Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging APK

Version 5.3.501644-release - com.google.android.projection.gearhead
Last updated: 2020-05-29
google,android,projection,gearhead,auto,vehicles

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

Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging apk

APP Information

Download Version 5.3.501644-release (53501644)
Apk Size19.65 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.google.android.projection.gearhead.apk
MD51d1662c7a53dbe8a0bb98faac01d17bd
Rate4.31
Website http://www.android.com/auto

Download Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging 5.3.501644-release APK

App Description

Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging is google,android,projection,gearhead,auto,vehicles, content rating is Low Maturity (PEGI-12). This app is rated 4.31 by 168 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. com.google.android.projection.gearhead.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.3.501644-release Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 699037+ times on store. You can also download com.google.android.projection.gearhead APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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

  • • Ability to turn off media notifications.
  • • Weather information in the status bar.
  • • Ability to hide/show apps in Android Auto.
  • • Bug fixes and other improvements
  • • We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in our community https://g.co/androidautocommunity

App Screens

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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.BLUETOOTH_PRIVILEGED
android.permission.CALL_PHONE
android.permission.CALL_PRIVILEGED
android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.CONTROL_INCALL_EXPERIENCE
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.LOCAL_MAC_ADDRESS
android.permission.MANAGE_USB
android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_ROUTING
android.permission.MODIFY_DAY_NIGHT_MODE
android.permission.QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES
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.START_ACTIVITIES_FROM_BACKGROUND
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
com.google.android.finsky.permission.GEARHEAD_SERVICE
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.

allow Bluetooth pairing by Application
Allows the app to pair with remote devices without user interaction.

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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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Love the ability of the application to allow me to use apps in my car. I am having a constant issue with this application having problems interfacing with my Ford Sync3. The app keeps showing that it's running on my phone, but it is disengaging from the car interface and I lose my screen in the car. My car is at the dealership at this moment, for the 3rd time, to find out the interface problem on Ford's end.

  2. guest-avatar

    apk it makes replying to text easy with Google Assistant. I like that I can bounce back to my Sync3 easily. it has taken a little while to get used to it but it was worth the first few attempts for me to understand it. Si certainly the updates this is awesome. However recently when a call come in, I click the phone icon, but I cannot hear the caller ac nd they cannot hear me. I fear I must change this to 2 stars. I keep reading about a fix coming. But so far just disappointment.

  3. guest-avatar

    4.8.5943 Whatever you guys did in the last update, it completely hosed the one part I enjoyed, which was the seamless transition from handheld to in-dash. Now, if I'm lucky and fast enough, I can connect in about 4 minutes. That's not okay. After you figure that out, maybe you can make the app less persistent about asking me if I want to exit, less persistent about preventing me from using my own handheld, and just outright integrating better. It's been a really poor user experience lately.

  4. guest-avatar

    4.5.5928 For some reason the app quit being able to read messages. It tries to access them but all I get is crickets. Update: This latest update seems to have problems handling text messages. It doesn't always post them, some of the message gets lost, etc. Very poor. I've downgraded from a 3 to a 2. Update to the update. As I started to have issues with other apps, I suspected that my phone might have problems. I've upgraded my phone and the previous problems have gone away and android auto is working b

  5. guest-avatar

    4.4.5923 The app is still great after the updates. However, the old version had a feature which said which route would be faster for your commute without actually turning on directions. It would say "fastest via x street and y street". Now you have to actually have to turn on directions from the map to see the fastest route. I found the old version more helpful because I didn't have to sit there and fiddle with the directions. Other than that, it's still a solid app.

  6. guest-avatar

    3.9.5850 I love the android auto idea, I don't love the actual results most of the time. I just got a new phone (Galaxy S20+) and more times than not, the music stops playing and a message will pop up on the car screen saying "USB device not supported". I unplug the phone and plug it back in for a temporary fix, but this keeps happening. I'm using a cable from a previous Samsung phone, because the new cable is USB-C to USB-C. I uninstalled all of the apps and reinstalled them, nothing fixes the issue.

  7. guest-avatar

    4.6.5933 I used to use it all the time and thought it was great. Now I don't use it at all because of the audio skipping. Anytime I play media via android auto, it will skip like it was a CD in a walkman. I did not find a solution online that worked, though many people have the same problem. Now i just play via bluetooth, but don't get the benefit of the android auto features. Is there a solution to audio skipping?

