Download Android Auto APK (For all cars)

In 2020 ‘Android Auto’ and ‘Apple CarPlay’ have become hot topics among car lovers. Therefore thousands of searches are made on Android Auto APK and Apple CarPlay APK, querying the installation, issues, updates and many more. So I thought of discussing these things a bit more comprehensively.  

Android Auto APK

Android Auto Apk is the modern way of connecting your android device with your car’s infotainment system so that you can easily use navigation, communication and entertainment apps on the car’s display with voice commands via google assistant. 

How to Download/Install

This app is freely available on google play store and you can download it for your Android phone for free. But in the Play Store, it will not appear for you if you do not belong to a country among the list of Android Auto supported countries. Also, Android Auto is compatible with a limited number of phone models. 

You have to download the Android Auto APK only if your device runs Android 9 or lower and in Android 10, Android Auto is built in functionality. 

Download Android Auto Apk 

How to Use Android Auto

In order to use Android Auto, you need some Prerequisites as follows.

  • An Android phone running Android 6.0  up (Android Auto APK should be installed)
  • A car/ Stereo compatible with Android Auto
  • A USB cable – A high quality one
  • A car mount for your phone (optional)
  • Also, with a compatible phone and an aftermarket car stereo from JVC, Kenwood or Pioneer, you enable wireless CarPlay. 

After fulfilling the requirements, you just have to connect them as follows :

  • Firstly install Android Auto APK into your Android Phone.
  • Then connect Phone with the car mount.
  • Now plug in your phone to your car/ aftermarket stereo using the USB cable.
  • If both the display and the phone supports wireless connections, then pair the display and the phone via bluetooth. 
  • And you are done with the set up. Now the phone will automatically connect with the display, or else the Android Auto icon will appear on the display. 

Available Countries

Android Auto is available for a limited number of countries. Following are the countries which Android Auto is available by 2020. 

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Bolivia
  5. Brazil
  6. Canada
  7. Chile
  8. Colombia
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Dominican Republic
  11. Ecuador
  12. Germany
  13. Guatemala
  14. France
  15. India
  16. Ireland
  17. Italy
  18. Japan
  19. Mexico
  20. New Zealand
  21. Panama
  22. Paraguay
  23. Peru
  24. Philippines
  25. Puerto Rico
  26. Russia
  27. Singapore
  28. South Africa
  29. South Korea
  30. Spain
  31. Switzerland
  32. Taiwan
  33. United Kingdom
  34. United States
  35. Uruguay
  36. Venezuela

Also, in the following countries, Android Auto is available with Google Assistant.  

  1. Australia
  2. Canada (English)
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. India (English)
  6. South Korea
  7. United Kingdom
  8. United States

Available Phones 

Android Auto Apk can be installed for Android phones which run Android 6 to Android 9 (Since it comes as a built-in functionality for Android 10) . 

The following phones support wireless connection.

  • Google:
    • Pixel : XL / 2 / 2 XL / 3/3 XL / 4 /4 XL
    • Nexus 5X / 6P
  • Samsung:
    • Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S9 / S9+ / S10 / S10+
    • Galaxy Note 8 / 9 / 10

Available Cars

Android Auto is available for a wide range of cars. Therefore if you want to check whether your car supports Android Auto, you can just insert the make, model and the year of your car into Android Auto and CarPlay Compatibility Checker app and you can get it checked with a single button click. 

List of Android Auto supported cars. 

Android Auto Apps

Android Auto app list contains most essential apps which are used for Navigation , Communication and Entertainment. However some visual based apps like YouTube, are not served by Android Auto by default. But the most interesting thing is, with some simple hacks you can get it into your Android Auto display. 

Read more on  Android Auto YouTube Hack .

How to update Android Auto

As Android Auto too, is an application, you can update it with the same way you update other applications. 

Also changing the phone settings to update apps automatically, will make it easy for you as it will update automatically if a new update comes for a certain app. 

Android Auto alternatives

Since Android Auto is not available for all the countries, there is a higher tendency of searching for alternatives. InCar App is one of the best alternatives found, which simulates Android Auto for the phone display. Actually this app can not be connected to the infotainment system of your car as it provides only the simulation in order to give the Android Auto experience for anyone, anywhere in the world.

Download InCar App

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