Toyota isn’t about to let Ford take all the credit for having a built-in system for apps a streaming music. At CES Toyota unveiled it’s competitor to Sync, Toyota Entune.
Toyota Entune uses your phone to connect to the Internet for a variety of services. The apps Toyota seems really proud of are Bing, Pandroa, iHeartRadio, and OpenTable. Through these apps you can find points of interest using Bing and OpenTable to find restaurants, movies theaters, or whatever else you can think of. You can also use MoveTickets to buy movie tickets through the interface. Pandora would just the way you expect it to, streaming from your phone.
Without a phone with a data plan Toyota Entune seems to be a bit useless unless you really want to use it to make and answer calls or have the system read back SMS messages to you.
Toyota won’t say which vehicles will be outfitted with Entune, only that we should see them within 2011. The next Prius would seem like an obvious choice. Maybe if we’re lucky the Lexus versions will have Google and Fandango instead of Bing and MovieTickets.