You Can Now Watch Live TV in a Ford

Road trips are something that families both look forward to and dread. There is also a DVD player along with HDMI inputs in case the passengers want to play old films or play some games.

Ford is now offering live TV streaming, digital music, and WiFi connectivity in some of its vehicles. Other options to stream video are included, like Miracast for streaming videos from some Android smartphones. The hotspot can support up to 10 devices up to 50 feet away from the vehicle, so campouts and tailgates won't force the connected to stay inside the auto. USB ports are just about everywhere, so there's no need to fight for charging. Expedition and Ecosport can also be fitted with B&O Play Premium Audio systems. Each monitor is equipped with a standard headphone jack for additional viewers.

Front-row occupants can stay in command of what is playing using the touch screen mounted on the center stack when their mobile device is connected with the entertainment system app through Ford SYNC® AppLink™. Second is a remote control and third is a mobile application for Android and iOS as reported.

In a compact SUV like EcoSport, where drivers can go small while living big, every inch of interior real estate is precious.

The American automaker also announced the 2018 Ford EcoSport won't have a CD player with millennials preferring streaming and subscription media services over CDs. Instead, smartphone storage and a more upright touchscreen will fill in the extra space. Ford delivers that with a 4G LTE modem connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • Zachary Reyes