From my understanding there are hardware issues with adding mylink afterwards. The bluetooth receiver on 2011/2012 is supplied by Onstar system so it is not directly connected to the radio. The only way to stream over bluetooth is to use a bluetooth receiver connected to the AUX port in the console. But this means you need your phone handy to pause or change stations.
I played around with a Volt at the dealer back when I was looking to buy and although it didn't have MyLink and thus didn't have the Pandora interface through the infotainment system I'm pretty sure I was still able to use the steering wheel controls to skip tracks on Pandora. This was a MY2012 without Nav or MyLink.
I've only played around with Pandora a few times on my MY2013 with MyLink and Nav. Biggest issue was when I'd try to bring up Pandora on the infotainment system it would tell me I needed to launch it on my iPhone first. It'd already be running and I'd have to close the app then re-launch it.
I have the 2013 base no nav and my Pandora Icon is grayed out it only works when I plug in my iPhone 4s in to usb and the Pandora app is open. Is mylink something we need to sign up for or is it something that is all set up for us?
If your Volt has MyLink, you are ready to go. There is nothing to sign up for. For Pandora or Stitcher, load the app on your phone, start the app on your phone, and select the app from the Volt's center console display. Once running, you can use voice commands "Thumbs Up/Down" when using Pandora. Haven't used Stitcher.
Works great wirelessly for me and my Android. I believe iPhone folks have to have to use USB.
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