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Audio System Basic Operation

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Playing an iPod

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Features

1. Select  

and 

select 

Music Search.

2. Select the items on that menu.

How to Select a Song from the Music Search List

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Playing an iPod

Available operating functions vary on models or 
versions. Some functions may not be available on the 
vehicle's audio system.

If there is a problem, you may see an error message 
on the audio/information touch screen.

iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 287

If you operate the music app on your iPhone/iPod 
while the phone is connected to the audio system, 
you may no longer be able to operate the same app 
on the audio/information touch screen.
Reconnect the device if necessary.

If an iPhone is connected via Apple CarPlay, the iPod/
USB source is unavailable and audio files on the 
phone can only be played within Apple CarPlay.

Category Selection

Item Selection

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Playing an iPod

Features

You can select shuffle and repeat modes when playing a file.

Select a play mode.

To turn off a play mode

Select the mode you want to turn off.

How to Select a Play Mode

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How to Select a Play Mode

Play Mode Menu Items
Shuffle All Songs: Plays all available files in a 
selected list (playlists, artists, albums, songs, 
podcasts, genres, composers, or audiobooks) in 
random order.
Shuffle Albums: Plays all available albums in a 
selected list (playlists, artists, albums, songs, 
podcasts, genres, composers, or audiobooks) in 
random order.
Repeat Song: Repeats the current track.

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Song By Voice

TM

 (SBV)

Features

Song By Voice

TM

 (SBV)

Use SBV to search for and play music from your USB flash drive or iPod using voice 
commands.

To enable SBV

1. Select .
2. Select Settings.
3. Select System.
4. Select the Voice Recog tab.
5. Select Song by Voice.
6. Select On or Off.

Models with navigation system

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Song By Voice

TM

 (SBV)

Setting options:

On (factory default): Song By Voice

TM

 commands 

are available.

Off: Disable the feature.

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Song By Voice

TM

 (SBV)

Features

Searching for music using SBV

1. Set the Song by Voice setting to On.
2. Press the 

 (Talk) button and say “Music 

Search” to activate the SBV feature for the 
USB flash drive and iPod.

3. Press the 

 button and say a command.

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Example 1: Say “(List) ‘Artist A’“ to view a 
list of songs by that artist. Select the 
desired song to start playing.

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Example 2: Say “Play ‘Artist A’“ to start 
playing songs by that artist.

4. To cancel SBV, press the 

 (hang-up/back) 

button on the steering wheel. The selected 
song continues playing.

Once you have canceled this mode, you need 
to press the 

 button and say “Music Search” 

again to re-activate this mode.

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Searching for music using SBV

Song By Voice

TM

 Commands List

Song By Voice Commands P. 238

NOTE:
Song By Voice

TM

 commands are available for tracks 

stored on the USB flash drive or iPod.

You can add phonetic modifications of difficult 
words so that it is easier for SBV to recognize artists, 
songs, albums, and composers in voice commands.

Phonetic Modification P. 260

SBV is not available when using Apple CarPlay. Use 
Siri Eyes Free instead.

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Song By Voice

TM

 (SBV)

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Features

Add phonetic modifications of difficult or foreign words so that it is easier for SBV 
to recognize artists, songs, albums, and composers in voice commands when 
searching for music on the USB flash drive or iPod.

1. Select .
2. Select Settings.
3. Select System.
4. Select the Voice Recog tab.
5. Select Song by Voice Phonetic 

Modification.

6. Select New Modification.
7. Select USB or iPod.

Phonetic Modification

1

Phonetic Modification

Phonetic Modification is grayed out when Song By 
Voice
 is set to Off.

You can store up to 2,000 phonetic modification 
items.

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Song By Voice

TM

 (SBV)

Features

8. Select the item to modify (e.g., Artist).

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The list of the selected item appears on 
the screen.

9. Select an entry to modify.

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The pop-up menu appears on the screen.

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The listen to the current phonetic 
modification, select Play.

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To delete the current phonetic 
modification, select Delete.

10.Select Modify.
11.Select the phonetic spelling you want to 

use (e.g., ”Artist A”) when prompted.

12.Select OK.

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The artist “No Name” is phonetically 
modified to “Artist A.” When in the SBV 
mode, you can press the 

 (Talk) button 

and use the voice command “Play ‘Artist 
A’”
 to play songs by the artist “No 
Name.”

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Playing Pandora®

*

Features

Playing Pandora®

*

Your audio system allows you to listen to music from the Pandora® app on a 
compatible smartphone.
This function is available when the phone is paired and connected to the vehicle’s 
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system, or with an iPhone, you can connect using 
your USB cable to the USB port.

Phone Setup P. 383
USB Port(s

*

) P. 187

U.S. models

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Playing Pandora®

*

Pandora®, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade 
dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of 
Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. Pandora 
is currently available exclusively in the United States.

