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NEWS GEARED TOWARDS YOU.

With the help of the "News" application you can get up-to-date information on issues that really interest you. The latest news from the providers to which you subscribed beforehand is displayed on the screen of the navigation system, which means you enjoy a relaxed journey and still don't miss out on what's happening in the world.

News

  • Displays the latest news directly on the screen of the navigation system
  • Ten news subscriptions can be saved at the same time
  • Automatic notification when the maximum number of subscriptions has been reached

WHAT YOU NEED TO USE CAR-NET.

DISCOVER MEDIA’ OR ‘DISCOVER PRO’ NAVIGATION SYSTEM.

The ‘Discover Media’ navigation system features a 16.5 cm (6.5-inch) touchscreen. The 2D and 2.5D map view permits route selection using three criteria (fast, short, economical). The system allows your mobile phone to be easily linked to the vehicle with the help of Bluetooth® wireless technology.

The ‘Discover Pro’ system displays 3D maps on a large 20.3 cm (8-inch) touchscreen. In addition, the destinations can be conveniently selected using voice command.

Car-Net portal.

The Apps and Services from Volkswagen Car-Net are not only pioneering in terms of their features, but also the way in which they are operated. Once you have ordered the Car-Net services for your vehicle and registered your vehicle on the Car-Net portal, all you need to do is activate the service in the vehicle. You can then plan your next journey from the comfort of your sofa. View relevant vehicle information on the screen of your computer or tablet and conveniently access your settings via the online Car-Net portal.

CONNECTION TECHNOLOGIES

WLAN CLIENT.

A mobile phone tariff with sufficient data volume is required to use the WLAN client. The system connects to the Internet via your smartphone’s mobile hotspot. Depending on your mobile phone tariff and especially when being used abroad, additional costs may be incurred (e.g. roaming fees) when receiving data packages from the Internet. Use the links to download instructions on how to pair your smartphone and find out more about infotainment.

Discover Media
Discover Pro

OR

‘PREMIUM’ RSAP AND MOBILE PHONE INTERFACE.

The Car-Net Apps and Services can also be used with the ‘Discover Pro’ navigation system in conjunction with the ‘Premium’ mobile phone interface. The integrated telephone module makes it possible to connect to the Internet when you insert a data SIM card in the slot.

 

Instead of using an extra SIM card, you can also use the data tariff on your smartphone, as long as it is Bluetooth®-compatible and has the remote SIM Access Profile (rSAP). Check the compatibility of your mobile phone here.

Discover Pro

OR

UMTS CARSTICK.

The UMTS CarStick requires its own SIM card with sufficient data volume. The WLAN hotspot works in this way and is independent of the smartphone connection. The link will redirect you straight to the product in the Volkswagen E-shop.

Discover Media

News

Subscribe to your favourite news channels in the customer portal and have news sent regularly to your infotainment system in the car. Watch the tutorial to find out just how simple it is.

Infotainment systems with "News" .

Find a list of all the infotainment systems the "News" service can be used with here.

Discover Media
Discover Pro
PAKET BASIC
PAKET PLUS
Models with "News".

Find out which Volkswagen models can support the "News" service here.

e-Golf² from 2015
e-Golf² from 2017
Golf GTE³ from 2015
Golf GTE³ from 2017
Golf GTI⁴ from 2015
Golf GTI⁴ from 2017
Golf GTD⁵ from 2015
Golf GTD⁵ from 2017
Golf R⁶ from 2015
Golf R⁶ from 2017
Golf from 2015
Golf from 2017
Golf Estate from 2015
Golf Estate from 2017
Golf Sportsvan from 2015
Touran
Polo from 2015
The new Polo from 2017
Passat
Passat GTE⁸
Passat Estate
Passat GTE Estate⁹
Passat Alltrack
The Beetle
The Beetle Cabriolet
Golf Cabrio
Tiguan
The new Tiguan
The new Tiguan Allspace
Sharan
Volkswagen CC
The new Arteon
Jetta
Scirocco
"News" is available in these countries.

The availability of Apps and Services depends on the country. Check here to find out whether the "News" service is available in your country. NB: Depending on your mobile phone contract, the use of Car-Net abroad may incur additional roaming fees.

