Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging APK

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Control maps, media and messaging with the Google Assistant while you drive

Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging apk

APP Information

App Download Version4.8.594328-release (48594328)
Updated2019-11-22 07:15:04
Apk Size16.40 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.google.android.projection.gearhead.apk
MD51ae1ce3a49617fdc7d76f572f5acf636
Rate4.41
Website http://www.android.com/auto

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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.
• Get the Google Assistant to check your calendar for you so that 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 customised 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 favourite media apps including Spotify, BBC iPlayer Radio, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn: FIFA Radio, Music, Sports & Podcasts, TIDAL - High Fidelity Music Streaming, myTuner Radio App: FM Radio + Internet Radio Tuner 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 5.0 or higher (Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat or Oreo) 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.
Find out 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
 

App ChangeLog

  • • Widescreen support for select vehicles
  • • Keyboard improvements
  • • New in-call UI
  • • Bug fixes and other improvements
  • • We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in our community https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/android-auto

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Reviews From google play store

I love the concept. Unfortunately, Pandora likes to lock up, and the volume for incoming messages is too low to hear. I do like access to my map app while driving. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Volume issues seem to have gone away, but it stops streaming Pandora and switches to Amazon music in the middle of a song. I have to keep telling it to "play music on Pandora " to get it back on track. Can be very frustrating.


Love the new interface ... but I used to be able to hit the talk button in my car and I could say text Angela and it would say, "Sure. What's the message ." But now it says, "Sure. Let me find you some help with that. Check the application on your device." If I pick up my phone and dial from the phone it dials through the car but it will not do it from the voice prompt - text or phone call. I have uninstalled android auto and reinstalled it and I will hope that it fixes it.


Definitely has some issues. Sometimes it will not connect, though rare. Wish I could change the background, or overall theme. It can also be a bit cumbersome to do a simple task at times, especially via touch. I do use the assistant a lot, so it's not always an issue. It would be neat if Android Auto would read the vehicle's diagnostics to give you a "dashboard" of sorts. I also wish I could interact with my radio through AA rather than leaving the app.


Frequently usable but sometimes flaky. Not sure if this is the app on the phone, or the one in the car. If you want to use FM or satellite, the car radio must be on and playing, before connecting the phone. Else you will only be able to choose audio sourced through the phone. I think this is a bug. Amazon music always pops as default, and is difficult to switch. I Don't wanna stream, usually. Phone must be unlocked before connecting. It doesn't always work if you plug it in then unlock it.


This app was great. Since the latest update they no longer display my events on the main screen. So, I can't press on it to navigate. Also, when I try to activate a voice command and say "call...", "text...", or "navigate..." I get a, "sure let me look up more information to help you with that." It then disconnects and does nothing. So, not only did it fail to recognize the correct command but it says it's going to get more information and does nothing. They really botched up this app.


This app has always worked well for me until yesterday. I'm not sure what changed with the messaging interface, but when I receive a new message, I am asked if I want to reply, and as usual, I say "Yes", and then 8/10 times, it gives a quirky response instead of letting me reply. These responses include: "Good, good", "I hear ya", "Noted", "Oh", "Oh, okay", and "Cool, cool". Having to replay my message over and over again hoping I will be allowed to reply is annoying...please fix this.


I like the app but since am new to using apps, I stumble fumble about. The app goes in and out several times when it 1st engages. It cycles on, off, thinking for about 5 minutes before it settles in. Just to be clear, I listen to audio books so it may well be I don't know what I am doing. Other than the start up each time I get in the car, I like this app.


It's fantastic when it works. I'm now getting a message, when voice calling or texting, saying "sure. Let me get more information so I can help you with that." I've had no other issues till now. Where do I go to figure out this issue? Life changing app though when it's working correctly. Maps function is the absolute best. Don't have to rely on my vehicles navigation which is far inferior to google maps.


I find it pretty buggy, sometimes the music won't play for no reason unless you unplug and re-plug the phone. I also find it distracting to use so I don't use it too often. ALSO it uses a ton of data! but the concept is great and when it works, it's awesome. I love being able to use "hey Google" while I'm driving to call places or navigate somewhere. I'm sure in time I wont find it so distracting and they will work out the bugs.


