If you are looking for a smart driving buddy, then you should really take a look at Android Auto. Because its designers sent it out into the world with large buttons, a simplified interface and powerful voice actions, you can safely say that Android Auto has been ideally made to further enable you to use apps from your smartphone while still being on the road. You can activate various things just by saying “Ok Google”.
First and foremost, since we are talking about driving, then you will most likely need to use Google Maps. Android Auto enables you to route to your next destination by using Maps and its traffic alerts or real-time GPS navigation. Moving on, you will be able to answer incoming calls with just a tap or make calls on your own through Google Assistant’s help.
We all know that long drives can become pretty tedious, so you can put a stop to boredom by accessing various entertainment apps, such as: Audible, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, MLB.com, NPR One, Deezer or Amazon Music. Don’t think that this is the end of the list, as Android Auto can support a lot more sports, radio, news, podcast, music or audiobook apps.
Google Assistant can also be used in order to receive or send messages through Hangouts, SMS, Telegram, Skype, Whatsapp, Google Allo, Kik, WeChat and again, the list can go on and on. Android Auto 3.6.5835 will work on your phone as long as it is running Android 5.0 or higher (from Lollipop to Oreo) and active internet connection.
This latest version works with any car and you can use it directly on your phone screen. Through saying ‘Ok Google’ you will activate voice commands, removing the need of touching the screen first.
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