Like rival software Apple CarPlay , Android Auto gives drivers the option of embedding a familiar, smartphone-like interface into their touchscreen. The functionality is the same as it would be on the in-dash screen, but it allows the user to play audio over Bluetooth instead of needing to plug in. Regardless of the connection, the basic Android Auto functionality is the same.
Made for the way you drive.
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Android Auto will work in any car, even an older car. All you need is the right accessories—and a smartphone running Android 5. Add a few handy apps and phone settings, and you can make your smartphone version of Android Auto just about as good as the dashboard version. Google brought a standalone Android Auto app to smartphones the following year, allowing anyone with an Android phone to use the simplified menu system for music, navigation, phone calls, and messages. Read on for the best way to bring Android Auto to your car.
Connect your phone. Now hit the road.
Google serves cookies to analyze traffic to this site. Information about your use of our site is shared with Google for that purpose. See details. Connect your phone to your car display—your Android apps show up onscreen, just like that. Tap to get driving directions or talk to send a text. Even call your mom, hands-free. Android Auto is made to help you focus on the road. And have fun along the way. Just plug in and go. With Google Assistant on Android Auto, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
Knowing how to setup Android Auto means bring the apps, music, and contacts on your smartphone to your everyday drive. Need to know about Android Auto setup? First, make sure you phone is running Android 5. Make sure you phone and vehicle meet minimum requirements, then ensure your phone has a strong and fast cellular data connection. When you next turn on the vehicle, Bluetooth will activate automatically. Wireless connections might take a few seconds.