• Improved Do Not Disturb functionality.
• Dark mode on car UI is now independent from the phone.
•Bug fixes and other Improvements.
• We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in our community https://g.co/androidautocommunity
Android Auto is your smart driving companion that helps you stay focused, connected, and entertained with the Google Assistant. With a simplified interface, large buttons, and powerful voice actions, Android Auto is designed to make it easier to use apps that you love from your phone while you’re on the road.
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
For the last week, my phone would connect for a few seconds, then go to a blank black screen! I thought it was something wrong with my radio. However, the radio will play regular stations, but as soon as I connect my phone it starts acting up! I was hoping with this latest update it would correct it, however I was wrong! It's still doing the exact same thing! Please fix this! I drive a Chevy '21 Blazer.
Please provide the option to "exit Android Auto" from our phone. It was a very useful feature when you needed to do something on Maps from your phone. After you removed the feature, you now have to jump through a bunch of hoops to exit out of it when Android Auto is connected wirelessly.
I really like this app however, when I connect to Waze via USB on some occasions be it on a call or just randomly Waze will disconnect. I try to pull out the USB and reconnect. It may reconnect, in most cases not. I then try to restart phone this sometimes works. I have even bought numerous cables, this seems to fix the problem for a short period of time. Surely others have experienced this issue. Is there a remedy?
I enjoy several aspects of the application. I would ask to include an option to pause the aggressive way the phone continues to try and reconnect if the vehicle is running. And i ask that there be an option to send audio to a connected headset instead of the car speakers, which would allow us to listen to something separate in a headset without disturbing other vehicle occupants.
This app is great. I'm no longer having an issue with do not disturb mode. I wish that I could show the list of turn by turn directions on the car's display. I wouldn't need this while driving, only when I have just entered a destination. One issue is that near where I live it consistently tells me to take a longer (distance and time) route to the highway!
I drive an old car that doesn't have Android auto capability so using it in a rental for the weekend was definitely an upgrade. That said it's been a bit glitchy and unintuitive. I had to unplug and restart my phone a few times. Either because GPS wasn't working properly or because once i started one audio app (Audacy/Sirius XM), I couldn't get it to close. AA would let them both play at the same time. Also. Isn't it time for AA to be wireless in every vehicle instead of needing to plug in?
Hi Keith. Thanks for your feedback. We are aware of users requesting Android Auto Wireless on. Check out the list of compatible devices for Android Auto Wireless: https://goo.gle/39iFuUj. Please follow this community thread for further announcements on wireless compatibility on non-Google phones: https://goo.gle/2EU2JGf.
I'm very new to Android Auto and my first experience is fine. 97% of the time, it does what it's supposed to. Sometimes, I'll have to unplug and reconnect my phone from the USB. That doesn't work often enough. Most times, with connectivity issues, I have to restart the Subaru radio or turn it off completely. Overall, I think it's very useful by making texts and navigation seamless.
It really needs Bluetooth functionality. I don't understand why it doesn't have that. At the very least I wish I had the option of using Bluetooth audio and not audio through Android auto, because I have to plug my phone in to use it, which is really inconvenient sometimes. For some reason it also won't find Message+. All in all kind of limited, but works ok.
Terrible! It works fine for a while then disconnects from my car screen (2021 Mazda) reverting to my phone (Android 12) with NO AUDIO! The "improvements" are definitely not improvements! It's a huge step backward. There is an old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". These developers would do well to remember that before messing up something that works. I find myself wondering if they mess around with previously working apps out of boredom.
I didn't want to use this. I figured, it would be easier to just connect my phone to the car's Bluetooth and stream whatever audiobook or music I was listening to, let Google maps run under that and, we're golden. But seriously. This is so much better. There's no clunky Bluetooth delay, maps actually displays on my car's infotainment screen, I can easily switch what I'm controlling with the touch screen controls on that screen, so I can still actually see the road, and my phone gets charged. Win
Been using it for over two years now. The convenience factor for commuting is irreplaceable, but the app does feel clunky and unintuitive at times. I have also run into some issues where I'd need to wipe the cache and data for the app on my phone and start fresh just to get certain features to work again. It is a flawed app, but probably the best you can get on Android.
