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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Media mode

Some stations without their own traffic information  
support the TP function by broadcasting other  
2. Select the station to be assigned  
a station logo.  
stations' traffic information (EON).  
3. Select the stations logo.  
In the AM waveband and in Multi media mode, a  
station with traffic information is automatically  
4. If desired, repeat the same process for other  
tuned in the background as long as reception of a  
station with traffic information is possible.  
5. To finish assigning station logos, press .  
If no traffic stations can be tuned in, No TP is  
displayed on the screen. The equipment automatically  
searches for receivable stations with traffic  
information. As soon as a station with traffic information  
can be received, the status on the display changes  
back to TP.  
media mode  
Introduction to the topic  
To allow the reception of traffic reports, the TP function  
has to be activated in the settings.  
In Media mode you can play multimedia files from  
data carriers via the infotainment system.  
Stations with traffic information are not  
available in all countries.  
Depending on the equipment, the following data  
carriers can be used:  
Activate the TP function  
— USB storage media, for example,  
a USB stick.  
1. In Radio mode or Media mode, press or and  
activate Traffic Station (TP).  
— Bluetooth device, for example, a phone  
online radio  
— SD map.  
Online radio is a type of reception for Internet radio  
stations and podcasts independent of AM, FM and  
DAB. Thanks to Internet transmission, reception is  
not limited to the region.  
Depending on the equipment, the following types of  
media files can be played:  
— Audio files, for example, music.  
— Video files.  
Online radio is only available when the internet  
connection of the infotainment system is active. The  
- Images.  
use of online radio may incur charges for data  
transmission from the Internet.  
Streaming services  
In some countries, the online radio function  
Depending on equipment and country, you can  
depends on the privacy settings in the vehicle.  
additionally use streaming services ÿ p. 269.  
Open the main menu MEDIA  
Station logos For  
1.Press HOME  
Or: press MENU  
Or: press MEDIA  
some frequency bands, station logos may already  
be pre-installed in the infotainment system.  
If Automatic station logo selection is activated in  
the settings , the station logos are automatically  
assigned to the stations.  
Access settings  
1.Press MENU  
In Online Radio mode, the infotainment system  
accesses the station logos from the online database  
and assigns them to the stations automatically.  
Limitations and indications of data carriers Data  
carriers that are dirty, have been exposed to high  
temperatures or have been damaged may not work.  
Observe the manufacturer's instructions.  
Assign station logos manually  
In the AM frequency band, it is not possible to assign  
station logos manually.  
Differences in quality between data carriers from  
different manufacturers can cause anomalies in  
media playback.  
1. In Radio mode, press  
logos of  
Infotainment system  
An incorrect configuration on a data medium can make the  
— Multimedia database for any type of  
data medium unreadable.  
— The data from all media sources connected to the  
infotainment system is stored in a media database.  
The storage capacity, the state of use (data copying and  
deletion processes), the file system, the folder structure and the  
amount of data stored can delay the reading time of data carriers.  
— Media streaming (online).  
— Media search.  
Media source symbols  
Playlists only specify a playback order and refer to where the  
media files are stored within the folder structure. There are no  
saved media files in a playlist. In order to play a playlist, the  
Select My media as the media source. Connected  
USB devices can be selected in My Media .  
media files must be located on the storage locations of the data  
carriers to which the playlist refers.  
Select the device connected by Blue tooth as the media  
Configure available streaming services.  
No liability can be assumed for damage, change or loss  
of files on data carriers.  
Streaming services that are already configured are  
displayed in the list of media sources with their own logo.  
Universal symbols in Media mode  
Equipment features and  
multimedia symbols  
To start playback.  
To pause playback.  
Note and from page 252.  
Audio, multimedia and connectivity The  
To change to the previous title.  
functions and multimedia formats available depend on the  
equipment and the country.  
The symbols may be different depending on the infotainment  
To change to the next title.  
— Bluetooth multimedia playback and control.  
Repeat the title being played.  
— Audio playback in these formats:  
— AAC.  
- A THE C.  
Repeat all titles.  
To activate the random play order.  
To search the current media source (list).  
— Video playback in these formats:  
To close the list.  
— MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg).  
—ISOMPEG4; Xvid (.avi).  
— ISO MPEG4 H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mov).  
To return to the parent folder of the media source.  
—Windows Media Video 9 (.wmv, .asf).  
— Playlists from any type of device  
To display the favorites list.  
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Symbols for categories and groups of media  
Searching in the folder structure  
All media files on USB devices are filtered by  
categories, eg Album.  
music title.  
This category view is always shown in My Media .  
The classic folder structure of the individual USB  
data carriers can also be found under My media.  
1. Activate the folder structure.  
The folder structure of the selected media  
source is displayed. When My Media is  
selected, the categories, for example Music,  
and connected media sources are displayed  
2. Find the title you want in the folder structure.  
Musical genres.  
Or: Press to start text search.  
The input field is displayed.  
3. Enter the name of the desired title.  
The list of titles found is updated during the introduction.  
4. Touch the title you want.  
If when you start playback your selection is in  
a folder of a media source, the media files in it  
are added to the playback.  
Symbols during video playback  
Play a video in full screen.  
If a playlist is played, all available titles in the  
playlist are added to the playback.  
Minimize reproduction.  
5. Close your selection with .  
select from favorites  
You can save individual titles, albums, artists and  
music genres to favorites for playback.  
Select and play a media source  
1. Access favorites.  
Note and from page 252.  
2. Tap the favorite you want.  
Select media source  
Depending on your selection, all titles belonging  
1. If you want to play a media source ex  
to the favorite are added to playback.  
external, connect an external media source.  