  8. guest-avatar

    Richard Bradshaw

    2020-03-25T20:54:05.515Z

    4.1.5909 Very frustrated with this app. Works for a minute until someone at Google screws it up. For a while I could recieve messages but AA wouldn't read them. Then it would read them but I couldn't respond. And now it won't shut down. It stays running in the background. And I have tried everything from reinstalling to walking to the moon. Figure it out Google!!!!!!

  9. guest-avatar

    2.9.5749 It stopped working about a month ago! Can't reply to messages because "Your internet connection is not stable at the moment" "Hey Google" and "ok Google" commands have stopped working. When making a call it doesn't go to the call screen, the default screen is always maps. It has so many problems and needs fixed ASAP!!! Tired of complaining and nothing gets done.

  10. guest-avatar

    4.3.5918 Its really unreliable. Sometimes I plug in, start up and it loads. Then the next time nothing I can do to get it to load. So I have to pull over, power everything down and start over. I have zero chance of it working if I don't plug my phone in before I start my vehicle. I wish there was a function on the radio unit that triggers it to connect, or a way of powering off my radio while driving, but even the "off" button doesn't do that. It's better than not having anything, but super unreliable.

  11. guest-avatar

    They fixed the notification issue and it worked great for a week or so. Now Google assistant commands don't work. It listens but doesn't respond. Or asks "who do you want to call" no matter what the command. Can't use voice to navigate, play music or call. Right now, this is just a display for tasks you enter from your phone. Worse, it is actually dangerous when you expect it to respond and are distracted by its lack of action. Now that I know it doesn't work, I won't use it. Just a warning.

  12. guest-avatar

    Michael Daigneault

    2020-03-15T13:37:14.877Z

    Lately I've not been able to send SMS messages due to receiving the internet connection is unstable constantly. Freakin' annoying! It worked fine before! Whatever has changed, put it back or fix it! AAAARRRGH... It's 3/15/2020. Can you tell me if this bug has been fixed? So I'm still getting the message about an unstable internet connection when trying to send a voice sms. If so, when will it be available to update?

  13. guest-avatar

    Update: Now it doesn't work at all. It doesn't open or project when plugged into my 2018 traverse. Or, when I try to open it on my phone first and then connect to the car it crashes. Junk. Just use Bluetooth, at least it actually works. 3/10/20 Not reliable. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it's just a black screen. Some apps won't open unless they are open on my phone. So I have to mess with my phone while I drive which defeats the purpose of the app. Disappointed.

  14. guest-avatar

    The android auto app is okay... Was having issues with it, so I decided to uninstall and reinstall it. When I went to uninstall it, it would only uninstall the last update, and couldn't uninstall the entire app. When it works properly, it's great, but there's been issues with it since the last update. Also, I prefer Google maps over the the navigation system on my vehicles, but you have to hook a phone up to use it. Would like to see Google Maps available in the onboarding app store.

  15. guest-avatar

    Does not work correctly in my brand new Honda Passport. I upgraded trim level specifically to have Android Auto. If I'm only connected via bluetooth, long pressing the talk button gets a popup saying it won't work because my device is not iOS. The head unit in the car runs on Android. My phone is Android. I can't use Android Auto???? When I'm connected via OEM USB cable, it will accept the long press and begin Google Assistant. If I try to send a text, it will go through all the verifying who I'm texting, if the message is correct, and ask me if I want to send. As soon as it gets to the point of sending, it says something like the internet connections is not sufficient. Happens every time, regardless of where in the car the phone is. And, obviously the connection is fine if it can answer questions and navigate. I want to take the car back but that's not an option. Using a Samsung Galaxy S9, running Android 10. I've been to all the forums and help centers. No one can solve the problem. Goggle - PLEASE fix this!

  16. guest-avatar

    It's great except for a few things. Eg. I was trying to make a phone call and the business I was calling asked me to push '1' for such and such, and '2' for something else. Well I couldn't do that which was frustrating. Also the map had one or two limitations, but I'm an avid user of all Google products and I'm confident they will work out all the wrinkles with time. And who knows, maybe it was just me not using the app properly as I am still learning all it has to offer. 👍😉

  17. guest-avatar

    It used to work great, no problems. However for about 3 months now, it just does not connect to my car, a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. They way I have to go around connecting it is to make a phonecall to any number and hang up immediately. It looks as if having my phone switch from Auto to Bluetooth for the phonecall and hanging up finally brings up the Android Auto button on my car's screen. Sometimes it doesn't work though, and sometimes it does.