When it works, it works very well. CON: Sometimes it keeps the audio bar at the top, even if it isn't listening. PRO: I do love the integrated Spotify with Maps. Overall, really well done Edit (10/15/19) While I love the new interface, there are still some bugs that need worked out. ie... Not always working with Spotify. I have to use Google Play first, then I can use Spotify. And for whatever reason, I have to keep approving Google Assistant security policies (7 times in one week)


So far so good. I can't take full advantage of the app because I own a 2017 Toyota Highlander, but the app does beat the competition. Unlike apps like AT&T Drive Mode, Android Auto relies on a Bluetooth connection instead of speed to start/stop. It actually closes within 10 seconds of shutting off the car, unlike Drive Mode, which cannot seem to figure out you are not going 15 mph anymore. All in all, Android Auto is a good app.


Still has some bugs and new UI is somewhat lacking. Every time I try to make a call, there is no sound whatsoever. I cannot hear the person I'm calling and they cannot hear me. Just silence on both ends. When I switch back to the old version it works fine. Also I miss the "home" screen from the old version. The new screen with just a bunch of icons is boring and serves little purpose. It doesn't show the weather as it used to and there's no one screen to see everything, just individual apps.


While on vacation last week, I rented a car that had Android Auto built in to the entertainment system, and I was immediately hooked! I used USB to connect to the car, and everything worked like a charm. Maps was easy to use. Taking calls while driving was simple. Listening to messages worked seamlessly, even MMS. My car at home doesn't have Android Auto, so I am just using it, now, off of my phone, and I still like using it. It has made me want to use the Assistant more, even at home.


It's broken since the October update. It worked great till then. Now if i ask it to send a text message, it says "sure, let me get more information to help with that. Press the notification on your phone" and that's it. There is no notification on my phone, aside from which, that sort of defeats hands free... I've only fixed it thru a complete uninstall and reinstall. Then it works for a bit, then goes back to this. Not happy. Can't undo the update, so now it's useless.


The new update is strange, but the biggest issue is Google Maps (GM) in Android Auto (AA). I just found out I'm not the only one: Google Maps no longer shows "Upcoming Events". Therefore, I don't get automatic directions for events on my Google Calendar. This was one of the best things about GM and AA. Now when I get in my car I have look in my calendar and program the address in GM - waisting time instead of saving time.


I really love this app when it works. I rely heavily on my GPS and when it just stops working in the middle of my route it sucks. It is always telling me that this device isn't connected or supported. I seriously thought about deleting it and using something else in my car. I love that I can listen to Amazon radio with my gps on and the features it offers, but I am very annoyed that it has a ton of connection issues. I even bought a new cord to because I thought maybe the one was bad. Nope.


It works great, better than the last version. The only issues I have is that when playing a song it suddenly stops playing and also when I first started using the new android auto when playing a song on Amazon music, the album art cover would show up. Now it just shows the name of the song with a black screen. Can you guys please fix this issue on next update. Thanks


Not passenger friendly. Samsung Galaxy S9 user here. I needed to charge my device while I routed us to different locations. However, anytime I plugged my device into the USB port of the vehicle, it forced me to use the Android Auto app. That's fine, except the fact that I was unable to use Google maps while I had my device plugged in after I set everything up. All because I needed to charge my device. Not sure if this app was the problem or if it was a disconnect between my phone and the car.


I love this app, but it caused burn in images of the microphone and menu buttons on my phone. Basically, it RUINED my phone. I use it on my daily commute for about an hour each day. I can't believe there isn't some sort of feature to stop burn in on OLED screens. These screens are used in big name brand phones, including Samsung and Google's own Pixel phones!


App worked great until latest update. It will still read my messages to me and ask if I want to respond. But now, when I say yes it says "ok cool" and closes without letting me respond! It's not cool. Not at all. Please fix it. I spend a lot of time on the road and I love being able to respond to my kids while driving. I bought a brand new car just to get android auto and now it's basically useless. Please fix it soon!!


Nice app, allows to manage many things via voice request, and will read texts for me and ask if I want to respond. The problem is that quite often when I am not in the car (sitting motionless), it will start the Android auto app. Maybe my satellite coordinates shifted enough to make it think I am moving in a car. It is very annoying, but easy enough to exit.


Update: since the update, this app has become more buggy. It continues to randomly go back and forth between the old interface and new one. I have lost the ability to toggle this myself now and appear to be stuck on the old interface despite reinstalling the most recent update. Android Auto has simplified my driving experience. Touch controls at my finger tips and seamless use of multiple programs. I look forward to display updates allowing for more personalization. Keep up the good work.


