MDI – Multi Device Interface
The Volkswagen Multi-Device Interface (MDI) lets you play your music from your own external audio device via your car’s sound system. The MDI offers a convenient connection for MP3 players, Apple™ iPods and storage devices that use a USB interface like memory sticks and portable hard disk drives. It’s easy to connect a compatible device to the MDI using a USB interface cable or compatible Apple™ iPod dock connector. The controls on your radio or radio navigation system allows you to control your Apple™ iPod, accessing your music via playlists, albums, artists, favourites, genres and by track name. On USB storage devices you are able to navigate folders to search for tracks. The port also supplies a 5-volt charging current.
- Original Volkswagen interface for connecting Apple™ iPods, iPhones, iPads and USB flash or portable USB hard drives.
- Provides complete control of an attached Apple™ iPod, iPhone, iPad.
- Allows navigation of file structure on a USB storage device.
- Displayed on the vehicle’s radio or radio-navigation system display on the dash.
- Integration with the Multi-function Steering Wheel (where fitted, not all models).
- View track names, track duration, albums, artists, playlists and favourites on radio or radio-navigation system display.
- Connects to Apple™ iPods, iPhones and iPads with a dock connector.
- Complete integration with the vehicle’s radio or radio-navigation system controls.
- Change tracks with buttons on the Multi-function Steering Wheel (where fitted).
- Navigate through music on the iPod using tracks, artists, albums or playlist.
- Appears as a new source for the vehicle’s multimedia input.
- Uses the vehicle’s speakers for music output.
- Pauses the iPod or USB stored music when a different audio source is selected.
- Music is muted and paused during an incoming telephone call (if Bluetooth™ interface is present in the car).
- An optional cable is available to connect USB storage devices like pen drives or portable hard disk drives.
- Play music stored as mp3 or unprotected WMA formats on USB storage devices.
- Navigation of file structure on USB storage devices for folder or track searching.
- Installed in the glove box for safety and security of your iPod or USB storage device.
- Charges your iPod, iPhone and iPad.
- Original Volkswagen part.
- 3 year parts and labour warranty.
- 3rd Generation Apple™ iPod Classic onwards.
- 1st Generation Apple™ iPod nano onwards.
- Apple™ iPod Touch.
- All Apple™ iPhones.
- Apple™ iPad 1 & 2.
Apple™ iPod Mini and Shuffles are not supported.
MDI only works with following radio or radio-navigation systems: