What to install in Android Auto? The 8 Best Car Apps

Android Auto is an application that allows you to operate selected smartphone functions on the car display. Mainly from Google Maps navigation, music applications (including Spotify or YouTube Music) and instant messaging services such as WhatsApp and Messenger.

The application is designed to help the driver on the roadbut not embarrassing, so as not to expose it to an accident. For this reason, when using this module, we can use voice control Google Assistant. It’s the perfect solution when you want to dictate and text or make a phone call while travelling.

In case of Android smartphones in version 10 and higher, Android Auto is part of the system software and you don’t have to install anything. However, for owners Android versions 6 to 9 Android Auto app is available in play store.

To run Android Auto in the car, it is necessary connect phone with usb cable. We allow the app to run on the smartphone and start the car. It is also worth connecting the smartphone to the car’s Bluetooth system.

Every smartphone with Android 11 system enables wireless connection with Android Auto in the car. The phone must also be compatible with the 5GHz Wi-Fi network and the car must be compatible with the wireless connection function with the software. We will receive information about this from resellers, and often updating the system will be a requirement for proper operation.

A function Android-Auto is available in above 500 car models. These are cars from such brands as Abarth, Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Seat, Subaru, Toyota, Skoda, Volkswagen, Volvo.

Compatibility of our car model from Android Auto can check HERE.

Suppose we have already installed an application that is fully compatible with our car. What’s worth having in Android Auto to get the most out of this software?

We chose 8 most popular apps to install on your Android Auto phone. Among them were:

  • maps and navigation apps,
  • music apps,
  • Internet Communicators,
  • radio app,
  • audiobook apps.

An absolute must when it comes to car journeys with the Android Auto app. Google Maps lets you search for objects, view maps, let us know real-time traffic flows, and help with route planning while on the go.

The biggest advantage of this app is that it works in Android Auto with voice function, so the driver does not have to look at the navigation panel while driving.

Spotify it has become almost irreplaceable in our car journeys and one of the most important music apps in recent years. Just launch it on a smartphone connected to the vehicle’s multimedia to enjoy the sound of your favorite songs. We previously wrote on Geekweek about how to buy access to spotify and how much the individual packages cost.

Messenger for Android Auto allows texting while driving. Everything is done using a voice assistant.

Thanks to this solution, we can hear, dictate and send a message to friends without having to use an uncomfortable keyboard.

youtube music is the official YouTube application designed to listen to streaming music (similar to Spotify). It should be noted that the YouTube Music offer can be used for free, but Google has also prepared a Premium version for PLN 19.90 per month. A family plan for six users is also available for 29.90 PLN per month.

WhatsApp is compatible with Android Autoso that you can follow the news that reaches us. When you receive a WhatsApp message while using Android Auto, both on the car screen and on the mobile phone, you will receive a notification of a new message. We can read the message and reply to it using the Google Assistant.

Music, podcasts, news, sports. If there’s something you can listen to on the internet, you’ll probably find it on TuneIN Radio. The app is available thousands of Internet stations grouped by category, location or language, as well as podcasts from all over the world, including Poland.

Request Yanosik is very popular among Polish drivers. It is even used by several million motorists in our country. Yanosik in Android Auto offers GPS navigation, traffic incident notifications and the ability to report them. Android Auto’s Yanosik app can be voice-controlled using the Google Assistant. This increases ease of use.

Audible is the most famous website in the world offering audiobooks, i.e. books in the form of sound. It was created in the 90s and has belonged to the Amazon online store since 2008. It already has more than 200,000 titles in its collection, although this number also applies to other audio editions, incl. newspapers and magazines. The vast majority of articles are in English.

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