I enjoy the app to a certain degree, there can definitely be improvements. First, please allow the option of having a particular app open when AA is activated instead of it always being navigation on the screen. That's a little annoying when you are just driving around town and always have to change it. Secondly, the app sometimes doesnt even connect correctly. I have to plug and unplug my phone several times for it to connect.


I like everything minus the fact that there is no night driving mode and speed trap marking. This is huge since most of my driving happens at night. I'm forced to turn off my head unit and nav by sound. I've even gone into developer options and given control to the phone to control night mode, no luck. This seems like a dangerous design flaw if you can't use it at night. I've had GPS in 3 cars since 2009, never had much of an issue with night driving.


I love Android auto this is the first vehicle I have had with it. The reason for the four stars is due to the connectivity of it, after the recent update it may or may not connect or it will restart my phone. So, I don't know if it's the Android auto or my LG v40 that is causing the issues but it's a bit irritating. Maybe with a new update it will get better.


Old version was way better. This new one is laggy. Sometimes takes 10 to 15 seconds to register my touch. More complicated to navigate this ui. Making a phone call requires at least two additional touches now. If I try to make a call using Google assistant instead it puts the call on handset and I have to switch the call audio to Bluetooth. My in car setup should be easier to use not more complicated. I'm almost to the point of stopping using it and doing everything on my phone instead.


When It Works, It's Great. AA is a hit-or-miss proposition. It doesn't always work even though I use the best of the available USB cables. AA has yet to let me use Pandora, claiming it needs to be first on my phone. Hey, it's there and has been for years. Can't stream my music on Google Play Music. It just cuts out after the first few seconds of play. Yada-yada-yada.


App is great when it works. If I plug in the phone to my car when the phone has no signal Android auto won't load and then won't work for several hours. The way for it fix is to let the phone get signal, turn the car off, then wait 10 minutes. I have found that my other option, which is quicker, is to reset the entire car entertainment system after my phone gets signal again, and it'll work. It only does this when I lose signal either during a trip or when I plug the phone in with no signal


Completely inconsistent Absolutely beyond frustrated with this app. Voice control for calling and texting was working fine, but continues to not work correctly as of the last 2 weeks. Checked all system and setting as well as permissions. No issues. No longer works for voice to text or calling. Just keeps saying "Sure let me get some more information. Tap the message button on your device." Does nothing after that. Defeats the purpose. Wish I had an iPhone at this point. Using a S10.


Terrible. Just terrible. Crashes, doesn't work the same way twice. Have to uninstall and reinstall to get it to work again. It would be funny if it weren't dangerous for how it screws up your driving. I spend more time messing with the dumb app than I do actually driving. Some federal agency should make it illegal. Right now my car's screen is blank and frozen while playing a podcast. I have to unplug my phone to get back to the infotainment center which stops all functions. Fix it Google!


Awesome, but feels outdated. The search feature in maps, for example, is extremely limited so I end up unplugging my phone, searching for my destination there, and then plugging it back in to A.A. Also, when Youtube Music or Google Play Music stop working, you can't tell the app to retry/refresh from the A.A interface, so again, you're forced to pull out your phone and do everything there. Finally, the phone's equalizer usually doesn't work, which is a shame. It works sometimes, but rarely.


This is starting to not make me happy. Phone is not working or showing up on the screen. I hear a call but it's not showing up. This used to be a great app. Revision 10/12 This is an update for the updates of the been sent out via the app. Once again I am super super happy with this app in the way of performs. Please keep up the good work! Move the rating back up to five stars!


The new update has been very frustrating. When driving it pretty much never alerts me when I get a text. Every so often one will sneak through but I'm back to having to text and drive if I want to communicate about picking up dinner on the way home from work. Also voice commands will work once but then after that Google doesn't respond back to me. So I have to unplug my phone and then plug it back in. I initially had some audio issues with music but that seems better.


I generally like the app however I wish it had a way to have a home screen where you can see the map and be able to see another app too like pandora. Instead of having to switch over to one or the other. My husband's iPhones Sync app is more user friendly. Also, when I'm in the map it does a funny jerking motion every time I pass an intersection.


You fix one thing and another thing breaks. I love the new interface but when you press the microphone and tell it to call somebody it doesn't and the 4 colored balls just continue to bounce. It never dials out nor does it cancel. You literally have to hit the bottom left-hand corner button to get back to the main screen to continue.


