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Ford Escape: Entertainment / HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

To activate HD radio, please see the Radio Settings in the Settings Chapter.

Note: HD Radio broadcasts are not available in all markets.

HD Radio technology is the digital evolution of analog AM/FM radio. Your system has a special receiver that allows it to receive digital broadcasts (where available) in addition to the analog broadcasts, it already receives. Digital broadcasts provide a better sound quality than analog broadcasts with free, crystal-clear audio and no static or distortion. For more information, and a guide to available stations and programming, please visit:

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

When HD Radio is on and you tune to a station broadcasting HD Radio technology, you may notice the following indicators on your screen:

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

The HD logo is grey when acquiring a digital station, and then changes to orange when digital audio is playing. When this logo is available, you may also see Title and Artist fields on-screen.

The multicast indicator appears in FM mode (only) if the current station is broadcasting multiple digital broadcasts. The highlighted numbers signify available digital channels where new or different content is available. HD1 signifies the main programming status and is available in analog and digital broadcasts. Other multicast stations (HD2 through HD7) are only available digitally.

Note: There is also an additional feature for stations that have more than 1 HD multicast (For example, HD1 or HD2). The HD logo and Radio text appears as a button. Pressing this button allows you to cycle through all of the HD stations on that specific frequency. For example, if you are on 101.1 and it has HD1, HD2, HD3, pressing the button repeatedly causes the radio to cycle through the HD stations in a cyclic increasing order.

When HD Radio broadcasts are active, you can access the following functions:

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

Note: As with any station you save, you cannot access the saved station if your vehicle is outside the station’s reception area.

HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

In order to provide the best possible experience, use the contact form to report any station issues found while listening to a station broadcasting with HD Radio technology. Independent entities own and operate each station. These stations are responsible for ensuring all audio streams and data fields are accurate.

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

1 You can find the form here:

Ford Escape. HD Radio™ Information (If Available)

HD Radio Technology manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corporation and foreign patents. HD Radio and the HD and HD Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of DTS. The vehicle manufacturer and DTS are not responsible for the content sent using HD Radio technology. Content may be changed, added or deleted at any time at the station owner's discretion.

    SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (If Activated)

    Note: This feature may not be available in all markets and requires an active subscription. SiriusXM satellite radio is a subscription-based satellite radio service that broadcasts a variety of music, sports, news, weather, traffic and entertainment programming...

    CD (If Equipped)

    Once you select this option, the system returns you to the main audio screen. The current audio information appears on the screen. The following buttons are also available: You can use the forward, reverse, pause or play buttons to control the audio playback...

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