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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Radio mode

— Fusion of all the stations memorized in  
preset keys in a list.  
Radio mode  
— 36 preset keys to store favorites.  
— Station logos.  
Introduction to the topic  
— Antenna amplifier  
In Radio mode you can tune in to available radio stations on  
different frequency bands and store your favorites under the  
preset keys for quick access.  
— DAB Presentation.  
— Parallel to the broadcasted program,  
still images sequentially.  
The types of reception and the available frequency bands  
depend on the equipment and the country.  
—Online Radio.  
In certain countries, frequency bands may cease to be  
broadcast or may not be offered again.  
Universal symbols in Radio mode  
Open RADIO menu  
The symbols may be different depending on the infotainment  
1.Press HOME  
Or: press MENU  
Or: press RADIO  
To select the type of AM reception.  
To select the type of FM reception.  
Access settings  
1.Press HOME  
To select the type of FM/DAB reception.  
Or: press MENU  
Radio stations are responsible for the content of the  
information they transmit.  
To select the type of reception  
online radio  
Radio online.  
The electrical equipment connected to the vehicle can  
additionally cause interference in the reception of the  
radio signal and noise in the speakers.  
To select the previous station from the station list or  
select the station from the previous preset key.  
Metal-coated foils or stickers on the window panes can  
To select the next station from the station list or  
select the station from the next preset key.  
interfere with reception in vehicles with antennas built  
into the windows.  
To display the preset keys.  
Radio equipment and symbols  
To display the selected stations with additional information.  
Note and from page 252.  
Stations that are already stored under a preset button  
in a station list.  
Monitoring of traffic information stations (TP) is  
The functions, types of reception and available frequency bands  
depend on the equipment and the country.  
The station with selected traffic information is not  
not TP  
— AM receiver.  
HF Off  
Automatic station tracking (AF) is deactivated.  
— Dual FM receiver (diversity antenna).  
— List of FM stations.  
The Radio Data System (RDS) is off.  
— Summary station list.  
— Merging of FM and DAB stations into one list.  
— Summary list of memories.  
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Radio mode  
Symbols in the AM frequency band  
To display the selection of stations.  
To display the station list of AM stations.  
Update the station list manually.  
Tune in, select and store stations  
To display the frequency band for manual selection of  
the AM frequency.  
Note and from page 252.  
Symbols in the FM and FM/DAB frequency band  
Select the frequency band  
To display the station list of FM stations and, depending  
on the country, of DAB stations.  
Before selecting a station you have to select a frequency band or  
a type of reception.  
Depending on the frequency band selected or the type of  
reception, different stations are available.  
To display the frequency band for manual selection of  
the FM frequency.  
The frequency bands and types of reception available depend  
on the equipment and the country.  
Only possible when the summary station list is off.  
1. To open the list of frequency bands  
DAB cannot be tuned.  
and of the reception types, press Source.  
2. Select the frequency band or the type of reception:  
DAB station that supports presentations (sli deshow).  
Presentation for DAB station is not available.  
— AM, if available.  
— FM (for equipment that does not have DAB).  
— DAB (for 6.5-inch equipment).  
—Online Radio.  
Symbols in online Radio mode  
— Radio via satellite.  
To open the text search.  
Search and select a station You can  
select radio stations in different ways. The options vary  
Cannot tune to online radio.  
depending on the frequency band and the type of reception.  
To display the last listened to online radio station.  
Select via frequency band  
(AM and FM)  
To show the 100 most listened to online radio stations.  
To show the available online radio podcasts.  
1. Activate the frequency band.  
2. Press the cursor, move it across the frequency band, and  
release it when you reach the frequency band you want.  
Or: press a point on the frequency band. The cursor will  
automatically jump to the corresponding frequency.  
To show online radio stations, which come from the  
desired country.  
The station of the set frequency is tuned in.  
To show online radio stations that broadcast their  
program in the desired language.  
Select from the station list (AM, FM and FM/  
To display online radio stations whose program belongs  
to the desired music genre.  
The station list shows the currently receivable stations.  
Depending on the equipment, you may need to update the radio  
station list if you are no longer in the area where you access  
Infotainment system  
gave the list of stations for the last time. In the FM/  
4. Press the preset key.  
DAB frequency band, the station list is usually updated  
The station is stored in the selected preset key.  
1. Open the station list.  
If a station was already stored on the preset  
button, it is overwritten with the station  
2. Touch the station you want.  
The selected station is tuned in.  
In the FM/DAB frequency band and if the station  
in question is available, the type of reception  
with the best quality is selected automatically.  
Online functions in Radio mode  
Note and from page 252.  
Search and filter stations (Online Radio)  
In Online Radio mode, stations can be filtered by  
categories and can be searched by text.  
1. Open the station selection.  
Depending on equipment, the infotainment system  
has online functions in radio mode.  
Online radio, for example, is one of the online functions  
of Radio mode.  
2. Select the category by which the stations are to  
be filtered.  
Requirements for using online functions in Radio  
Or: Press to start text search.  
ÿ The vehicle is equipped with We Connect or We  
Connect Plus.  
The input field is displayed.  
3. Enter the station name you want.  
The list of found stations is updated during entry.  
ÿ You have an active We Connect user account.  
ÿ The vehicle is assigned to your We Connect user  
4. Touch the station you want.  
The selected station is tuned in.  
ÿ You have purchased a data package for an Internet  
connection via the In-Car Shop or you have  
data volume on the SIM card of your mobile  
phone and are connected to your vehicle via the  
WLAN hotspot (Wifi).  
SCAN Search in SCAN mode (AM, FM and FM/DAB)  
In SCAN mode, stations are tuned in sequentially  
automatically and each station is played for about 5  
1. To start SCAN mode, press  
SCAN mode starts and the currently tuned station  
is displayed on the screen.  
Special features in mode  
The SCAN function button is displayed .  
2. To select a station, press SCAN.  
Note and from page 252.  
SCAN mode stops and the station is tuned.  
The special functions in Radio mode listed below  
are not available with all infotainment systems,  
Storing stations on the preset buttons You can  
depending on the country and equipment.  
store up to 36 stations of different frequency bands  
and types of reception as favorites on the preset  
TP (traffic station)  
1. Tune in the station you want.  
The TP function monitors the announcements of a  
tuned station with traffic information and plays them  
automatically in Radio mode or in active media  
2. Access the preset keys.  
3. Press the preset button and keep it pressed until  
the station is stored.  
playback. To do this, it must be possible to tune in to  
a station with traffic information.  
Or: Touch the station in the station list and hold  
it down.  
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The preset keys are displayed.  
Radio 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  

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