Excellent app. I'm currently using this with my in-car Android Auto connectivity (SEAT Leon). Fantastic being able to access music, answer calls and even send short texts by voice command. The only issue I have, is that the connectivity sometimes plays up. It may be a software issue on the car's Head-unit, but it is soooo frustrating which severely hampers the experience at times. I've had the Android Maps sat nav giving directions and suddenly phone connection is lost and unable to reconnect.


Very convenient if your car has support for Android Auto. I can listen to an audiobook or a Ukrainian radio station while getting directions and live traffic on the maps. I'm glad that more cars have it even with a basic trim, so if you get a rental you just plug in your phone and get directions in an unfamiliar place without having to look at your phone and get distracted.


It's a roll of the dice if the car you're driving supports it. But when it's available, it's so much safer and more intuitive to so simple things like change the song and get directions. It removes the need for an ugly and distracting phone mount. The Alfa Giulia I used it in did not have touch support but the control wheel worked very well with the interface.


Really love the app and how well it integrates the Google assistant and other apps (controlling texts and Spotify by voice is a big plus!) But since the update for some reason the app has trouble staying connected to my car, it will work for a period of time then just randomly disconnect for a few seconds then reconnect. It's very random in frequency, sometimes it does it every two or three minutes, sometimes I can go a whole car ride and it won't happen, which is the only reason it's not 5 stars


Definitely useful! Works well for my needs. Google maps is great, YouTube music is great, some other things are so-so. Amazon music is unusable since it can't use Google voice and the UI cannot search, you are stuck with "recents". I do not recommend Amazon music in this app. I've experienced weird issues with it before, but after the latest update, the only big loss is Amazon music. Much prefer this over some software from a car company!


The app is great! It is the best car-phone interface in the market. The context: Samsung S9 with a 2019 Mazda 3. Situations: When connecting the phone via USB, the bluetooth connection is not seemless sometimes. The quick fix is to re-plug. It would be nice to have calendars visible. When replying a text, when I command "Yes" the answer is "Noted" and will not ask me for the messege. This is a recent thing and I would love if they fix it. It would be nice also to have whatsapp calls as a command


I enjoy using Android Auto. It let's you download routes to use maps offline for GPS navigation in no service areas. It was convenient when I drove to Seattle. I didn't have to roam at all, couple that with the offline Spotify compatibility and it makes for a ultra savings in data usage. There are a few glitches when it comes to accuracy with Google Assistant and the high incidence of errors or 'does-not-compute' responses, which is arguably the most important part of the whole implementation.


Has been good to me, can be biggie sometimes, but the sometimes slow updates (we only notice the slow not the fast) seem to fix problems. would give a 5 if I could change the background color. New update with new layout that makes you use more screens and eyes off the road to make a phone call on screen, but still no simple control of color, would rather have control of color.


Had it for a year. Maps work OK. The rest of the features - not. Can't use voice call. In fact can't use any voice controls or commands at all. System asks you to press "notifications" on your phone. No such pop up or feature. Or it asks you to stoo the car and then execute the comand. The only thing this app does is transpose the Google map or Waze from your phone to your car screen. Nothing else....at all.


Update: 10/16: it is back to not allowing me to call or text via the voice button. It says to click a notification on my device. However there is no a notification. UPDATE: I uninstalled and reinstalled Andriod Auto and now I can call using the voice! However i should not have to uninstall and reinstall for something to work. Ever since the update I have been unable to use the voice to call or text anyone.


Unfortunately my Spotify doesn't work when I connect the phone to the car. I get a message on the screen saying "Spotify doesn't appear to be working at the moment". I then have to disconnect the phone, open up Spotify myself and then connect the phone again, then it works. How can this be fixed as it is supposed to connect automatically. This started happening after a recent update.


It's good that we can finally use an app to port the cell phone's functionality to the cars' audio/video screen. We no longer need to buy an expensive GPS from the auto manufacturers. Bad that the UI is clunky. Startup may not be 100%. It's better if you plug the phone in first and then start the car. Hopefully, it can work through bluetooth soon.


Has bugs that still need fixing, for example - when you turn the car on and your phone is still connected (say you have just had a short break) if you had started typing something like an address in to maps or a text message - it all shuts down and starts Android Auto. The voice and accent are irritating, for example - mispronunciations which leave you either checking the screen while approaching an intersection or leave you doing a lap of the block while being told to do a u-turn.


has made the life little more easier, it has become more hassle free and is great to use, but some times crashes, for instance it becomes non responsive and kepps reconnecting,but nothing will happen. it happens only once or twice ..but it keeps bugging me. it may be resolved in the next update.. till then only four stars😅, but love the app though.. keep up and will give a 5star for sure.


