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If you go on the my Audi app and click on go to shop under functions on demand it brings you to the page where you can renew and pay for a new license. Cost varies by car and the services available but it isn’t cheap. Not sure I’ll be willing to pay £14.50 a month when mine expires.How do you get the Audi connect extended? Anyway to do it online?
Is there a cost? My 3 years ends in Feb
Untested at this time. Best case in relation to graphics with no valid licence would be that the MIB system reverts to its cache for whichever overlay it has stored however given that peoples "graphics" stopped working even with cashed data I believe you will need a valid subscription. 100% you can forget online traffic etc working without a valid licence.Will the satellite card update only work if you have the subscription?
@DJAlix. I am hoping you may help solve my loss of GE overlay on my A4 B9. I have tried contacting you via your business email.Untested at this time. Best case in relation to graphics with no valid licence would be that the MIB system reverts to its cache for whichever overlay it has stored however given that peoples "graphics" stopped working even with cashed data I believe you will need a valid subscription. 100% you can forget online traffic etc working without a valid licence.
Via Audi connect now, shop > functions on demand.@Spinstorm
I don’t think one can extend licences online, but I may be wrong. My licences expired 12/03/20. I rang Audi CS about extending and they just did it, extending all until 12/03/22. I don’t think they had yet worked out a charge structure. However I believe that Audi has recently started charging for these. Don’t know how much though, or whether mine will remain valid (fingers crossed!).
Apparently my A6 MY2018 isn’t compatible with the update so no more Google satellite maps! I also phoned Audi CS as I wanted to update my maps to 2021 and hadn’t realised I’d performed my 3 free update quota. Nope, wouldn’t budge. And Connect will be chargeable when my warranty runs out. No thanks.It shows me £11.99 per month which I have zero plan of paying for the online services...
I might try my luck with Audi and see if they will extend it for free however I hope that the satellite view will not require a live connection once it has been used with the update.
Got my S3 firmware updated today for satellite maps. (67 FL with Tech pack).
Audi connect license for everything expires with the extended Audi warranty late 2022, so will lose the maps at this point.
I just got my car back today (after other warranty work being done) and my satellite view is back!
My Audi Connect has a few days on it still - my first MOT is due on Monday and my connect expires on Sunday.
(I might try calling Audi to see if they will extend it for free - can’t hurt).
BUT the satellite view is back - and we will see if it still works next week when everything else expires.
Glad you got it fixed but you will have to pay to extend it when Connect expires. They stopped giving free extensions ~Nov 2020. Prices are listed in the MyAudi app and is separate from warranty / extended warranty.
I did see the cost in the app - but no harm asking.
As for if the maps will work after the service expires I have a feeling it will.
Watching the way it loaded up it seems like it was saved on the car to me; additionally there is no reference to satellite map any longer under licensing. But only a few days and I will know for sure.
Yes you will need Audi connect for the satellite overlay, I’ve got it until October so I’ll see how much I need it in my lifeNo chance will the satélite image work after Audi connect expires. They load to the car and then i think the cache is wiped each time the car is switched. My satélite image loads each time the car is switched on, if it was stored on the cars hard drive then it wouldn’t do this. Would love to be wrong!
Can you PM me the details of who did this please ?I had my 66 plate S3 updated today with the help of a member on the Facebook a3/s3 uk owners group, official Audi update, my car was on the original Audi software and the update has not only activated my satellite overlay but also given me subwoofer adjustment in sound settings which was a bonus and at a great price. There were 10 various updates which must be other general improvements
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If you update without the official diagnostics tool:I can confirm that when my license expired so did the satellite view and it is NOT worth £11 a month to me.
Also as to comment above - Audi are never going to know who did the update if they even noticed; and based on their service they won't.