Android Auto App

Unlike CarPlay, Android Auto has an app to get Android Auto in your car. Therefore you need to make sure that you have installed Android Auto App before you try in your car. If you have not used Android Auto on your mobile phone before here’s how you can have Android Auto installed.

Guide to setting up Android Auto

Android Auto App icon

  • Make sure your phone is running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or up. And it is recommended to use Android 6.0 or later for best performance.
  • Open Google Play and search Android Auto
  • Download Android Auto App

Note: Android Auto app is only available in certain countries. If you do not find in search results, that means it’s not available in your country for downloads.

List of Android Auto App available countries

Android Auto Download Available Countries

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Start android Auto

  1. Open Android Auto app.
  2. If your phone asks you to download or update certain apps, please go ahead.
  3. Review the Safety Notice and Terms & Conditions
  4. Allow app permission to access your phone’s features and apps.
  5. Turn on notifications
  6. If your phone is already paired with your car’s Bluetooth, tap on the device to enable Android Auto. Then it is ready for auto launch.

There are two main ways that you can connect your phone to the car’s inbuilt infotainment system. It is either by connecting your phone via a USB cable or via Bluetooth. Not all the cars have Bluetooth. Therefore what way you would have to follow depends on the compatibility of your car.

Let’s have a quick look on how to connect the phone into the system.

Connect Android Auto via cable (USB)

  • Make sure you have turned on your car and kept in park
  • Unlock the phone screen
  • Connect your phone into the USB port in the car system
  • Launch Android Auto App you installed on your phone
  • If it asks you to download or update certain apps, go ahead (for first time users)
  • Give permissions for access (for first time users)
  • Turn on notifications for Android Auto

Connect Android Auto via Bluetooth

  • Make sure you have turned on your car and kept in park
  • Unlock the phone screen
  • Start the Bluetooth process on the car’s stereo system
  • Go to settings of your smartphone > wireless and networks> Bluetooth Settings> Enable
  • Pair the car system with Bluetooth
  • Give access for Android Auto to perform better
  • Turn on notifications
  • Launch Android Auto app to enjoy Android Auto.


CarPlay and Android Auto Alternatives

Android Auto compatible cars


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