App is good of its own but really annoys some times with the locking option and connection to car. I noticed the following. 1. When connected to car, through USB it pops up, where it comes to a lock screen and takes couple of swipes to unlock. 2. When you open any app, like maps, we can not switch to other app that easy. 3. No way to use Standalone music player from this one. 4. And many other..


I love the ease of use of the app and the fact that nearly everything has an android auto application to use. If your car does not have android auto in the entertainment system, this is just as good. My only issue is that sometimes it does not auto close after I am done driving. It does a great job auto launching but closing is hit or miss.


I have not had any issues with the app ["yet", knock on wood ... lol]. I am using it in conjunction with Spotify, and there are moments during EVERY song when the music volume decreases on its own, then returns to the previous level. I do not know if it is Android Auto or Spotify or both, but overall still a pretty good app.


The app is great when it works, but it constantly disconnects in the car. I've read plenty of forums where millions of other people are having the same issue. Its not a problem with the USB connection, but a fundamental problem in the app itself. It is ridiculous that the AA creators cannot fix this bug....it renders the app useless!


App worked a lot better before the update. Now I have a lot of issues with Waze. It will load my destination (input through voice command), but the map will remain blank without any streets or directions, but the voice will tell me when a turn is coming up. Often it will just freeze and will not tell me when my next turn is coming up. Only happens in Waze not in google maps which is weird.


Since the recent upgrade I get this message on all screens except for Maps: "Anndroid auto connection is poor. Please confirm your device is close enough to the unit or press [Quit] to end Android Auto." The phone is literally one inch away from the head unit. I can click OK to dismiss the message but it just keeps re-appearing. This is most annoying.


Buggy, very buggy. But when it's working it does it's job. For some reason the audio of my music just cuts out sometimes out of nowhere and u have to either switch the song or rewind it if your playing thru YouTube. It's FRUSTRATING as hell!!! This app is what I call a "beta" at best compared to Apple car play which in itself an amazing way to connect your phone to you're car since you don't need to connect it directly with a cord.


*ETA still a great app, but most recent updates are a mess. The suggested navigation used to be smarter, suggesting places I was likely to be going. An example, it knew my favorite spots for dinner on Friday. Now its suggesting places as I pass them, random coordinates, and unlikely places and hiding the info I want to see. Great app, still needs some improvement for audio apps.


I love using Android auto. Works well with my Cruze. Only issues I have is that it's sometimes sluggish to start - I'm using a Pixel 3 XL. It also is unfortunately limited with some other Google products. For example, I cannot voice control Waze at all while running it from android auto, whereas I can if it's stand alone. Also some areas of the assistant are limited... Routines are one of those areas. Overall I enjoy it and can't wait for improvement!


Love using this app. Important functions highlighted, can use voice for calls and text and many other functions which makes my time driving safer. Glad I started to use. Plan to continue into the future. Even if I don't use directions it is very great to have the key feature available. Driving without directions on allows me to see traffic and surrounding streets if I need. Lastly, l love listening to audio books so this is a feature used frequently.


Samsung G S9 with 2018 GMC Terrain. Constant problems with this app. Most recently app randomly disconnects for calls. Why? Have to keep using speaker on the phone while driving. Previosly versions car display wouldn't dim at night (even when cycling the dim knob in the car). The worst version, when a call came through the car stereo would keep ringing and the call couldn't be answered. The ringing continued even after the phone was disconnected and the stereo turned off. Wasn't the car.


Android Auto worked great with my nee 2019 Ford F150 truck and Samsung Galaxy S9. However, just upgraded to the new S10. Android Auto worked fine but completes stopped functioning 2 weeks ago. No idea why. It's possible this is on Samsung, but everything was good for a while. Nevertheless, lack of testing somewhere. At this point I'm blaming the app.


Was great, now when I say, for example, 'ok Google, call dave' it now says 'ok let me get some more information so I can help you with that' then wants me to tap a notification, which does nothing. This aside from the fact I'm driving at the time. Also, the Spotify logo is pixelated. I have a 2017 Audi A3. I'm also at a loss as to why Google think I want their red yellow blue Google logo on maps search - not very subtle and looks tacky. Can I or this be removed I wonder.