  18. guest-avatar

    Good app works most of the time. It is usually very good when connected via USB, the music is my main reason for using it. I use apple music and it works perfectly. I really like the UI of android auto, very easy to use. My only pet peeve is that the app completely takes over your phone. I could be sitting with the handbrake on and go to use my phone and the android auto app takes over the lock screen and when you swipe to exit, the app starts asking for reviews..... hence why I'm here now.

  19. guest-avatar

    Since the Andriod 10 upgrade, 90% of the time I am unable to send texts. I speak who I want to text, the content of the text, and then it will read back the text fine. HOWEVER, as soon as I say "send it", i receive a tone and hear something like " the network connection is unstable at this time, please try again later". Before the upgrade l did not have this issue, now I can't seem to send a single message in an area where I could over 2 weeks ago. Come on Google, get your act together.

  20. guest-avatar

    Better than not having it - But it could be better. Have to connect phone to vehicle with cable. It won't work unless you do. Whatever happened to Bluetooth?? Use of Google Maps works, but not even close to as good as a car with Navigation built in. Very clumsy integration. On the plus side, at least you don't have to look at your phone while you're driving.

  21. guest-avatar

    Simon McClelland

    2020-03-17T20:35:55.956Z

    Was happy to start with. Now when ever I want to reply to a message that's been sent to me, the system constantly says the Internet connection isn't strong enough/stable. Have reset the stereo. Reinstalled the app multiple times. I receive a lot of messages when I'm in my car and the reason I spent so much money on this stereo is so that I can respond while driving safely. What's the point if the basic functionality doesn't work.

  22. guest-avatar

    This was such a great app but it just doesn't work anymore. As much as I hate Apple it's probably time to switch since this is a known issue with Google and they just refuse to address it. Takes a good twenty minutes just to get it to load. When it does load you can't see incoming calls, can't swap calls, can't see the phone dash, etc. Music takes a good 5-10 minutes to start playing and that's only after you open the app on your phone. Sorry Google but you seriously dropped the ball on this.

  23. guest-avatar

    Worked great until a couple months ago until the voice feature stopped working. The ability to talk to android auto to make a call, send a text, get directions, etc. Is the main reason to use Android Auto. Apple would never let a critical issue such as this go unfixed for months. Shame on you Google. The community forums have a thread with half a thousand replies about just this issue and Google's response for the last few months is just that they are working on it.

  24. guest-avatar

    Must have app. Some limitations but very useful, a game changer for car rides, and getting better all the time. Hope the continue to improve the functionality and ease of use. Critical "Hey Google" function not working right now though I've heard Google is working diligently on it. Also would like to be able to specify which episode of a podcast to play. Like "episode 234" or "2.3".

  25. guest-avatar

    Too many glitches. Using a Note 10+ on a Kenwood DDX8906S. Android auto wireless does not work at all. I find I have to constantly unplug and plug back in to try to get it to work. Sometimes the calls go through to the radio, the rest of the time through the phone. Most of the time the maps work, but there are times it doesn't and I'm having to unplug and try again. Very annoying and upsetting.

  26. guest-avatar

    Tony Beauregard

    2020-03-19T15:41:05.965Z

    The new interface seems to require more attention while driving, making it less safe. With the old interface, you could glance at it and see everything. Problems: Calendar events with locations aren't available, assistant doesn't work, can't send/respond to texts and Maps and Waze aren't reliable. None of these steps are new. Don't add new features until the existing functionality is fixed.

  27. guest-avatar

    A little lagging. Also there are some problems controlling the apps, music, etc. Initially I gave it a 4 star but whatever you guys did with the last update it killed it. Every time I connect the phone to the car, the system locks up and the phone is not responsive. I need to unplug it if I need to do anything with it like call or use a different app. Please fix it!

  28. guest-avatar

    A recent update resulted in no control over phone calls. I was able to resolve this issue on my own, but it speaks to larger issues with this app. I consistently have issues with Android Auto, and I think many come from bad Android implementation from Samsung. Everytime I turn on my car, AA asks for my permission to access messages, phone data, etc. It's annoying, and makes me feel like AA is pretty half baked. If there was an alternative I would consider switching.

