Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features of an Android device, such as a smartphone, on a car’s dashboard information and entertainment head unit.
Once an Android device is paired with the car’s head unit, the system can mirror some apps on the vehicle’s display. Supported apps include GPS mapping and navigation, music playback, SMS, telephone, and Web search. The system supports both touchscreen and button-controlled head units. Hands-free operation through voice commands is available and recommended to reduce driver distraction.
Android Auto is part of the Open Automotive Alliance, a joint effort of 28 automobile manufacturers, with Nvidia as tech supplier, available in 36 countries
Just say “Ok Google” to…
Route to your next destination using Google Maps or Waze with real-time GPS navigation and traffic alerts.
Get updates on your route, ETA, and hazards in real-time.
Have the Google Assistant check your calendar for you so you know where you need to be.
Set reminders, get updates on the news, and check last night’s score.
Avoid distractions while driving by setting a custom do not disturb message while driving.
Make calls using Google Assistant and answer incoming calls with just a tap.
Access your contacts folder and send and receive messages with the Google Assistant using SMS, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram, WeChat, Kik, Google Allo, and many more messaging apps.
Manage your infotainment system like never before. Listen to your favorite media apps including Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, TIDAL – High Fidelity Music Streaming, Napster Music, and Deezer. Many more music, radio, news, sports news, audiobook, and podcast apps are also supported.
The number of compatible apps is always growing! For a full list of compatible apps, go to http://g.co/androidauto
To use Android Auto, you’ll need a phone running Android 6.0 or higher and an active data connection.
Over 400 car models now support Android Auto! To find out if your car display is compatible and how to enable it, check your owner’s manual or contact your car’s manufacturer. Once enabled, use a high quality USB cable to connect your phone to your car, then launch Android Auto to get going!
Learn more about Android Auto and compatible cars at http://android.com/auto
For support: http://support.google.com/androidauto
Get help from our community: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/android-auto