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Having seen some reference to the "Aha" iPhone app here on the forum, I downloaded and installed it on my iPhone X before I got my 2019 Touring. Occasionally, while I'm in the car with CarPlay running, I see the phone spontaneously load the Aha app. However, I've never understood what the function of this app is. Does anyone know how CarPlay or STARLINK interacts with Aha?
 

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@copwriter Besides what is listed here Subaru |*Aha Radio I believe it is supposed to assist with over the air firmware updates if and ever that is turned on. To access the app you do not need Car Play. There is an Aha app on the head unit that uses the Aha app on the phone to pull down info such as news, music etc. I had it loaded and like you said it kept popping up and asking for permission to connect and seems like it was causing issues with Car Play so I ditched it. The little bit of poking around that I did I was not all that interested in what it had to offer so I removed it but your milage may vary.
 

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Aha on my iPhone

I do use it on my 2018 Forester w/7" non nav. If you are into free music it's a yes/no some stations are full will play all songs i.e. 70's but has ads like in on air "free" stations. Some I found only played the same two songs and may repeat with two different ones the next day. I know this is an international forum but if you click on ABC News its from down under. The other news stations I played with is CBS and NPR but those are short with repeats and updated every hour. When I pick up my granddaughter while listing to the 70's music station she tells me to turn the news on :laugh:

Lou Cioccio
Updated the HU with a Kenwood 9904s Apple CarPlay vastly superior than the 7” infotainment that came with the car.
 

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I noticed that many of the Aha music stations are actually Slackr radio stations. Slackr is a free app similar to Pandora. I always liked Slackr better because in addition to liking and disliking songs, you can dislike a band/artist (at least in the iOS app).

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My Aha app always comes up "not available at this time" same as the Pandora app. I have both apps on my phone but still nothing on the dash screen.
 
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