It's a good ap. I do have a consistent problem with my phone not connecting initially and having to unplug and reconnect. I also experience disconnects where the music will stop for a couple of seconds, like the connection dropped then picks back up. Happens two or three times every day, and with 3 different phones amd multiple different cables. Hasn't happened one time with my wife's iPhone. It's not the end of the world, but its pretty irritating.
Hi Brodie. We’d like to understand the issue better and help troubleshooting. When you have a moment, visit our user community: https://goo.gle/2S6zkAg and tell us more. You can also check out Android Auto FAQ here: https://goo.gle/2ra2tja.
Okay, I love this app when it isn't experiencing glitches all the time!! I will go to play a song and it won't play any sound and you many times have to play with it to get it working again. There is also the fact that it throws you out of the music and even the GPS on my Boss 7" LCD screen and I have unplug the Android Auto cord and plug it back in to regain my GPS heading and get my music back. If they fix all the glitches, I would rate this app. 5 stars!!
Hi there. We’d like to understand the issue better and help troubleshooting. When you have a moment, visit our user community: https://goo.gle/2S6zkAg and tell us more. You can also check out Android Auto FAQ here: https://goo.gle/2ra2tja.
Does what it needs to and is good at it most of the time. However I'm not sure if it's the car or Android that's the issue (only used in one car) but there are times where I have to turn auto off and back on as the delay on maps is horrendous at times I have pulled up and watched maps for 30 seconds to catch up. If I was in a large city I'd be screwed. Only 2 of 5 given as the map failure is so intermittent that I would give it a higher rating if it was just constantly broken... Or fixed.
Used to provide a perfect, safe, convenient driving experience on my phone screen. They chose to remove this functionality with an 'update' so now it can only be used with a head unit, which I don't have. So thanks for that. I guess I just need to buy a new car, because you chose to deliberately remove those features. Anyone suggting Google Maps is an alternative has never tried it. It only works when navigating, the interface is worse, and the functionality has been gutted.
Worthwhile app, definitely makes it safer and easier to use my car's touchscreen display. Drawbacks that I would love to see fixed, though I'm sure some are not the app's fault: It has pretty limited function in areas without a cell signal. I live rurally and that's sometimes a problem. Sometimes it cuts out for seemingly no reason. (Almost certainly an issue with the stereo, not the app) I wish I could leave my phone connected and switch over to my husband's via Bluetooth)
Music player and Google maps works great. It would be nice if more things worked. Different map apps for instance. Since original rating some updates have happened. On my car, seems every time I use Android auto it runs a little differently. Never sure what I'm going to get. I use it mostly to play music. When I try to load a destination with Google maps the application gets real buggy, but sometimes it actually works, so that's a bonus.
App works ok for me. I always hard wire to the car. I like that it is starting to add stop signs. Would be nice if it had traffic lights. Probably the biggest improvement for me would be the volume of the spoken directions. I wish it would default to the volume I used last. Would be nice if you could change the volume of guidance independently from the radio. You have to wait for the spoken directions, and then adjust the volume. Many times you adjust the radio volume instead of directions.
It's great to be able to connect to my phone, I love that. But whenever the car starts, even if my phone isn't connected, it autoplays my audiobook silently, and I often don't notice. Also, if you have two phones linked, it will always try to connect to the first one alphabetically automatically, and it takes a while to disconnect and reconnect. The user interface is also really confusing, and I always have trouble figuring out how to do anything.
Hi Sarah. We’d like to understand better how we can improve the experience for you. Please visit our community and tell us more how you use Android Auto and what you expect: https://goo.gle/2F3vW1f.
It's great when it works. Currently suffering from multiple disconnects, but I can't tell if it's my USB cable or the app. ***Edit** Bought a new car right before the chip shortage struck. Works just fine. Really like the fact that it takes advantage of the split screen console. My only small gripe is that turn by turn direction doesn't show up on my heads up display.