Scout GPS Link 4+

Designed for your car’s screen

Telenav, Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Scout GPS Link is a free mobile navigation app with MapStream™ mode, a full navigation experience with interactive, moving maps powered by real-time cloud information and designed exclusively for your car’s multimedia screen. Whether you’re commuting home, searching for a place to get gas, or want to beat traffic, get all the information you need at a glance on your personalized home screen. Wherever you’re going, Scout GPS Link makes navigating there a lot easier.

Designed for your car’s screen*
•Full navigation on your car’s multimedia display and Push-to-Talk features when you connect your iPhone to your car via USB and Bluetooth®
•Select Lexus and Toyota vehicles with MapStream mode, a live map view that moves with you in 2D/3D modes
•Seamless connection with your car to automatically access your routes, recent destinations, and favorite places from your phone
•One-tap access to navigation in third party apps, such as Yelp and Fuel
•Every feature is optimized for driving, such as simple visual directions, easy-to-access search by touch or voice, and automatic day and night modes to reduce glare
•Split screen views allow you to multitask with other apps on your display—listen to music or take calls—while navigating

Dependable navigation with real-time traffic and intelligent search
•Convenient home screen with easy access to key features, like one-touch navigation to your home and work
•The best routes for a quicker commute based on real-time traffic conditions and ETA
•Easily enter addresses or places with One-Box Search and get suggestions while you’re typing
•Avoid upcoming traffic congestion and road hazards with automatic reroute notifications
•Discover places to dine, shop, get gas, and more, with voice commands and popular search categories
•Resume canceled routes and repeat voice guidance
Contact Us
Do you have questions or suggestions you’d like to share with us? Contact us at or select “Give Feedback” in the mobile app menu and let us know what you think.

•Selecting Lexus vehicles with Lexus app or Toyota vehicles with Toyota app with Display Audio requires USB and Bluetooth connection to view MapStream mode moving maps on multimedia display. The multimedia view will be TurnStream™ mode, turn-by-turn directions only without a moving map
•MapStream mode NOT available for 2017 and earlier Lexus and Toyota vehicles
•Scout GPS Link in-car features and experience may vary based on vehicle manufacturer and model
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life
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What’s New

Version 1.0.138

Various under the hood enhancements to improve stability and performance

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Muzik*luver ,

Standard GPS but could be better

Okay Scout is getting significantly better and more reliable but it can do better to compete with the other FREE gps apps. My complaints are these... There is a significant amount of lag when navigating (not sure if it's my internet connection or the GPS signal but I live in a major city and this should not be an issue). Secondly, not often but sometimes Scout and Enform 2.0 will disconnect (not sure if it's Enform that's causing the issue but since the Enform update haven't seen it disconnect). Third, the traffic feature could be better, it does not announce traffic upcoming and on the split screen, I am unable to see the traffic ”color” on the route (perhaps make it more pronounced). Lastly, a speedometer and lane assist would be features that we would appreciated. Scout please fix and I promise you your ratings will go up. Overall, the app has potential and its actually not a horrible app as compared to whatever Scout version in fall 2017.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for sharing your idea with us. We’re sorry the experience in the beginning was not positive. We’re always trying to make Scout GPS Link better and appreciate your feedback. If you require any assistance or would like to provide more feedback please email us at

WV mom 34zB23 ,

Toyota should pay owners for suffering thru this app

We have used a ton of navigation apps in the past. Scout is by far the worst. It fails to show cross streets. Instead it tells you how many miles to the next turn ... which might work if it got the names of the roads correct or at least remotely close to the Interstate signs — locally it doesn’t even use exit numbers just names which usually isn’t the name on the signs. It is also a nightmare to program. It typically involves the following: Starting the car. Starting the app. Realizing it didn’t like that order today. Shutting the app. Reopening the app. Rebooting the phone. Restarting the car. Opening the app again and maybe just maybe you can type in the address on the insanely slow primitive keyboard. Assuming the planets align when you shift to drive you *should* be good to go. Watch your speed because the app has serious lag issues. Unfortunately if you need to add a stop or change your destination, you will need to pull over and put the car in park. That’s super convenient on road trips. I am sticking with using my phone’s app (Apple Maps) in lieu of this app. Not sure I will be buying a Toyota again and if I do it definitely won’t be for this app.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to hear about your experience with Telenav Scout® GPS Link in your Toyota vehicle and we would like to help you. Please contact our support team at

MarkM2112 ,

Not the best GPS

I have had Scout for a year now, as it the system my Toyota Sienna uses for navigation. I have had all manner of issues with it, from inaccurate directions (that led either to somewhere else, or led to a place where the destination was on the other side of a fence or barrier, with no way to access it without having to drive far around to find the access point. I have also had it cut out on me in the middle of navigation in an area I am unfamiliar in, leaving me for lost. Thank goodness I kept the GPS system that came with my cell phone. It is much more accurate. Also time estimates for Scout are sometimes grossly inaccurate and it doesn’t tell me when a road is closed , leaving me to guess how to get around it (again, in an unfamiliar area). I really wish my Van had the capacity to put my phone GPS on the screen instead of Scout. I would drop Scout all-together. Quite disappointed.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your experience with our Scout® GPS Link in your Toyota or Lexus vehicle and we’d like to help out. Please reach out to the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1.800.331.4331 or Lexus Guest Experience Center at 1-800-255-3987 for assistance.

App Privacy

The developer, Telenav, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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