  29. guest-avatar

    Never got a chance to use it!! I tried for about 2 months to get it to connect to my car to use the GPS but I never got a chance to even open the app. Even after I updated the app, it didn't give me a option to open it. Just a Uninstall button. The dealer tried it with his iPhone (I have a Galaxy) and it worked. Does it only work with iPhone only or something???

  30. guest-avatar

    Michael Dabrush

    2020-03-19T14:50:00.102Z

    The app worked great for a few months. Now, it indicates on screen that it hears my voice commands but doesn't actually do anything. All voice response works fine on the device.outsude of Android Auto. Basically now a useless app. Edit: tried to add more info. None of the links work, either. Tried to follow instructions in an email I received and that failed, too. Apparently getting in touch with Android is as bad as the product.

  31. guest-avatar

    While it is functional, there are quite a few bugs. For one. I would like to be able to choose what app appears when car starts. Not just maps all the time. As well, there is an issue with Spotify and its built in equilizer. Every time a song changes while using it with android auto, the volume takes a second to adjust to build in equilizer. Causing a blast of sound before being adjusted.

  32. guest-avatar

    Had the device professionally installed about a week ago so I'm sure there's no installation problem. Every now and then the music pauses. I'll have to hit play then it will play for another 30 seconds before pausing again. When things are really bad there's an audible static that can be heard in the background. This is when I have full 4G so... yeah....Not sure what's up... that is the only issue I have. Other than that it's great. Love it!

  33. guest-avatar

    Before the last update this app was a 5 star. Since then I cant answer a call, instead I have to end the incoming call and call the person back. I get the same message about the internet connection not being strong enough whenever I want to reply to a message it's just read to me, and quite often when I ask it to play from spotify, it plays the playlist in the background but won't allow it to come through the car speakers. When it did work this app was great!!

  34. guest-avatar

    It's started off buggy. It was annoying about 1 year ago. I gave some feedback a few months ago. They seemed to have greatly improved. My Google assistant is working better with fewer mistakes. Google maps now show the satellite view. It's on its way to working flawlessly while giving us more options for our value. I am very impressed with the apps progress and I'm hard to impress.

  35. guest-avatar

    I would absolutely love this app in my car if not for one flaw. I'll have my phone connected with the cable while maps is hooked up and while driving, my phone will disconnect. I have to unplug and replug the phone a few times and it'll struggle to reconnect or tell me that my phone can't connect. I've tried different cables and a different phone, but it's still the same. Extremely frustrating when I'm trying to follow directions!!

  36. guest-avatar

    Since update can't do any voice activated calling texting or address searches. They need to undo the latest version. Loved it until the bugs started. Google says that they would like to know more about the problem and when I sent information about the problem to them via the link they gave I was sent an email telling me to go to the FAQ section which hasn't done anything to solve the problems. The issues began after the update in February. This is extremely frustrating considering it use to work

  37. guest-avatar

    App was fantastic until about October 2019. Since then can't connect to my Corsa. Through lots of Internet searching, discovered I need to open and close Spotify on my phone to connect (no idea why this works). Can't reply to messages as "no Internet connection" wherever I am but my main gripe is the fact I can't connect to my car as I used to.

  38. guest-avatar

    Please roll back to the previous version. As noted by everyone else, there is no end to the issues with new release. I am getting the same issues as per below : A. I can no longer send voice controlled texts, I get a response of "your internet connection is not stable right now", even thought it is. B. The app takes more than 2 minutes to connect. C. Alternative directions are no longer suggested verbally and the fastest route is no longer updated . D. OK Google Voice prompt no longer works.

  39. guest-avatar

    UPDATE: Thx so much for the troubleshooting help! I finally got the issues fixed with the 1st try. I'm so glad the developer responded so I could get my issue fixed. I love the app. I use it anytime I drive even when I know where I'm going. Its so easy to access my phone w/o having to move a finger or take my eye off the road. I love how my Assistant does it all for me! I wish I could put 5 stars but only bc of the lag of connection to my vehicle. It takes a min for it switch over.

  40. guest-avatar

    On the whole I found it to be a good app and it's great to be able to mirror my phone on the car's screen. Intermittently it will not hear audio commands when I hit the button, or it will simply time out when trying to read a text message that comes in. Occasionally it will also hiccup when playing back audio from Google play music. If these minor issues were worked out it would be a five-star app for me.

