Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Radio functions


Radio functions
Fig. 138 Center display: left side: playback view of radio functions, right side: sources


  • Applies to: MMI: To open the playback view 1, select on the home screen: RADIO > Source > a category > a station/podcast.
  • Applies to: MMI: To open the sources 2, select on the home screen: RADIO > Source.

The following functions may be available depending on the selected radio station/podcast and the vehicle equipment:

Radio functions

Radio functions


Read the information about Audi connect, and be sure to note the connectivity costs section in General information.


Not all functions are available in every source and on every touch display.

Free search

Using intelligent search, you can search for station names, frequencies, program types (such as News), podcasts, or online radio stations.

Opening free text search

  • > Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: RADIO > Source > Search.

Entering search terms

You can enter multiple search terms at once in any order.

The following information may be available:

  Results from the list: Last stations

  Results from the list: Presets

  Results from a Station list

For example,  Station frequency band

Last stations

You can listen to the last stations that were played in all frequency bands.

Accessing last stations

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: RADIO > Source > Last stations.

Listening to last stations

  • Press on a station.

Deleting last stations

  • Select: > select one or more stations or Select all > Delete > (Done).


You can store your favorite stations from every frequency band in the presets list.

Applies to: SiriusXM: Channels, shows, and sports teams will be stored in the presets as Smart Favorites. After switching the ignition and the MMI on, the Smart Favorites store radio programs at a specific time.

Selecting presets using the MMI

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: RADIO > Source > Presets > a preset.

Storing presets

  • Press on 6 in the playback view fig. 138.

Requirement: a list with radio stations must be displayed fig. 136.

  • Press and hold an entry in the list until the Options menu appears.
  • Press Store as preset.

Editing presets

  • Deleting presets: press in the playback view, or
  • In the presets list, select: > one or more stations or Select all > Delete > (Done).

Requirement: the presets list must be displayed.

  • Moving a preset: press .
  • Touch the symbol and move the entry to the desired position.
  • Press Done.

Live Sports

Applies to: vehicles with SiriusXM

Using the Live Sports category, you can find live commentary about your favorite teams during a live sports broadcast.

Accessing live games

Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: RADIO > Source > SiriusXM > > Sports > Live Sports > a game.

The score, the status of the game, and, if available, the current possession of the ball are displayed.

Saving/deleting a favorite team

  • Press .

Radio text

Program information (for example, general text messages, artist, composer, song) is displayed in the radio text.

Requirement: the selected radio station must support the radio text function.

Opening radio text

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: RADIO > select a frequency band (such as FM) > select a station > More > Radio text.

Depending on vehicle equipment, the following functions may be available:

Displaying previous radio text entries

  • Swipe downward with one finger. The last radio text entries are displayed if they are available.

Scrolling through radio text entries

  • Swipe upward or downward with one finger.

Showing Radio Text Plus information

  • If a radio text entry is displayed with a color, a phone number or a navigation destination for the station is available as radio text plus information.

    You have the following options:

Selecting the destination

  • Select: a navigation destination marked in color > Set as destination.


  • Select: a phone number marked in color > Call.


A call to a phone number stored in the radio text will start immediately.


     Online radio

    General information Applies to: vehicles with Audi connect Infotainment and online radio You can listen to various radio stations or podcasts on the Internet using online radio. Requirement: the MMI

     Options and settings

    Options Requirement: the playback view 1 fig. 138 must be displayed. Press More 18, or Requirement: a list with radio stations or podcasts must be displayed fig. 136. Press and hold an entry i



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