They certainly could have done a lot more. But the issue they have is reliability. The system architecture in the car is primitive compared to an iOS or Android, but it is very stable, and unfortunately also very hack-able. You wouldn't want to put any of your private data into a car based system. And with every new car you'd have to transfer it. Carplay and Android Auto are not only the wave of the future, but also probably the best option. What's yours is yours no matter what car you enter.too little, too late. Had this functionality been around in the early 2000s, and they created a developer ecosystem, they could have apps in the car infotainment systems far ahead of the iPhone and iPad. They should have made the subscription price free, used advertising and app sales for revenue generation, and made Onstar far more useful than it is today. Alas, stupid beancounters trying to get an ROI on a flawed product is the reason I don't renew my free subscriptions into a paid for one. I get value from my smartphone data plan. I don't see value in an Onstar subscription.
They are punking you. This is only for 2018Bumping this because I'm confused ...
OnStar just sent me an email saying that "[my] Volt has apps built right in", but I've never had the "Shop" icon show up.
Is this something that the dealer can add via a software update or is Chevy punking me?