  41. guest-avatar

    Overall it is really convenient and easy to use android auto in my car. However on occasion I cannot use it correctly with my 2020 Mazda 6. Everything works fine, but the area is not highlighted at times which makes it difficult navigating through the menus. I have a Note 10+, and all I have to do is restart the phone and it works perfect, it's just that little inconvenience is very noticable in a otherwise great app!

  42. guest-avatar

    Could be a good app to use if the bugs would be fixed and made it easier to use. App stays running despite disconnecting from vehicle and automatically turns on my phone's "Do Not Disturb" setting, and there's no way to keep this from happening. Also keeps turning on WIFI despite not needing it and no way to control this app doing so. Ends up being more of a hassle to use with limited settings.

  43. guest-avatar

    It simplfies the user interface, but it looks plain by default. There are some settings I would like to see available for easy adjustment. Like last night I was driving my maps program was so because at the transition from day to night didn't happen for some reason and my phone remained bright. I had to pull over to adjust the brightness of my phone, then maps went into night mode.

  44. guest-avatar

    Wondering if there was a recent update that sabotaged the app. Everything was working fine, but now my Bluetooth says it's connected, but no sound is heard. I'll get a text notification, push the button to play the text and literally minutes later it will play. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, purchased new cable to connect phone to car and still having these issues.

  45. guest-avatar

    Gerko Van den Berg

    2020-03-19T17:32:45.542Z

    Maps is extremely helpful. Media lacks the ability to rewind/ fast forward. Reading of messages is very convenient but voice composition doesn't work at all. Voice/ Google Assistant doesn't work either. Google doesn't address any of the issues experienced by most users for the last few months and the quality of the app just decreases with time.

  46. guest-avatar

    The issue with AA is that all my music skips. I've done plenty of research on the issue and I'm not the only person having the issue. The issue exists between multiple cars, so it's not just related to my manufacturer. When connected to Bluetooth the issue goes away. Once there is a patch that fixes the issue AA will get 5 stars, but until then it's only 3.

  47. guest-avatar

    When the app works it's wonderful. I have a 2019 ascent and it used to work great. Over the last month or so there must be some updates that occurred and now whenever I try to use the voice to text I get an error message that says "the internet is not stable at this time." It is started to do that with using the phone as well. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the updates. I've tried force stop I've tried everything I can think of. Nothing seems to correct the problem.

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    Kristine Sexton

    2020-03-18T13:16:48.625Z

    Like many others, loved this app. Recently it doesnt show me text notifications, voice recognition will stop for no reason (that I know of), it puts phone calls through only sometimes, and I cant respond to texts that I do get (it says "this internet connection isnt strong enough" everytime...I live in an area of very strong internet connectivity). I'm very close to switching to an iPhone.

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    Tom Frounfelker

    2020-03-21T04:27:56.247Z

    App is ok. I mainly use it for navigation which is pretty good. The issue is with phone calls. There have been numerous times where I cannot hang up the phone after a phone call, times where I make a call and the phone audio is coming out through the phone instead of the car. Audio is fine it's just app issues with the calls. Also, there are times where I cannot get to the phone screen at all, but I am still on a phone call. I have a 2019 Hyundai Elantra btw and a pixel 2.

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    I like the new layout that changed about two updates ago, but there are still major bugs to fix. In the previous update, each time I connected my phone it switched it to 'dark mode', meaning the maps on my car screen turned to darker tones, which is easier on the eyes when driving at night, but makes it hard to see when it's sunny. However, I redownloaded fhe app yesterday and now I can't take my phone off 'dark mode', which is very annoying.

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    I am having the same issue. My voice is no longer being recognized. I have pushed the voice putton on the steering wheel or the microphone on the screen on my vehicle. I also have issue exiting the app to use my phones microphone. Very frustrating. I have tried a new cord, unpairing my phone and then pairing it again. I uninstalled the App and then downloaded it again. Nothing seems to recognize my voice. I absolutely loved this app...past tense.... Please fix. I will help in anyway I can.

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    Connect via bluetooth and all steering wheel buttons work. Connect via the original USB cable and the end call button no longer works. This is a brand new problem. But the start up for the map no longer takes between 10 seconds to 8 minutes. So, I use the radio because at least it works. Then when the app finally starts working it overrides my new decision to play the radio. The old version of the app was working fine, so why break it? Please test before inflicting pain.