 

  • Germany

  • France

  • Sweden

  • Finland

  • Poland

  • Bulgaria

  • Croatia

  • Greece

  • Lithuania

  • Albania

  • Belgium

  • Switzerland

  • Spain

  • United Kingdom

  • Ireland

  • Romania

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Estonia

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Denmark

  • Latvia

  • Japan

  • Czech Republic

  • Slovakia

  • Serbia

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Austria

  • Slovenia

  • Hungary

  • Macedonia

  • Ukraine

  • Malta

Frequently asked questions.

We have answered the questions most frequently asked about Car-Net for you below. Of course, you are also welcome to call us on our hotline.

FREE HOTLINE
0800 – 8655 792 436
Service hours:
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. every day

1. What is an RSS feed?

An RSS feed is a direct news channel from the respective provider for simple and structured publication of changes on websites (e.g. news, blogs). You can subscribe to different RSS feeds so that you know directly when content is changed or added on the selected websites. This allows you to recognise all new articles at a glance. Unlike with email notifications (e.g. newsletters), the initiative for receiving news lies completely with the recipient who has subscribed to the feed in the case of RSS feeds.

2. What news can I subscribe to?

You can subscribe for free to all RSS feeds if you have the correct feed URL (web address), such as RSS-Feed from the Volkswagen Group
<a href="http://www.volkswagenag.com/content/vwcorp/info_center/de/news/news.rss.xml/feed-rssconfig/index.rss">http://www.volkswagenag.com/content/vwcorp/info_center/de/news/news.rss.xml/feed-rssconfig/index.rss</a>

Volkswagen AG hereby expressly declares that no illegal content was identified on the linked pages at the time of creating the link. Volkswagen AG has no influence over the content of RSS feeds uploaded by the user to the portal and his vehicle.

3. How do I get the news in my vehicle?

After successfully searching for the URL, you can store it on the Car-Net portal. You can then send the RSS feed to the vehicle by clicking on “Add”. Assuming that there is a mobile network connection in your vehicle, these feeds can then be accessed in the Infotainment system of your vehicle. To do so, press the "NAV" infotainment button to navigate to the Car-Net function button. Then click on the "News" function button to gain access to all the news you have subscribed to.

4. How many news items can I save?

You can save up to ten RSS feeds in your vehicle.

5. Can I read the news while driving?

Yes, for Europe there is clearance to also use the service while you drive.

6. Can I delete feeds?

Yes, but this is possible only via the Car-Net portal and not in the vehicle itself.

When you click on the Delete button in the vehicle list, the feed is removed from the vehicle but remains on the Car-Net portal, so it can easily be resent to the vehicle. This is useful if you have reached the maximum number of feeds and, for example, would temporarily like to swap two different feeds.

More questions and answers can be found in the ‘Help’ section.

Please choose your model:

e-up!¹
e-load up!¹
e-Golf²
e-Golf²
Golf GTE³
Golf GTE³
Golf GTI⁴
Golf GTI⁴
Golf GTD⁵
Golf GTD⁵
Golf R⁶
Golf R⁶
Golf
Golf Estate
Golf Estate
Golf Sportsvan
Touareg
Touran
Polo
The new Polo
Passat
Passat GTE⁸
Passat Estate
Passat GTE Estate⁹
Passat Alltrack
The Beetle
The Beetle Cabriolet
Golf Cabrio
Tiguan
The new Tiguan
The new Tiguan Allspace
Sharan
Volkswagen CC
The new Arteon
Jetta
Scirocco

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

Caddy
Transporter
Multivan
California
Caravelle
Amarok
Crafter Box Body
Crafter Tipper

Please select a model:

e-up!¹
e-load up!¹
e-Golf²
e-Golf²
Golf GTE³
Golf GTE³
Golf GTI⁴
Golf GTI⁴
Golf GTD⁵
Golf R⁶
Golf
Golf Estate
Golf Sportsvan
Touran
Polo
The new Polo
Passat
Passat GTE⁸
Passat Estate
Passat GTE Estate⁹
Passat Alltrack
The Beetle
The Beetle Cabriolet
Golf Cabrio
Tiguan
The new Tiguan
The new Tiguan Allspace
Sharan
Volkswagen CC
The new Arteon
Jetta
Scirocco

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

Caddy
Transporter
Multivan
California
Caravelle
Amarok
Crafter Box Body
Crafter Tipper