TuneLink Auto Universal™

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TuneLink Auto Universal™

The ultimate wireless based in-car audio solution for iOS and Android.


Advanced In-Car Audio Interface

FM and direct connect in-car audio solution for cars that lack Bluetooth® enabled radios.

App Control

Configure and control your TuneLink through our slick and easy to use free TuneLink app.

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Model Details & Features

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PLUG IT, PAIR IT, PLAY IT, SHARE IT - Your music, wherever you are!

Tunelink is the most advanced in-car audio interface that provides a wireless Bluetooth® audio link between your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and your vehicle's sound system. TuneLink is universal, operating over FM or direct connect to your auxiliary (AUX) input.

Incorporating a best-of-class Bluetooth® transceiver, FM transmitter and advanced fast-charge isolated USB charging port, TuneLink brings real innovation to a digital audio accessory market that is crowded with clunky docks, cabled solutions and poor-performing dongle-based FM transmitters.

The TuneLink hardware device is controlled by a free application downloaded from the iTunes App Store. Once you have downloaded the free App, using TuneLink is as easy as PLUG IT, PAIR IT, PLAY IT, SHARE IT! Innovation is at the core of TuneLink and many of the features in both the hardware and the software App have never been attempted before.

The exclusive TuneLink "Share" feature allows multiple users in the same vehicle to share the same TuneLink connection, creating a social atmosphere in the car and allowing everyone to participate in sharing their tunes.

TuneLink incorporates advanced Bluetooth® technology to ensure that your music is truly portable. You have the flexibility to stow your device or take it with you while your tunes continue to play through your car speakers over thirty feet away.

Accessory control: Configure and control your TuneLink through our slick and easy to use free TuneLink application

Automatic Reconnect: Climb in, start your car, Tunelink finds your devices, reconnects, and starts your music playing automatically.

TuneLink Share Modes: keep your TuneLink private or allow it to be shared in one of three modes including TUNELINK SHARE where tunes are successively played from each paired player.

FM Transmitter Control: Set the frequency of the FM transmitter using a large format dial control.

SpeedTune: Let TuneLink use your GPS location to suggest the best open FM channels to use with just two taps.

Station favorites: Setting favorites FM channels is a snap with just one tap. Recalling your preset stations is quick and easy.

Create On-The-Go Playlist: Create an on the go playlists from within the app.

Name Your TuneLink: Create a custom name for your TuneLink device so your friends can find it easily when pairing.

HI-FI Stereo Bluetooth® link: State of the art Bluetooth® technology keeps the music playing, without any physical connection.

Direct Connect: Connect TuneLink directly to your car stereo via the 3.5 mm stereo line out using the included audio cable.

FM Transmitter: TuneLink includes a Best-of-Class FM transmitter with RDS that provides unmatched performance compared to legacy FM transmitter solutions.

Fast USB charger: Charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod using the included charge/sync cable at up to 2.1 Amps.

Humbuster: New Potato's innovative and exclusive ground loop noise elimination technology kills the noise and interference experienced with other charge and direct connect solutions.

Limit Distracted Driving: The TuneLink device and its app have been specially designed to to avoid the distractions that legacy solutions create while listening to your music on the road.

Superb Audio Quality: Performance that will dazzle and delight even the most discriminating audiophile.

Apple iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini & Android

OS 4.0 or higher

OS 4.1 or higher for the most advanced TuneLink Share mode

Android

Vehicle with 12V accessory outlet, car audio system with auxiliary line input or FM receiver.

SKU 1201-TLAUV1

Weight 0.50 lbs

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Download the free TuneLink app from the iTunes App or Google Play Store

PLUG IT: Plug TuneLink into your car's 12V power supply

PAIR IT: Enable Bluetooth® and pair once to your "TuneLink" unit

PLAY IT: Use the FM transmitter or Direct Connect option to play your music through your car speakers

SHARE IT: Set the share mode you want active through the TuneLink application

FAQ & Troubleshooting Tips

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  • How easy is TuneLink Auto hardware to set up?

    TuneLink offers quick and easy "plug it, pair it, play it, share it" set up. Connect the TuneLink Auto Hardware Accessory to the 12-volt accessory outlet in your car, enable Bluetooth® and select "TuneLink" from the list of devices in your general device settings, and choose either the direct connect or FM transmitter option to start experiencing your music through your car speakers.
  • Do I have to use the FREE app to play my music( ie. pandora)?

    You will need the TuneLink app to select an open FM station for the FM transmitter option. The TuneLink app offers convenient music and FM transmitter controls, but once TuneLink is plugged in and paired with a device, users have the flexibility to play their music from within the TuneLink app or from the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad native music player. You can also listen to internet radio stations such as Pandora, Spotify, We7, Slacker, Youtube, Accuradio, Iheart, Grooveshark, Shoutcast, Radiorage.
  • Will TuneLink work with my Friend's Android mobile phone?

    TuneLink will pair with any device that supports the A2DP Bluetooth® stereo audio standard including Blackberry, Android, or other capable mobile devices. Some product features require the application for complete function, but we have found that Android will play through TuneLink and charge from Tunelink without problems.
  • How do I add music to a playlist?

    In the TuneLink app, select the music note icon. On the next screen, you can view your music and add a playlist based on song title, playlist name, artist name or album. You can also select "More" to select and add audiobooks, compilations, composers, genres, or podcasts. Select the plus symbol next to the item or items that you want to add to your TuneLink playlist. You can also choose to add all the items in a category you your playlist (for example: "Add All Songs" or "Add All Albums"). When you have finished making your selections, press "Done." Your selections have been added to the TuneLink playlist. To shuffle or repeat music in your playlist, tap the TuneLink music screen where your album art is displayed. In the song progress indicator screen that pops up, select either the "repeat" or "shuffle" icon. Tap the screen again to close the song progress indicator screen.
  • Why does TuneLink Auto hardware accessory glow blue?