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    Works well in my new truck. Until the Android 10 update. Now it can't hold a signal, listen to a reply text, or even respond to "Hey Google". Google LLC, read the reviews! Everyone is telling you what's wrong, but you're not fixing the app!!! Google LLC, I see you are saying the problem is not Android Auto but with Google Assistant. Fiona H (3/19/20) has a perfect description of the problems with this app; unfortunately, you didn't even ask her to contact you.

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    Ever since the upgrade to Android 10 on my Samsung S9+ I have not been able to use voice commands on Android Auto through my car. It appears that this is a common issue after searching for a solution. The app works great otherwise. However it's most basic function being broken is cause for a low rating. May consider updating the rating based on how quickly this can be resolved.

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    Ok so this is my 3 review. Current issues are: when reading WhatsApp messages it stops reading them out and says my internet connection is not strong enough. This is not the case. Secondly, no ring tone rings through when someone is calling. Not sure why. I recently updated to Android 10 Samsung s9+. Maybe this has something to do with the issues.

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    It was great, however, anytime I try to return a message it tells me the connection is unstable.... even with full service. I wish there was another option.... Update, I received a generic email from the developer with links to a community..... great, others having the same problem which does me zero good because no one has a fix. On top of that, the email says you can reply to send a message to the developer. Or user one of the links...... except none of them work!

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    Works nice for Google maps but issues with YouTube music if you are not a subscriber. Overall very nice. I wish there was a way to close an app. New update, crashes constantly now after last security update from Android. It won't stay open. Still disconnects constantly. Ever since the last update it just doesn't stay connected on my GTI. I have tried everything and I'm using the factory cable that came with my phone using a Motorola X4. Before the February update it ran very well.

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    Update: the app seems to work a lot better lately and I rarely get disconnects. When it works, it works great. Occasionally, the phone just doesn't start up the app when connected to my car. More frequently, I have an issue with it disconnecting periodically, possibly due to the USB cable, but it's pretty frustrating to rely solely on USB for the app to work. A Bluetooth or wifi "backup" connection would be great to prevent needless disconnects caused by a millisecond cable jiggle.

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    The app works great when it actually works and I would say it works for 85% of the time 😀. Sometimes, the phone tries to connect to the car and the car screen goes blank. Then at other times it just flashes trying to switch. I haven't actually figured out any workaround to this. So I just disconnect the USB cable and restart the phone. Another issue I have found is some USB cable doesn't work with the application. I have found that the USB cable has to be thick enough to connect.

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    Mar 14, 2020: Ever since the last update, the app keeps crashing and won't work. Completely unreliable and definitely NOT hands-free. Hope the next update will be better. (2/5) Dec 25, 2019: Very helpful (when working) and beautiful user interface. However, since the last update, it has been constantly disconnecting every 30 seconds to 10 minutes (varies greatly) which renders the app unusable. I'm sure all of the users would appreciate an update that fixes all of these bugs. (3/5) *This review will be updated depending on whether the app becomes better or worse.*

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    Always crashes. When it works it's fine. But totally unreliable. Music often says 'Music doesn't seem to be working at the moment'. Maps/navigation often just abandons you and is unresponsive even with perfect phone reception and GPS. Done the usual, cache cleared, uninstalled/reinstalled, turned off and back on, latest updates, etc. Just don't rely on it! - - - - Thanks for replying. I don't have time to go through pages and pages of FAQs or community pages, I just need the app to work.

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    Needs to be compatible with more apps, but works okay with the ones that it has. Works well when it works. Constantly have to uninstall and update or vehicle will not recognize it. So another update. The trouble continue. I have installed and uninstalled updates, tried various cords etc. It works for days to a week a best and then crashes and will not allow the phone to be recognized by the car. Horrible. Almost completely useless, may as well just use your bluetooth alone.

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    platinumwolf 09

    2020-02-27T01:35:34.207Z

    My experience was very good until this mid February , since the recent update, I'm not really able to use the Google assistant while driving anymore. I would press the microphone button on my screen and try to call someone or play music hands-free, but it won't respond. Will there be a new update that fixes this soon? I drive a Jeep Compass 2019

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    It used to work perfectly with no issues at all until around 2 months ago when the 'ok google' system stopped working, along with when you recieve a text and it used to read it to you, it no longer does that. The app on my phone has completely disappeared but even when I try to uninstall the app off the app store, it just says 'uninstall updates'. After I click this it proceeds to 'update' - I cannot uninstall the app, whilst there is also no app to click anymore.

