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Old 12-14-2013, 06:59 AM
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Just noticed an update for the iPhones Uconnect app that enables Via Mobile support. Sure enough, there is now a Via Mobile button on that app.

However, I plugged my phone into my truck, ran the app on my phone, but didn't notice anything on my 8.4AN. I wonder if it requires the Uconnect smartphone update + the new 8.4 firmware that also just came out?
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Yes, you need to update the radio unit and the smartphone app in order to get it to work. I still haven't tested it, but both updates are needed.

If you need the RA3 or RA4 update files, see my post here: http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=160819
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Well, it almost works for me. The Via Mobile apps attempt to start but then say there's no valid subscription and that I should go to the Uconnect Store. I go to the Uconnect Store and the Via Mobile icon tells me that I have a valid trial that's still active.

Maybe I just need to give a bit more time. It took about 30 minutes before the apps finally popped up after the update so maybe it is the same with this.

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Can someone tell me what are Via Mobile apps.

My uconnect phone app updated, I touched the via mobile box and I get a pop-up telling me to visit mopar connect/look and learn but nothing is there that discusses via mobile.

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The Via Mobile apps let you listen to music apps such as iHeartRadio, Pandora, aha, and Slacker Radio. Actually, a more accurate description would be that the Via Mobile apps let you control those smartphone apps from the head unit since you can use those apps via your smartphone either way.

You need to have the apps on either your iPhone and Android and then register them in your account info on the Mopar Owner Connect website.

You probably don't need to rush, though, since it looks like they are still having problems. I keep getting a "No Active Subscription" error.
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Will we need to pay the$20 a month fee to Uconnect to use this feature. My free trial is expired. If not free i am not gonna waste my time no way am i paying the any thing extra after the last 10 months of junk they put out.
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Yup.

I agree that $20/month for the Uconnect package is pretty stiff and these apps don't do a whole lot to sweeten the deal. I would rather just control the apps from my phone and save $20 a month.

That said, I am very anxious to see them work simply because they have been promised for over a year now. In fact, it would be interesting to see if somebody whose trial has expired could convince Ram to extend it. The owner could argue that they were told they would get a free trial of the Via Mobile apps but never got a chance to see if they are worth paying for because the release kept getting pushed back farther and farther until after loyal customers who bought the initial 2013 Rams free trial had expired. It would be a nice gesture on Ram's parts to extend the trial, but the worst thing they could do is just say no and probably guarantee that the owner will not subscribe to the Uconnect package in the future.
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I also updated my uconnect app and saw nothing different on the 8.4an radio. I have 13.19.0 Software on the radio. Can I safely update it myself?
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I also updated my uconnect app and saw nothing different on the 8.4an radio. I have 13.19.0 Software on the radio. Can I safely update it myself?
It looks like this round of updates is going pretty smoothly. I know I had no problems. I say update away!
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