From Chevrolet to Mercedes-Benz, nearly every major car brand now supports the power of Android Auto. Android Auto, like Apple CarPlay, provides easy-to-use smart features controlled via your phone or another mobile device. By connecting to your car directly, you can control entertainment options and track information about your car. Here's what you need to know about Android Auto.
The Power of Google Assistant in Your Car
With Google Assistant, you can use voice commands to get directions, find out about your appointments, and more. Google Assistant provides a voice interface to all of your phone's functionality, so you can easily complete tasks while you're driving. Get a phone call or a message while you're on the road? No problem. Google Assistant can read your messages out loud to you and, through predictive response, can even help you with your reply.
Google Assistant is presently only available for the United States in English but will be coming soon for other countries and languages. To use Android Auto with a device, you need to have an Android-capable device; if you have an iOS device, you may prefer Apple CarPlay instead.
Real-Time Traffic Controls Through the Google App
Google provides real-time directions and information about traffic, to give you a more reliable ETA. You can use Google to avoid highways or toll roads, and you can even send a message if you're running late. Google Maps can give you directions to things like nearby restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and entertainment venues.
The Power of Android Apps
Many popular Android apps can be used directly through Android Auto. Pandora and Spotify provide streaming music services, while Audible gives you access to thousands of audiobooks that you can listen to while you're on the road. You can use these apps through your mobile device or through the car display of your vehicle — whichever option works most conveniently for you.
The Android Auto app itself is free, and you can find out whether your vehicle supports it by checking with the manufacturer. In some vehicles, Android Auto is free, while in others it may be an optional upgrade.
Android Auto is a convenient way to interact with your vehicle, controlling apps as you drive and improving the overall functionality of your car. With Android Auto, you can easily play music, respond to messages, and answer calls — all with an easy, hands-free system. Android Auto is available in many vehicles, and more brands are on the way.
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