Carplay upgrade at dealer?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by Jon Watkins, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Jon Watkins

    Jon Watkins Active Member

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    If I remember correctly, when Toyota announced that Carplay was now available on new 19 & 20’s they also said it would be available as an upgrade on all previous gen 4’s for a fee. Of course my local stealership knows nothing about this.

    Has anyone had this upgrade done on a 16, 17 or 18 yet?
     
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    alanclarkeau Senior Member

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    I checked here (Australia) and TOYOTA only talk about the post-update version:
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    So I think I'm out of luck.
     
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    Hmm, my 2018 Sienna has had an update since spring 2019, where it gets CarPlay and Toyota+Alexa, which weren't initially available. This is definitely a better deal for the iPhone crowd! Someone in the Camry pages at ToyotaNation was nice enough to upload the update files, and I updated my van, not needing a stealer visit. Maybe something like this is possible for the Prius. It looks like "projection" is the future, where a phone's native features (like Maps, Waze, etc) are simply beamed through to the car, rather than the car having to try to keep up with features and apps.
     
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    I think for $199, you'd get a lot more bang for your buck by getting an aftermarket that has it already. I think some even still maintain the ability to make vehicle option changes with the aftermarket head units, though I don't know if you'll find that feature at the $199 price point.
     
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