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1/26/2021
Playing Music with Model Year 2020 and Newer Slingshot Ride Commmand

There are five main audio sources supported by the model year 2020 and newer Slingshot Ride Command display: AM/FM Radio, Weather Radio, USB Audio and Bluetooth®. The steps to play music through each source and any requirements for compatibility can be found below. 

Note: When a headset is connected to the Ride Command display, the user has the option to toggle between the speaker and the headset for all audio sources. The switch is pictured below. 

Audio toggle

Press the Music Button to access the Audio screen.

Music button on Ride Command

To select an audio source, tap the source selector button in the top-left corner of the audio screen. 

Ride Command Audio Source Select

This will present all audio source options, allowing you to choose your desired source. 

Audio Source Select

AM/FM Radio
To access the AM/FM radio, press the source selector button in the top, left corner of the screen. Select AM or FM. 

Once selected, the center of the screen will display information for the station that is playing, including: 

AM/FM Radio on Ride Command

  • Frequency
  • Buttons to tune up/down (0.2 MHz for FM, 10 KHz for AM)
  • Tune buttons to skip forward or backward by available stations
  • Scan button
  • Station Name (if available)
  • Artist name (if available)
  • Song name (if available)
  • Audio settings (gear) icon
  • Signal strength

Along the bottom of the screen are radio presets that can be assigned to your favorite stations. To save a preset, tune to the desired frequency and tap and hold the desired preset button (it will read HOLD TO SET) to set. If you wish to reset the preset, click on the one you wish to reset and tune to the new channel you wish to save. Press and hold the preset to save to the new channel. To reset all presets go to the Settings icon in the corner of the screen. Select ALL SETTINGS > AUDIO. Tap the Reset button next to Clear Radio Presets and tap CLEAR on the pop-up. 

Clear radio presets

Weather Band Radio
To access the Weather Band Radio, press the source selector button in the top-left corner of the screen. Select WEATHER RADIO. 

Ride Command Weather Radio

Once selected, the center of the screen will display information for the station that is playing, including: 

  • Frequency
  • Station number
  • Audio settings (gear) icon
  • Signal strength

Switch stations by selecting the desired weather station on the bottom of the screen. Available stations vary by geographic location. 

USB Music Playback
Plug your USB or lightning cable in to the USB port under the Ride Command display. To access USB audio, press the source selector button in the top-left corner of the screen. Select USB/IPOD. Note: Though the display says USB/IPOD, iPods are not compatible with Ride Command audio. 

Ride Command USB Audio

Once selected, the center of the screen will display information for the song that is playing, including: 

  • Song title
  • Artist 
  • Album name
  • Album artwork (if available)
  • Song progress bar (includes current location and song length)
  • Audio settings (gear) icon
  • Playback controls
  • Repeat (if available)
  • Shuffle (if available) 
  • "Up Next" panel (if available)

Note: USB music playback requires a USB 2.0 or 3.0 that is exFAT or FAT32 formatted. Audio file types must be in .mp3 or .wav formats. 

Playback Controls for USB Music
The playback controls available on your Ride Command display include the following: 

  • Previous song
  • Play/pause
  • Next song
  • More menu

Repeat: There are three repeat options that can be applied to the music you are playing: don't repeat, repeat album/playlist, or repeat song. When "1" appears to the right of the repeat icon, the song will repeat. 

Up Next: Tapping UP NEXT on the screen will reveal the play queue in a pop-up window. 

USB audio Up Next

The currently playing song will be highlighted.

Up Next panel

The anchored bottom bar displays remaining play time, the current song's position in the list and the repeat/shuffle controls. A user can remove the song from the queue by tapping the "x" button. Note: If the last song from the queue is replaying and repeat is OFF, the message "Playing last song" will be displayed as up next. 

More menu: All available music categories found on the connected USB drive or connected device will appear under the More menu.

USB audio More menu

In the More menu, music is categorized by artist, album and song. 

USB more menu

From the More menu pop-up screen, shown above, there are three options to filter music categories. 

1. Artists

  • Album titles are accompanied by cover art on flash drives that are loaded with album metadata. 
  • Tapping PLAY ALL will play all songs by the selected artist in the order they appear on the screen and immediately close the browse panel. 
  • Tapping SHUFFLE will shuffle and play all songs by the selected artist and immediately close the browse panel. 
  • Tapping the three dots "•••" will reveal two options to add all songs by an artist to the play queue. "Play Next" will add the songs next in the queue and "Play Last" will add the songs to the end of the play queue, as shown below. 

Play Next or Play Last

2. Artists > Albums

  • All album titles are accompanied by cover art on flash drives that are loaded with album metadata. 
  • Tapping PLAY ALL will play all songs on the selected album in the order they appear on the screen and immediately close the browse panel. 
  • Tapping SHUFFLE will shuffle and play all songs on the selected album and immediately close the browse panel. 
  • Tapping the three dots "•••" will reveal two options to add all songs from the album to the play queue. "Play Next" will add the songs next in the queue and "Play Last" will add the songs to the end of the play queue. 

3. Artists > Albums > Songs

  • Tapping a song title will immediately begin playing it and all subsequent songs in the album will be queued to play next. 
  • The currently playing song will be indicated by an animated graphic. 
  • Tapping the three dots "•••" will reveal two options to add the selected song to the play queue. "Play Next" will add the songs next in the queue and "Play Last" will add the songs to the end of the play queue. 

Bluetooth® Music
When no phone is connected, the Bluetooth® music screen will display a list of paired devices and the option to add a new device. To pair a Bluetooth® device to your Ride Command display, refer to Pairing a Phone or Bluetooth® Device to Slingshot Ride Command for step-by-step instructions.

To access Bluetooth® music, press the source selector button in the top, left corner of the screen. Select BLUETOOTH®. 

Ride Command Bluetooth Audio screen

Once selected, the center of the screen will display information for the song that is playing, including: 

  • Source device name
  • Song title
  • Artist
  • Album
  • Song progress bar (includes current location and track length)
  • Playback controls

If no sound is available after you begin streaming, check the volume on the Bluetooth® (source) device. Turn the volume up to enable the music to play.  

Playback Controls for Bluetooth® Music
Some playback controls are unavailable when playing music from a streaming service. The playback controls for Bluetooth® music include: 

  • Previous song
  • Play/pause
  • Next song
  • More menu (if available) 
  • Hand controls

Hand Controls

Slingshot Hand Controls

Audio controls are located on the left-hand side of the steering wheel.

Hand controls

To adjust the audio volume, press the Volume Decrease button (1) or the Volume Increase button (2). To pause or resume audio, press the Play/Pause button (3). Track navigation can be performed by pressing the Advance Track button (4) or the Previous Track button (5).

For more information, consult your Owner’s Manual or visit the Ride Command website

Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.
iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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