads to traffic, changes in street names and building  
numbers. If the navigation data is out of date, it can lead  
Only carry out settings, destination entry and changes  
for navigation when the vehicle is stationary.  
to errors or inaccuracies during destination guidance.  
If you miss a turnoff during route guidance, the  
navigation may recalculate the route.  
Operating the navigation map  
To allow optimal viewing, you can also operate the  
navigation map with additional finger movements.  
The quality of the driving advice issued  
depends on the available navigation data and the  
traffic delays that have been received.  
This additional control is only available depending on  
the equipment.  
Move the map  
Navigation announcements  
Tip: Use your index finger.  
The navigation announcements are audible driving  
instructions for the current route.  
— Move the map with your finger.  
The type and frequency of navigational locutions  
depend on the driving situation, for  

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