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How to use the iHeartRadio in-vehicle app

The iHeartRadio* In-Vehicle App features thousands of live AM and FM radio stations broadcasting near you and from cities across the country as well as music stations based on your favorite artists, expert-curated playlists perfect for any listening occasion, and popular podcasts from creators like the NFL, ESPN, NPR, Stuff You Should Know, The New York Times, and many more. iHeartRadio is free and you do not need to set up an account to use the app in your vehicle. Vehicles with an eligible OnStar® plan* can download the app and access it through their compatible infotainment systems.*

How to download and use the iHeartRadio in-vehicle app

  1. To get started, download the iHeartRadio In-Vehicle App by opening the APPS* icon on your vehicle’s infotainment system and select the IHEARTRADIO icon.

  2. Launch the app by tapping the IHEARTRADIO icon on your vehicle’s infotainment screen.

  3. Once you open the app, accept the iHeart Radio Terms and Conditions to continue.

  4. Although you don’t need an account to start listening, you can log in with your iHeartRadio username and password or sign up for a free account.

Screen controls

When you open the iHeartRadio In-Vehicle App you’ll see four tabs. These tabs will help you play and navigate content.


Here’s what each tab does:


NOW PLAYING shows you what’s currently playing on the app. You can start and stop content as well as follow stations, playlists and podcasts with the plus icon. For radio and music, you can skip to another station or track. For podcasts, you can skip ahead or backward 30 seconds in an episode. While you’re parked, you can also access the app settings from the Now Playing tab.


The “thumbs-up” icon lets you customize your iHeartRadio experience by letting the app know whether or not you like or dislike individual songs. The app will play more songs like the ones you recommended and fewer like the ones you thumbs-down.


RADIO gives you access to stations you’ve followed, local stations and the ability to browse and search by genre, artist or live station available on iHeartRadio.


PODCASTS has your followed podcasts, featured and recommended podcasts, and browse and search tools. You can also view by topic to help find podcasts you love.


PLAYLISTS gives you access to your followed, featured playlists and recommended playlists. You can browse by genre, or use other search preferences to find the playlist that suits your mood.

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Does my vehicle have this feature?

If you see the iHeart Radio In-Vehicle App in the APPS* menu on your vehicle’s infotainment system, your vehicle can download the app. You can also check your vehicle’s equipment list; look for the following RPO codes, which would indicate your vehicle may be equipped: IOU, IOS, IOT, IOV, IO5, IO6.

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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.