Since the Android 10 update, when connected to the car, buttons stop responding to touch, meaning you can only pan the map. It also changes the Android system theme back to light every time after I finish driving, meaning I have to manually change it back, though notifications remain in dark mode. I'm not sure if these are OEM or Android system issues; they weren't present in Android 9, even after the Android Auto redesign.


This app used to work fine until the last update. Can no longer see anything on car's screen. No longer responds to being plugged in and bluetooth connection only shows song playing through media app built into car. Nothing else works, not maps, Amazon music or Waze. Tried clearing cache, uninstalling and reinstalling. Very frustrating. Why try to fix something that's not broken? The Apple version probably works though right? Thinking of going to the dark side even with the lockdown.


I really like this app, and I dont know if anybody else is having this issue, but, there was an update recently where that messed up the navigation app in my chevy it doesnt detect where I am, it shows me a block or two away if not it shows me down streets I am nowhere near, I have to "fix the issue" by unplugging and reconnecting my phone several times until it finally corrects it. I'll gladly change my rating if the next update solves this.


Ever since the most recent update, my phone crashes every time I hook it up and it doesnt recognize spotify or my contacts anymore. From the other reviews I'm reading, I think they should have probably tested the new update a bit more. Also, it's silly that I have to use voice command while driving with google maps, but then it tells me to look at my phone when I try to use the voice command.....but idk if that's google maps or android autos interface issue.


The new Android Auto is a big improvement on the last version. The ability to use basic media controls while in the maps app and see navigation instructions while in a media app is a big deal. The layout of the home page is also much more usable while driving. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is that, in my 2019 Mercedes A Class the Android Auto app still does not fill the car's screen and the sound quality of the Assistant/Maps is poor through the car speakers.


The app works well for navigation.. after the recent update a few things seem not to work as well as they did before, for example receiving text messages and having them read to you. Prior to the update, the app connected to my calendar and would have the events location on the Android auto home screen for easy navigation. Miss that too.


10/14/19 - overall fewer problems but the icons are too small and I have to be very accurate when touching the screen. It is too sensitive as to where the screen has to be touched making it difficult to use when moving. Larger on-screen soft buttons that can be tapped in a general area around the icon would make it easier


Still a huge fan, had connection troubles for the last couple of days but that's all sorted now with a new usb cable for the car. So 5 stars again!


UPDATE: This was a known issue that was fixed in an update. Now I love Android Auto again! I like the updated interface also. ******************************* This app was great before the latest update. Now when I'm playing my book on Overdrive, it keeps randomly stopping and going back to Amazon Music. Kind of defeats the purpose of Android Auto when I keep having to mess with my screen to pull Overdrive back up. So then I just unplug and use Bluetooth.


When it works, it's the absolute best. When it doesn't (which is still too often-- and inexplicable) it's so maddening ad to make me want to hurl my S9+ out of the car window. If the episodes of random non-Google responsiveness and text messages dropped just as they should be sending were resolved, it would rate an easy 5 stars.


Giving up on this app, it's beyond frustrating. My Galaxy s8 used to connect to my vehicle most of the time, but since a recent update it won't recognize my device on my cars' head unit. The app runs on my phone when I plug it in via USB, but won't register with my car's screen. I've edited my settings, uninstalled/reinstalled the app, and looked at the unhelpful info in the link referred to on every negative comment on this app page. Nothing works. Glitchy app.


Limited in what you can do and customize, requires a lot of permissions just to work, doesn't support most apps, practically necessary with new cars, very taxing on my old phone (or at least when I am connected to my car it is slow). If you dont mind only using music streaming apps and google owned products, this app isn't bad except the issues I stated above.


I am using the new version of Android Auto on my 2019 Mazda 3. I have an annoying bug with audio from any application that is enabled in the app (PocketCast, Google Podcasts, etc.) - Once I turn off the car and then turn it back on, the audio playback glitches once every 7 or 8 seconds. The only resolution is to reboot the phone - then it's good till the next time the car is restarted. Other things I would like to see: - ability to go full screen with the map (not split with clock / what's playing) - Street name I am on displayed when using navigation - Current speed displayed next to speed limit when using navigation (google maps already does this).


Pretty good response from the AI most of the time. Sometimes things get wonky and I have to shut down and restart the app to get things running correctly again. Not usually a big deal. It happens to all apps occasionally. Only time it is an issue is when I'm driving and have to reset without taking my eyes off the road.