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    This app used to be great. I could focus on the road and still be in touch with who i needed to be without looking at my phone. I just got a new phone and thia app is absolutly useless now in my vehicle. If it is not plugged into my vehicle it understands what i am saying for the most part and does what it is directed to do. As soon as it gets plugged into a vehicle it does not do anything at all. It will not understand anything i say or respond to commands other than "whats the weather"

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    David Rosenbluth

    2020-03-21T17:21:56.160Z

    Android 10 has broken "OK Google" voice command on the galaxy s9+. When you plug into your cars usb to use android auto, hey Google does not respond to commands. Google... Do not ask me for more info. This is a bug and there are conversations all over the net about it. Check your own forums Update.... . This issue has been going on for months. Google tells you they want to understand. There are literally hundreds of posts about this issue. It appears to be universal. Fix it now and stop the BS

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    Terrible. How can you not see issues. I use it in two vehicles. In one, it works like it should for making calls, but no one can hear me when receiving calls. In the second vehicle, no one can hear me for ANY call incoming or outgoing. I have to use speaker phone amd turn off bluetooth. Totally annoying and NOT safe at all. Please fix it. I didn't have these issues until recently.

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    App works perfectly with new car. I can answer my phone, change tunes, switch to Amazon music, pull up a map, and I'm sure alot of other things I haven't figured out..... all without touching my phone. Love the bluetooth feature. When someone texts me, it automatically sends a message back saying I'm driving and will get back to you later. Great app for driving

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    Dude, Smell my Helmet

    2020-03-13T13:35:37.162Z

    Was great, update ruined that. Now it tells me to tap a notification when it's safe before I can use Google assistant while driving. There is no notification anywhere. No matter what I try, so hands free is basically not working at all now. It's actually caused me to get distracted while driving several times because i get so frustrated trying to make a call now. Before writing this I had checked 3 stars but now that I think, I'm changing that.

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    I'm very frustrated. I just upgraded to a Galaxy S20 and now Android Auto is crashing and won't work properly. It will crash every few minutes. Also, Waze doesn't work properly within the app anymore, and I had to switch away from using Spotify because it wouldn't work anymore. Edit: Waze is still not working properly, but I think that might be an issue with my phone and not android auto. Android auto still crashes occasionally but its not as bad as it was.

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    I mainly use my phone via Bluetooth for listening to music in the car, but on longer drives I plug my phone in and utilize this Android Auto app. Everything works good as long as I don't need to reply to to any messages I get. It'll read my message, ask if I wish to respond, read back my message then as if I want to change it it send it. If I say "send it" it says the internet connection is unstable. And won't send it. It's real friggin annoying and needs to be fixed!!!

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    I love this application! It has a wonderful user interface. That being said I only read it 3 stars because it has issues, Currently right now it doesnt read the text that come in, looks like it is talking but no sound. Also when voice to texting an adress the google assistant tells me that "there are no results for that address.....here you go" then shows me what what's searched. Kinda weird. And these features use to work.

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    I find this app fantastic but there is a major issue as well. Google maps turn by turn navigation sound volume is not audible. When I have the FM radio ON, Google Maps turns down the radio volume when there is an announcement on the navigation but that voice is not audible. Also there doesn't seem to be any way to increase the volume too.

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    So many problems. I switched from Apple Car Play to Android Auto and I have to say the experience has been poor. Waze has stops working when Android Auto is activated, there is a lot of lag, and the edges on everything are jagged. It seems like there is an issue with the scaling. It is very jerky and not smooth feeling as well. Reminds me of using Android 1.0. GPS functionality is very spotty and the active listening for OK Google is not working as well. Overall this app is very unpolished. It needs a major revamp.

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    Glen Vandervoort

    2020-03-17T01:36:03.990Z

    Needs better access to other apps. Especially reading apps RB Digital, for example. Also the experience seems to be different in different cars, so that can be frustrating. Overall, it is pretty good to add navigation to a car that doesn't have it, just sometimes difficult to export an existing search on the phone to Android Auto. Bluetooth already gives great streaming, phone, text functionality. Android Auto restricts this in a sense.

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    It's decent, nothing to write home about. I find the interface , boring. It doesn't have many options for personalizing. I'm sorry,I love most of Google products, and apps. This just isn't one of them I would say is that good. Considering you can download an app, of the Google play store, that does the same job, but with allot more effort, with concern regarding the consumer, and the ability to customize, to the individuals own liking. Rather then to the masses, the way I feel Android Auto is.