    The TuneLink Auto accessory LEDs will glow when TuneLink Auto is properly plugged in and receiving power.
  • What do you mean by Bluetooth® stereo audio?

    Bluetooth® can be used for more than just a hands-free headset. The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch have the ability to transmit high-quality stereo audio over a Bluetooth® link. Not all Bluetooth® devices are created equal though, TuneLink uses only the best A2DP codecs so your music sounds as if you were using a wire.
  • Does TuneLink Auto work with my hands-free headset?

    Yes. TuneLink Auto itself is not a hands-free solution for placing phone calls, but works perfectly with any Bluetooth® headset or other hands-free device. When a call comes in, your music will pause, and the iPhone will automatically connect to the headset during the call. When the call is over, the iPhone will resume music playback through TuneLink Auto. By using TuneLink Auto to connect to your car stereo, the headphone jack on your iPhone is available for use with a wired headset. TuneLink Auto works seamlessly with a wired headset or Bluetooth® headset so you can stay focused on the road and talk hands-free.
  • What happned to the volume?

    iPhone 6 and/or iOS 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 users: Be advised that the volume on your phone may be turned very low when you initially connect to TuneLink. After the initial connection the volume will stay where you set it.
  • How does TuneLink prevent engine noise from ruining my music when charging?

    In about 40% of cars, connecting your device to a car charger results in a ground loop that causes engine whine and noise to be amplified through your car speakers. TuneLink Auto incorporates innovative "Humbuster" noise elimination technology that breaks this ground loop, ensuring that users will experience the highest quality audio possible. Your music is never diluted with engine electrical noise when charging your device.
  • Why not just use the headphone jack on the iPhone itself?

    Convenience AND quality. TuneLink Auto offers an option for auto-connect and auto-play that automatically reconnects TuneLink Auto to your iPhone and begins playing music where you left off. Also, the the heaphone output on the iPhone is tailored for just that: headphones. The Direct Connect output of TuneLink Auto is optimized for your car's AUX in jack and can stay permanently connected, so no more scrambling for the other end of the cable before you can listen to your music? Just hop in the car and go, TuneLink Auto has your music handled. By using TuneLink Auto to connect to your car stereo, the headphone jack on your iPhone is available for use with a wired headset. TuneLink Auto works seamlessly with a wired headset or Bluetooth® headset so you can stay focused on the road and talk hands-free.
  • Tunelink's best in class FM Transmitter

    TuneLink Auto uses best-in-class FM transmitter technology for crystal clear sound. The FREE TuneLink Auto App harnesses the GPS feature of the iPhone to automatically predict the clearest station, so re-tuning as you cruise along is just a touch of a button.
  • How do I use the TuneLink Auto FM transmitter?

    Connect TuneLink Auto hardware to the 12-volt accessory outlet in your car. Pair to TuneLink Auto using the iPhone Bluetooth® setup menu. Download and launch the FREE TuneLink Auto app from the Apple iTunes store. At the bottom of the app screen, select the Speed tune icon to have Tune Link display the best available FM stations based on your current location. Select the FM tower icon to manually select an available FM station. When you have selected an open FM station within the Tune Link app, set your car radio to the corresponding station. You can add an FM station to your favorites for quick access at a later date by selecting the favorites icon on the FM Tuner screen. Press the music note icon to view your music controls and begin playing your music.
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  • What if I can't find a clear U.S. station?

    While connected, go to app settings and switch 'FM Region' to Europe. Go back to FM Tuner, select 87.7 and tap the heart to make it a favorite. Then go back to settings and switch FM Region to North America. Go back to FM Tuner, and set car stereo to 87.7. This frequency should not have any stations on it. (iPhone 6 and/or iOS 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 users - you may not be able to go 'back' after setting the region, however the region will be set when you re-open the app.)
  • What is Tunelink Auto Speed Tune?

    TuneLink Auto uses the GPS function of your iPhone to automatically determine the clearest radio stations in your area. By avoiding the major radio stations in your area, you can rest assured that TuneLink Auto will maintain a clear link to your FM radio so the music goes on and leaves the interference behind.
  • Dropped Connection

    If you were using an internet based app such as Pandora or Spotify, it may be that you experienced an interruption to service on those apps. TuneLink then stopped receiving data to play, which can seem like a dropped connection. As a test, try using TuneLink from your phone's default player instead of an internet based app. Another thing to try, if you haven't done so already, is to go into your phone's Bluetooth® menu, tap the right arrow next to TuneLink, and tap "Forget this device." Then reboot your Phone, go back into the Bluetooth® settings, plug in TuneLink, and see if it appears in the list of devices. If it does, tap on it and see if it pairs and connects. If it says 'connected' launch the app and check the settings menu. If you see a red bar telling you TuneLink is not connected (but your Bluetooth® menu says 'connected') then tap the red bar- this should force a connection.
  • If that doesn't solve it, delete the app, restart the phone and repeat the steps above.

    Normally when TuneLink is attempting to pair with your phone, the full ring will blink in a quick flashing pattern. However, there is also a different pattern that will indicate there is a problem with the TuneLink. If you see a blinking pattern on the blue ring alternating side-to-side (it may look like a rotational or "x" pattern) this indicates a malfunction. If your unit is less than a year old we will replace it. If you see the "x" pattern, send a copy of your receipt to support@newpotatotech.com. New Potato will use the information to activate your one-year warranty and arrange for an exchange. Please send an email with the letters "OOWR" in the message to our Support Team, and we will instruct you how to return the unit.

If you experience further difficulties please contact our Support Team