Great when works (sporadically). Sometimes I plug my into USB, start the car, and all goes swimmingly. Eventually, however, I can't get anything on my car screen (I do get the Android auto app on my phone). Permutations of plugging in USB, unplugging USB, turn car off, restart car, phone off, phone on, have no effect. I end up rebooting the phone (long process), then things work for a bit. Car: 2019 Subaru Forester. Phone: Motorola E4, Android Auto (10/4/19), latest E4 Android.


I really want to love Android Auto but it doesn't work very well. Often times it gets things wrong, it pretends to send a text but doesn't or it tells me I have to click on things on my device. This is supposed to keep your eyes on the road but it often times works so poorly that you end up looking down at the screen trying to work out some ridiculous problem. P.S. I'm running it on a Galaxy Note 8 with Chrysler Uconnect, Chevy mylink, and Kenwood touchscreen.


I really like this app and love using the Google Maps app on my console for navigation. The Google assistant is awesome, especially for hands free calls and messaging. I just wish there was a night/ dark mode that I could select when driving at night. The screen is just a bit too bright when using Google maps for navigation at night.


I love this app. I feel so much safer driving with it and it keeps me from wanting to check my phone, I just have one question, when it asks if I want to reply to messages and I say yes, she becomes very sarcastic, saying things like "oh, I hear ya" or "gotcha" but it won't let me reply...we had a good laugh and all...but what is going on?


Needs more settings for better control. You cannot permanently turn anything off. Look at an alternative screen for mere moments and directions to places of its random choice (gym I go to daily that has only one route) are all respawned and so is the weather. I never want the current weather in my car, it has windows!! The actual thing I want, notifications, occasionally works, overrides all my custom notifications and the EXCESSIVE voice volume cannot be controlled


Was okay, never worked correctly all the time especially if using audible at the same time, now it's horrible. When saying yes to reply to a message it says "okay cool" , "noted" or "good, good" and doesn't let you reply, then after that has happened, saying okay gives you absolutely no response from the system.


Overall it is a pretty solid app. Some updates break one aspect or another but the main functionality always seems to survive. For instance: The last update prevents me from starting a text or call verbally; however, Pandora, Waze, Maps, etc. function normally, and manually starting a text/call still allows for verbal control after it is started.


I have an issue which I only found out today by googling the site affects Samsung phones where they can't switch to dark mode on Tue device. It automatically turns it off when connected. This has seemed to of gone on for a long time (months) which Google still hasn't addressed which is highly dissapointing. One star now because they still haven't fixed the issue on top of me now disabling notifications due to each notification making sounds even though I've turned it off.


better than most automaker UI. Need to able to read texts on-screen, otherwise you have to unplug phone and check it. MORE distracting than reading it on screen or just using your phone. update- less stars for ignoring text msg issues... spotify and maps look great, seems like most changes are useless and bloatware-ish. google assistant read your calendar? maybe. update you on sports? are you serious? still can't either read a text message, OR CALL THE PERSON WHO JUST SENT YOU A TEXT!


this app works as advertised. my only issue is enroute dropouts. I've relocated my phone to the windshield area, and this helped, but I'm still experiencing some disconnects. most likely my phone (Samsung galaxy 7). UPDATE Sure enough it was some grit in the USB connector. Cleaned it out and it's been solid ever since.


After updating to the latest version I am no longer able to text or call. When I try to I am asked to click the notification on my phone which does not exist. Effectively it is now a sat nav that plays music and has stopped me being able to take or make calls or texts of any flavour (What's App, Text or Facebook Messenger). Disappointed is an understatement.


No longer works on Google Pixel 2 XL . Fine in the morning on the way to work, did not work on the way home. Am running on Android 10. App is up to date. Brought a new USB cable. Factory reset my phone. Simply no longer works. Tried a friends new Samsung device and worked no problem on in my 2019 Kia vehicle. I am beyond devastated! Google I normally love you. But am fast falling out of love! Help!


Crashes constantly and almost immediately on Moto X4. Bug report submitted to dev. No response. Replicated in FOUR different vehicles, so I can rule out the car. Works better on other phone make/model so it appears some devices are just rubbish with Android Auto. FIX IT DEVS Edit: I see the invitation in the developers response to fill out a form to provide this feedback. I think they must not have read that I ALREADY DID THIS and submitted a bug report some time ago. Not helpful.


