This option is integrated into the Columbus system. High-speed (LTE) internet can be activated by inserting a SIM card into the slot on the hard drive unit placed in glove box. The integrated Wi-Fi technology enables all passengers to browse the internet wirelessly on their individual devices.
The ŠKODA Media Command application enables you to control the infotainment in the car from your tablet or smartphone using WiFi, wherever you sit. It's available exclusively with the Columbus navigation system.
The hands-free system guarantees ease and safety of telephone use while driving. Audiostreaming is also available. You can connect 2 phones simultaneously, use voice control and text-to-speech. The system can read out text incoming messages, which can also be written on the display.
The optional Phone Box, located in front of the gear stick, creates an amplified signal for your mobile device. It also serves as a safe place to store your phone while driving.
From Ambition models you get the Smartlink system. Your car and smartphone are now in perfect sync. With the SmartLink system (ŠKODA Connectivity bundle supporting MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto*), the radio enables the driver to safely use the phone while driving. All installed applications that are certified as safe for vehicles are compatible with MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.**
The SmartGate page contains basic information about the SmartGate apps available and related issues such as FAQs or Troubleshooting. Links for app downloads are included.