To find out if your phone is compatible with this 
feature, visiwww.handsfreelink.honda.com, or call 
1-888-528-7876.

To use this service in your vehicle, the Pandora® app 
must first be installed on your phone. Visit 
www.pandora.com. for more information.

Pandora® is free, personalized radio that plays music 
and comedy you’ll love. Just start with the name of 
one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or 
composers and Pandora® will create a custom station 
that plays similar tracks. Pandora® also features 
hundreds of genre stations ranging from Dubstep to 
Smooth Jazz to Power Workout.

If you cannot operate Pandora® through the audio 
system, it may be streaming through Bluetooth® 
Audio. Make sure Pandora® mode on your audio 
system is selected.

If your phone is connected to Android Auto or Apple 
CarPlay, Pandora® is unavailable.
Visit www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ to check Pandora® 
compatibility in Apple CarPlay, or www.android.com/
intl/en_us/auto/
 for Android Auto.

Audio/Information Touch Screen

Cover Art

VOL (Volume) Icons
Select to adjust the 
volume.

 (BACK) Icon

Select to go back to the 
previous display.

 (Power) Button

Press to turn the audio 
system on and off.

 (MENU) Icon

Select to display the 
menu items.

Play/Pause Icon
Select to resume or play a song.

Station Up/Down Icons
Select to change a station.

Skip Icon
Select to skip a song.

Like/Dislike Icons
Select to evaluate a song.

Audio/Information Screen

* Not available on all models

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Playing Pandora®

*

Features

You can operate some of the Pandora® menu items from your vehicle’s audio 
system. The available items are:
• Bookmark
• Station List
• New Station
• Sound
• Setting

Operating a menu item

1. Select .
2. Select an item.

Pandora® Menu

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Pandora® Menu

Available operating functions vary on software 
versions. Some functions may not be available on the 
vehicle’s audio system.

If there is a problem, you may see an error message 
on the audio/information touch screen.

Pandora® P. 288

Pandora® may limit the total number of skips allowed 
on the service. If you dislike a track after the skip limit 
has been reached, your feedback will be saved but 
the current track will continue to play.

To change stations, activate the Pandora® menu, 
select Station List, and then select a new station. It 
also changes stations on the main Pandora® screen.

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Playing Aha

TM

Features

Playing Aha

TM

Aha

TM

 can be displayed and operated on the audio/information touch screen when 

your smartphone is connected to the audio system by Wi-Fi or through Bluetooth® 
with the HondaLink® app downloaded to your smartphone.

Wi-Fi Connection P. 275
HondaLink® P. 270

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Playing Aha

TM

Aha

TM

 by Harman is a cloud-based service that 

organizes your favorite web content into live radio 
stations. You can access podcasts, internet radio, 
location-based services, and audio updates from 
social media sites.

Available operating functions vary on software 
versions. Some functions may not be available on the 
vehicle’s audio system.

The menu items vary depending on the station you 
selected.

You must have a previously set up Aha

TM

 account 

prior to using the service in your vehicle. Visit 
www.aharadio.com for more information.

You want to select another source, select AUDIO on 
the upper left of the screen. The source select screen 
will appear. Select the source you want.

If there is an active connection to Apple CarPlay or 
Android Auto, Aha

TM

 can only be accessed when the 

phone is connected through Wi-Fi.

Audio/Information Touch Screen

VOL (Volume) Icons
Select to adjust the 
volume.

 (BACK) Icon

Select to go back to the 
previous display.

 (Power) Button

Press to turn the audio 
system on and off.

Audio/Information Screen

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

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Features

Playing a USB Flash Drive

Your audio system reads and plays sound files on a USB flash drive in either MP3, 
WMA, or AAC

*1

 format.

Connect your USB flash drive to the USB port, then select the USB mode.

USB Port(s

*

) P. 187

*1:Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this unit.
*2:Some or all of the lists may not be displayed.

VOL (Volume) Icons
Select to adjust the volume.

 (BACK) Icon

Select to go back to the previous 
display.

Track Icons
Select 

 or 

 to change files.

Select and hold to move rapidly 
within a track.

 (Power) Button

Press to turn the audio system on 
and off.

Open/Close Icon

*2

Displays/hides the detailed 
information.

 (MENU) Icon

Select to display the menu items.

Folder Icons
Select 

 to skip to the next folder, and 

 to skip 

to the beginning of the previous folder.

Audio/Information Touch Screen

Audio/Information Screen

* Not available on all models

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

266

Features

1. Select  

and 

select 

Music Search.

2. Select Music.

3. Select a folder.

4. Select a track.

How to Select a File from the Music Search List

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Use the recommended USB flash drives.

General Information on the Audio System 

P. 291

WMA files protected by digital rights management 
(DRM) cannot be played.
The audio system displays Unplayable File, then 
skips to the next file.

If there is a problem, you may see an error message 
on the audio/information touch screen.

iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 287

Select Switch USB Device in the Audio menu 
screen to switch to another USB device.

