PCM 3.1 Online Services
Online integration powered by AHA
Aha is now available in newer Porsche models as part of a new Online Services option. The Aha experience starts with downloading the free Aha app to your iOS or Android device. The app allows you to easily access and organize your favorite content from the web into personalized "radio"-like stations. This content can then be easily and seamlessly enjoyed inside your Porsche through the PCM interface to control entertainment and navigation functions. And with the Google POI feature, powered by Aha, you can be confident that a point-of-interest search will return the most current data. Once you choose a location, it can be easily selected at the press of a button. Enjoy a new level of access to the web, with Aha and the PCM 3.1. Available for iPhone and Android devices.
Aha Integration Features include:
-Web radio and personalized web music. ESPN, CBS Radio, FOX News, NPR, BBC, and more!
-News feeds, podcasts, and audio magazines
-Online point-of-interest search that can be adopted as navigation destinations.
-Facebook and much more
How does it work? This kit uses your phone's data to operate the radio (make sure your phone plan has the appropriate data plan). Depending on your phone, the connection may be different. Compatible with these phones:
- iPhones - For Apple products, you must have the PCM audio interface kit (not included) installed for this kit to function. In most cars this connection is in the center console, you must connect your phone and then activate the Aha app.
- Android - For Andriod products, you must have the PCM Bluetooth phone kit (not included) installed for this kit to function. Once the kit is installed, you activate the app, "allow" the app to automatically connect to PCM.
Is it compatible with my car? - Fits all Boxster, Cayman, 911/Carrera, Panamera, Macan with Navigation, & Cayenne models with PCM 3.1, built after November 2012. But in general, we say that it's for 2013-2016 models. Not sure?? Contact us!
What do you get? - If you order this item, you get a software license for activation and installation instructions. You then have to go to your local dealer to have the coding uploaded and activated to your car.
The Aha Radio app is available free of charge from iTunes or Google Play. We recommend you download this app to your phone first, try it out.......make sure you like the stations and content. We saw some negative reviews about this app, but found it to be easy to use and customize.
This Online Services kit must be activated by a Porsche dealer. Once activated, all information easily transfers to the radio. Just activate the app on your phone, and then a new "Aha" menu will be displayed under the "SOURCE" menu. Then you can easily select your favorite station, find detailed information about destinations, or connect to many other options on your favorites list. The biggest benefit is music, if you're missing SIRIUS or XM, this appears to be a great alternative.
Note: Professional installation required by an authorized Porsche dealer, estimated installation time is about 30 minutes. Make sure your VIN number is 100% accurate (if it's wrong, you've wasted your money). This kit is not returnable under any circumstance.
For more information on Aha, click HERE.