Since I purchased a google phone, I do not have connectivity problems anymore (my moto x4 would keep disconnect all the time), so it basically does its job. However, I really miss two convenient things with the last update : 1/I the assistant interface 2/ while I like the short cut for maps ans music, one for the phone calls is really missing ! Edit : the problem with the moto x4 has already been reported several times and is well known by Motorola/ android auto (on the forums at least)


Nice in theory... No way to have favorites on the home screen (like stitcher, Pandora, and overdrive). Shows my most recent call in a notification even when that call was 6 hours before the drive started. When I try to use apps that are compatible, the menu just opens Google play store through this app, so so much navigating while driving to get to what I want! If I already have waze or maps navigating before it starts, this app reduces and silences them so it takes a lot of fiddling.


I use Google maps through Android auto every day. After the latest update, my favorites will not display unless I turn on web activity(spying) even though it's right there on my phone. Next, if I forget to plug in before moving my car, the app TELLS ME to stop and put on my parking brake. I know, distracted driving etc, but I can plug in at a stop sign. Next, voice control is frustrating. Apple car play works wirelessly and the voice commands are flawless. App is WAY too intrusive, what a shame.


I use this app on my phone, not on the car's display. It is the best app I've used, due to its simplicity, while I drive. I can easily switch between map, phone and my music/radio/podcast apps. And I do this with voice commands. Makes these tasks safe while driving. You have to try this app.!


Audio coming from streaming services is drastically lower than volume of HD radio when switching between device and regular radio. All possible notification beacons have been disabled and all troubleshooting has been performed thus far with no resolution. The app would get 4-5 stars if this were fixed. After posting this, I was referred to the FAQ and "community" section of Android Auto by the developer. Neither of which were helpful at all and actually bolstered this review. -1 star for effort


The home screen default map recent results should slide up after a few seconds of driving. It takes up a lot of realestate on the screen and it's very distracting to have to hit the up arrow to hide recent searches while driving to see the full map. The co tract in night and day mode is not nearly as easy to read as Garmin GPS navigation maps.


I enjoy the functionality of the app. I like that it automatically starts up. I like the big features that make it easier for driving. I like being able to use the app switching function to be able to access other apps if I really need to. The loss of a star is because when it first starts up, it crashes. Then it starts up automatically again. Very frustrating


This app could be so good if it didnt disconnect when my phone is fully charged?? The interface is great, the apps are great. I use maps heavily for long journeys and when it randomly disconnects and im in the middle of nowhere its very frustrating. I drive a 2019 ford fiesta and i use the original lead so im sure theyre not the cause of this issue. This needs fixing its dangerous. Could be a great app if you hurry up and fix these issues!


I'm tired of Android Auto on my phone. As soon as the phone is connected to the car, there are 4/5 notifications in the phone. Why? Why? 1. The first notification is from Google Maps when you have a navigation going on in the car infotainment system. 2. The 2nd & 3rd notifications are from Android Auto. It tells you "Connected to your car" & "Tap to open settings" 3. The last two are from Android System. Why would I need 5 notifications when my phone is connected to my car? This is insane.


Uninstalled and reinstalled to see if that fixed it...what a mistake! It's worse now, can't even connect long enough to set it up! It connects and disconnects every second. Wasted lots of $ buying cables when the app is the problem! Constantly disconnecting and saying there's a problem with the USB cable when there's not. I've tried many cables and when it does that it gives the same error message for all the cables. Then the next day all the cables it said were bad work fine.


I'm happy that the update fixed the daylight/night time auto adjust issue, but now Android Auto is extremely slow in response to my 2018 Hyundai Elantra SEL steering wheel controls. For example, if I hit the call button on my steering wheel Android Auto takes ~6 seconds to respond and go to the call screen, same thing with hanging up. This was almost instantaneous before the update. I've already cleared cache and data to no avail.


Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_NOTIFICATION_POLICY
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
android.permission.CALL_PHONE
android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.MANAGE_USB
android.permission.READ_CALENDAR
android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.READ_PRIVILEGED_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
android.permission.SEND_SMS
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
com.google.android.gms.permission.CAR_SPEED
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
android.hardware.bluetooth
android.hardware.faketouch
android.hardware.location
android.hardware.microphone
android.hardware.screen.portrait
android.hardware.telephony
android.hardware.usb.accessory
android.hardware.wifi
precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

manage preferences and permissions for USB devices
Allows the app to manage preferences and permissions for USB devices.

read calendar events plus confidential information
Allows the app to read all calendar events stored on your phone, including those of friends or co-workers. This may allow the app to share or save your calendar data, regardless of confidentiality or sensitivity.

read call log
Allows the app to read your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

receive text messages (SMS)
Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

send SMS messages
Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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