Folder Selection

Track Selection

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Features

You can select scan, repeat, and random modes when playing a file.

Scan

1. Select .
2. Select Scan.
3. Select a play mode.

Random/Repeat

Select a play mode.

To turn off a play mode

Select the mode you want to turn off.

How to Select a Play Mode

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How to Select a Play Mode

Play Mode Menu Items
Scan
Scan Folders
: Provides 10-second sampling of the 
first file in each of the main folders.
Scan Tracks: Provides 10-second sampling of all files 
in the current folder.

Random/Repeat
Random in Folder
: Plays all files in the current 
folder in random order.
Random All Tracks: Plays all files in random order.
Repeat Folder: Repeats all files in the current folder.
Repeat Track: Repeats the current file.

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Features

Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your Bluetooth-compatible 
phone.
This function is available when the phone is paired and connected to the vehicle’s 
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system.

Phone Setup P. 383

*1:Depending on the Bluetooth® device you connect, some or all of the lists may not 

be displayed.

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones with streaming 
audio capabilities are compatible.
To check if your phone is compatible, visit 
http://www.handsfreelink.com/Honda/.

It may be illegal to perform some data device 
functions while driving.

Only one phone can be used with HFL at a time.
When there are more than two paired phones in the 
vehicle, the first paired phone the system finds is 
automatically connected.

The connected phone for Bluetooth® Audio can be 
different.

If more than one phone is paired to the HFL system, 
there may be a delay before the system begins to 
play.

In some cases, the name of the artist, album, or track 
may not appear correctly.

Some functions may not be available on some 
devices.

If a phone is currently connected via Apple CarPlay or 
Android Auto, Bluetooth® Audio from that phone is 
unavailable. However, a second previously paired 
phone can stream Bluetooth® Audio by selecting 
Connect  

from 

Bluetooth Device List.

Phone Setup P. 383

Audio/Information 
Touch Screen

VOL (Volume) Icons
Select to adjust the 
volume.

Group Icons
Select  

or  

to 

change group.

Pause Icon

Play Icon

Bluetooth Indicator
Appears when your 
phone is connected 
to HFL.

Track Icons
Select  

or  

to change tracks.

Open/Close Icon

*1

Displays/hides the 
detailed 
information.

Audio/Information 
Screen

 (Power) Button

Press to turn the 
audio system on and 
off.

 (MENU) Icon

Select to display the 
menu items.

 (BACK) Icon

Select to go back to 
the previous display.

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Features

1. Make sure that your phone is paired and 

connected to the system.

Phone Setup P. 383

2. Select the Bluetooth® Audio mode.

If the phone is not recognized, another HFL-
compatible phone, which is not compatible 
for Bluetooth® Audio, may already be 
connected.

To pause or resume a file

Select the play icon or pause icon.

1. Select .
2. Select Music Search.
3. Select a search category (e.g., Albums).
4. Select an item.

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The selection begins playing.

To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files

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To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files

To play the audio files, you may need to operate your 
phone. If so, follow the phone maker’s operating 
instructions.

Switching to another mode pauses the music playing 
from your phone.

You can change the connected phone in the 
Bluetooth® settings on the Audio menu screen by 
the following procedure.
1. Select .
2. Select Settings.

Searching for Music

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Searching for Music

Depending on the Bluetooth® device you connect, 
some or all of the lists may not be displayed.

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HondaLink®

Features

HondaLink®

HondaLink® connects you to the latest information from Honda. You can connect 
your phone wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®.

Wi-Fi Connection P. 275
Phone Setup P. 383

Places

*

Displays restaurants, gas stations, Honda dealer, and so on. You can also navigate to 
the found locations via the navigation.

Vehicle

Displays instruction messages when the vehicle needs service.

Help & Support

Displays tips for vehicle usage, and get support via road side or customer service 
center.

HondaLink® Menu

1

HondaLink®

The HondaLink® connect app is compatible with most 
iPhone and Android phones.

Some cell phone carriers charge for tethering and 
smartphone data use. Check your phone’s data 
subscription package.

If there is an active connection to Apple CarPlay or 
Android Auto, HondaLink® can only be connected 
through Wi-Fi.

* Not available on all models

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HondaLink®

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Features

Messages from Honda

Displays helpful and important information from Honda.

Weather

Displays a weekly five-day weather forecast for any location you want. You can 
change the ZIP Code at any time.

Use the following procedure to connect to HondaLink® service.

To enable to the HondaLink® service

1. Select .
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Clock/Info.
4. Select the HondaLink tab.
5. Select Diagnostic & Location Data.
6. Select On.

You need to allow the consent of the location 
service to enable the HondaLink® service.

Enable Once: Allows only one time. (Prompt 
shows again next time.)
Always Enable: Allows anytime. (Prompt 
does not show again.)
Cancel: Does not allow this consent.

To Set Up to Connect HondaLink® Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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