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Ford Introduces Live Streaming TV and Wi-Fi in New SUVs


Ford is offering new ways for drivers and passengers to entertain themselves while on the road. This includes wirelessly streaming live TV, digital music connections, and Wi-Fi hot spots. Both the 2018 Expedition and EcoSport are set to feature the new technology, including new apps and sound system.

You will never be bored on a road trip again!

The 2018 Expedition

The 2018 Expedition — available later this year – is loaded with all the new tech. Ford’s built two 8-inch monitors into the back of the front-seat headrests, which will connect to an in-vehicle wireless network hub. That will allow passengers to use their smartphones to watch or listen to whatever they want while on the road.

The eight-passenger SUV will also allow passengers to connect to a home cable or satellite system using SlingPlayer. There’s not just wireless connectivity, either. Passengers can access the content they want via a DVD player, HDMI, USB and SD card. They can also stream video to all displays using the entertainment system app’s SmartStream function on compatible iOS® or Android devices.

Finally, the Expedition’s internal Wi-Fi hub will be able to support up to 10 devices at distances as much as 50 feet away. So watch whatever you want, whenever you want, from the comfort of your vehicle.

The 2018 EcoSport

The 2018 EcoSport — available early 2018 – is Ford’s latest SUV aimed at Millennials. Ford’s designed the EcoSport to drive and handle like an SUV but provide the space-saving characteristics of a car. And with so many Millennials preferring streaming and subscription music services over CDs, Ford had decided to replace the CD player altogether. Instead, Ford will include a horizontal storage bin over the glove box for holding devices and smartphones.

The 2018 EcoSport will offer new owners everything from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM™ radio, an 8-inch touchscreen, and USB ports and power outlets to charge your devices whenever needed. Finally, the 2018 EcoSport will also provide an available Wi-Fi hotspot and SYNC Connect® with FordPass®.

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