2. Select the connected media source to be used for  
save favorites  
Only media files that are stored in My media, in the  
Music and Video folders can be saved as favourites.  
You can save titles, albums, artists and music  
genres individually as favourites.  
Play audio and video files Before  
playing media files you have to connect a media  
You can browse and play media files from an  
available media source in different ways.  
1. To start playback.  
2. Access favorites.  
3. Tap a favorite that is not assigned.  
Infotainment system  
Or: Tap on an already assigned favorite and  
hold it down for approx. 3 seconds.  
Streaming services are not available in all countries  
or on all vehicle models.  
4. Select from the selection list:  
- Qualification.  
Requirements for the use of streaming services: ÿ  
The vehicle has We Connect or We  
— Albums.  
— Interpreters.  
- Musical genres.  
ÿ You have an active We Connect user account.  
- Playlists.  
The selection is saved in place of the  
previously selected favourite. If the favorite  
was already assigned, the saved favorite is  
ÿ The vehicle is assigned to your user account  
ÿ You have purchased a corresponding data package  
via the In-Car shop or you have data volume on  
the SIM card of your mobile phone and you are  
connected to your vehicle via the WLAN access  
point (Wi-Fi) of your mobile phone ÿ page . 244.  
The selectable options in the selection list depend  
on the data attached to the media file. If the music  
genre is not indicated in the music files, for example,  
you cannot save the music genre as a favorite.  
ÿ You have your own user account in the streaming  
service in question.  
If a video file is playing, only that video can be saved  
as a favorite.  
Although displayed separately in the menu,  
streaming services such as Apple Music and  
Set up streaming services  
TIDAL can only be turned on and off together ÿ p. 237.  
Depending on equipment and country, you can use  
streaming services directly via the infotainment  
system ÿ p. 266. To use streaming services, you  
need to be connected to the Internet ÿ p. 266.  
Reproduction of entertainment  
content through the infotainment  
1. Select Streaming media as the multi source  
A list of available streaming services is  
Note and from page 252.  
2. Select the streaming service you want.  
An input field is displayed where you can enter  
the data to log in.  
Music and videos can be played on the infotainment  
3. Enter the login data for the desired user account  
and confirm.  
Video mode  
In Video mode, a video from a data carrier or,  
depending on the country, from a streaming service  
can be played on the screen of the infotainment  
The streaming service is added to the list of  
media sources as a new function button.  
system ÿ p. 268. The sound of the video is reproduced  
through the vehicle's speakers.  
You may need to sign in to the streaming  
service again if, for example, you change  
your privacy settings.  
Playback from a streaming service requires a stable  
internet connection. In this case, telephone costs may  
be generated.  
The image is only displayed if the vehicle is stopped.  
While driving, the infotainment system display goes  
off. The sound of the video can still be heard.  
Online functions in Media mode  
Note and from page 252.  
Streaming services  
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Depending on the equipment and the country, you can  
additionally use streaming services.  
media mode  
If the exact destination cannot be reached because,  
for example, it is in a non-digitized area, the  
announcement is made that the destination area has  
been reached. Indications about the direction and  
Introduction to the topic  
distance of the destination are also shown on the  
A global navigation satellite system determines the  
current position of the vehicle. All measured values  
and possible traffic information bulletins are compared  
with the available maps to allow optimal navigation to  
the destination.  
During dynamic route guidance, traffic incidents on  
the route are warned. If the route is recalculated, for  
example due to a traffic jam or a change in driving  
style, an additional announcement will be played ÿ p.  
Navigation management is done on the screen.  
While a navigation announcement is playing, you can  
mute or adjust its volume.  
The navigation announcements and the displayed  
graphics guide you to your destination.  
The following navigation announcements will be played  
with the adjusted volume or muted.  
Depending on the country, some functions of the  
infotainment system will not be available on the screen  
from a certain speed. This is not a malfunction, but  
rather due to compliance with legal provisions.  
Navigation announcements are not broadcast if  
the sound is muted in the infotainment system.  
Limitations while browsing  
If the infotainment system cannot receive data from  
GPS satellites, for example in a tunnel or underground  
garage, navigation continues using the vehicle's sensors.  
Only carry out settings, destination entry and changes  
for navigation when the vehicle is stationary.  
If you miss a turnoff during route guidance, the  
navigation may recalculate the route.  
In areas that are not digitized or with incomplete  
digitization in the infotainment system's memory, the  
infotainment system continues to try to make route  
guidance possible.  
The quality of the driving advice issued  
depends on the available navigation data and  
the traffic delays that have been received.  
In the event of missing or incomplete navigation data,  
it may not be possible to determine the exact position  
of the vehicle. This can cause navigation to not be as  
accurate as usual.  
Traffic reports will only be issued on the  
navigation system if the available We Connect  
The layout of the roads is subject to continuous  
service has been activated.  
modifications, for example, new streets, works, closure  
of roads to traffic, changes in street names and building  
numbers. If the navigation data is out of date, it can lead  
to errors or inaccuracies during route guidance.  
Open the main navigation menu  
1.Press HOME  
Or: press HOME  
Or: press MENU  
Operating the navigation map  
To allow optimal viewing, you can also operate the  
navigation map with additional finger movements.  
Access settings  
1.Press HOME  
Or: press MENU  
Move the navigation map Tip:  
Navigation announcements  
Use your index finger.  
The navigation announcements are audible driving  
instructions for the current route.  
1. Move the navigation map with your finger.  
Zoom in on the map Tip:  
The type and frequency of the navigation  
Use your index finger.  
announcements depend on the settings and the driving  
situation, eg starting destination guidance, driving on  
the motorway or around a roundabout.  
1. To zoom in on a specific position, double-click on  
the map.  
Infotainment system  

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