HOW DOES THE WARNERMEDIA RIDE APP WORK?
If you’ve ever heard the dreaded phrase “I’m bored” from a passenger in your vehicle, you probably understand the importance of having entertainment options in the car. Whether you’re running errands with the kids or loading up the family for a cross-country road trip, the WarnerMedia RIDE app can help you keep everyone entertained (and quiet) on the drive. This app, available for many vehicles, provides thousands of hours of entertainment for children and adult passengers. Use this guide to learn about the WarnerMedia RIDE app, how it works, and tips for using it.
What Is the WarnerMedia RIDE App?
The WarnerMedia RIDE app is a mobile application that’s available for cars, trucks, and SUVs with in-vehicle Wi-Fi, including many Buick and GMC models. Similar to in-flight entertainment, the app allows you to stream movies, TV shows, music, and other entertainment when you connect a compatible device to your vehicle’s mobile hotspot. You can access live and on-demand entertainment from different networks and streaming platforms, including Cartoon Network, CNN, TruTV, and HBO Max.
If you already have a vehicle with an AT&T unlimited in-car Wi-Fi data plan, you can download the app and start using it at no cost. You can check your vehicle compatibility and learn more about data plans on AT&T’s website. Here are some of the Buick and GMC vehicles that offer standard or available in-vehicle Wi-Fi to use the WarnerMedia RIDE app:
- GMC Yukon.
- GMC Terrain.
- GMC Acadia.
- GMC Canyon.
- GMC Sierra.
- Buick Encore.
- Buick Envision.
- Buick Enclave.
How To Download the WarnerMedia RIDE App
When you’re ready to download the WarnerMedia RIDE app and start using it in your vehicle, here are the steps you can take:
Download the app: Depending on the type of phone or tablet you have, search the App Store or Google Play to find and download the WarnerMedia Ride app.
Connect to the vehicle hotspot: Once you have the app installed, open the Wi-Fi settings for your mobile device and select the vehicle hotspot. Enter your Wi-Fi hotspot password to connect the device to the network.
Create a profile: After you’ve connected the device, open the WarnerMedia RIDE app and create a profile. Once you’ve created a profile, you can begin streaming content on the device.
Tips for Using the WarnerMedia RIDE App
Whether you’re purchasing a new vehicle or already have one with a Wi-Fi hotspot, there are some tips you can use to get the most out of the WarnerMedia RIDE app. Here are some tips for using the app:
Ask About a Data Trial
When you purchase a new vehicle with a Wi-Fit hotspot, ask the salesperson if you’re eligible for a free data trial. AT&T typically offers a free one-month trial with eligible vehicles when you activate an unlimited data plan. It’s available for vehicles from over 25 different automotive brands. Our friendly sales staff at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth can provide you with more information about this data trial when you purchase a Buick, GMC, or other vehicle from us.
Check Your Compatibility
If you’re having problems accessing the app, check the compatibility of your smartphone or tablet. You may need to upgrade to the latest version of software in order for the app to work correctly. These versions may change often, so check the App Store or Google Play to see the latest compatibility requirements for your phone or device.
Set App Profiles
If you have young children who will be using the WarnerMedia RIDE app, you can set different app profiles to control the content they can access. Create these profiles in the app to ensure your youngest family members can browse and stream safe, age-appropriate content. You can keep track of what shows and movies your children are downloading and see new kid-friendly content when it appears. In the app, you can create up to eight different profiles for individual users.
Connect Multiple Devices
The WarnerMedia RIDE app allows multiple users to connect their devices, even when they’re riding in the same vehicle. The number of devices you can connect to use the app may vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Check your vehicle’s owner manual to determine how many devices you can connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot at one time. If you still can’t find this information, reach out to the experts at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth for help.
Stay Connected During Stops
When you’re on a long road trip, you can stay connected to the WarnerMedia RIDE app even when you’re making a stop for restrooms or snacks. Your Wi-Fi connection stays active as long as the vehicle is running and for a short time after it stops. In addition, you can access the hotspot both inside and outside of the vehicle. So if you need to stand up and stretch your legs at a pivotal point in the movie, you can step outside the vehicle without missing a beat.
Find New Content
One of the best parts of the WarnerMedia RIDE app is that the content is always changing. So if there’s a highly anticipated new show or movie your passengers want to watch, there’s a good chance it will become available on the app at some point. There’s also a variety of live channels available, which show new content regularly. Refresh your app often to find and access new content.
Keep Devices Charged
When you’re streaming content, especially on longer road trips, it’s important to keep your devices charged so you don’t deplete the battery on your phone or tablet. Most newer vehicles have USB ports where you can plug in your devices. These days, many vehicles, including Buick and GMC models, also offer wireless charging options, which allow you to charge your phone even if you forget or lose your cable.
Test Drive a Buick or GMC in Fort Worth, Texas
Now you know more about the WarnerMedia RIDE app and its many benefits for Buick and GMC drivers. Are you ready to upgrade your current vehicle to a high-tech Buick or GMC model? At Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth, we’re proud to offer one of the largest selections of new and quality pre-owned Buick and GMC cars, trucks, and SUVs. Many of these vehicles come with in-vehicle Wi-Fi and other state-of-the-art technology. Browse our online inventory, stop by our dealership in Fort Worth, or contact us directly so you can get connected and head out on the open road.
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