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    App is decent when it works. It's been a week now and it just won't connect to my pixel 2xl. Phone software and apps all up to date. Tried removing and reconnecting phone to car but android auto will not connect anymore. Typically this happens at least once every few months unfortunately, but this time, I just can't get it to connect. Frustrated beyond measure as I spend majority of my time driving for work. Someone help???

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    This app was wonderful until the recent update. Now it sucks. I can't use voice command for anything, maps, Pandora, text messaging. When I get a call the screen doesn't show my call, I have to disconnect and take the call through the car. I have to plug in several times for the app to even work. Please fix these issues!

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    With the update to the app, the app stops accepting touch input after about 2 min, I get to plug in, touch a couple of things, and then it stops responding. So if I need directions to two places, or I need to cancel something, I can't. All of these features worked pre-udpate. Tried reinstalling, no dice. If I unplug, then plug back in, I get another two minutes (less really but i'm feeling generous) Really love the ability to have hands free nav and audio, but when the app freezes up it takes away that safety factor. Still works, but not as well as it should.

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    Since the last update it has not worked well at all. The map function is behind , if it works at all. The voice activation is GONE. When trying to send messages it consistently says "internet connection unstable" EXTREMELY frustrated with this app right now. Loved it before the last upgrade but not now...PLEASE FIX IT QUICKLY...this has been going on for many weeks now...not impressed

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    love the auto start feature. (Update) so after using this on an everyday basis... The app is phenomenal. Only updates I would suggest is allowing Google assistant to mark traffic delays such as accidents and speed traps like you can in maps. (Update 2) definitely needs to allow for wireless projection. Although the feature is there, it does not actually project screen to screen, just audio.

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    UPDATE 3/11/2020 Hi, thanks for responding. I checked out both articles and neither were very helpful. I've done everything that it said and I still cannot access android auto on my radio that I know for a fact it is compatible with. Everything is up to date so I just do not understand why it will not work now and it is a MAJOR inconvenience. Any other suggestions?

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    Jesse Charles Deslauriers

    2020-03-24T10:34:07.873Z

    If there's one thing you can do for this app please like "everyone's asking" give us higher volume. Our music is too quiet/very low, it needs more. HU are not all the same and some require more output from your phone. Please give us higher volume Music is everything on my phone and to get your attention I'm putting a 1 star I hope you can see this and fix it to the next update. This would help so many people

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    I loved this app at 1st. I'm in my car often & the hands free convenience of it made me think I would never want to be without it. It made calling & texting very safe & easy. Then it just stopped working. "Ok Google" no longer woke it up. Pushing the mic button still wakes it & it accepts commands but fails to complete the task. When trying to send a text, everything works until I tell it to send. Then I get, "This internet connection is not reliable at the moment" & it closes. USELESS.

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    So far so good. Interacts with my Kia real well... I am changing back to 5 stars. Working great now! Google got problem fixed and all is working now! Thanks Google great Job!... Feature of reading text messages has stopped working. That is a very valuable part of this app. I have to use this app in order to have maps on my car. It a shame Google you don't get the messages part fixed. Shame in you. I'll change it back when you do. Lots of complaints. Been a long time Google user and reviewer.

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    stephen wassman

    2020-03-11T18:45:54.220Z

    I have read every one of these reviews to date, and I am happy to report that I have experience zero of the issues being talked about. It works perfectly both pre update and post. The first thing I do when I get into my car is put my phone in, so I use it VERY often. HUGE selling point will be if the car features Android auto or not. I have a Galaxy S20 (previously S9/S10) on at&t and a pioneer 1500 head unit. 2017 Accord sport. Please change that green color in the maps app, ugly... 😉😁

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    Recent update has broken the voice command feature. Saying "ok Google" still works, but the steering wheel voice commands are no longer functional. The system looks like it is listening but does not hear anything I say. I can no longer voice search maps while driving or dictate texts or make calls. Not very pleased with recent updates. Update: 3/10/20 - Steering wheel voice controls worked for 24 hours after an update and then broke again. Same symptoms.

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    When it works it is great. But when it cuts out while I am using maps, and disconnects maps could at least pull back up on my phone. Instead I am left not knowing where my next turn is. So I ahave to pick up my phone, while driving 65 MPH on the freeway, and find my maps app, then type in my destination again, hoping I havnt already missed my turn.

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    Kathleen Rothstein

    2020-03-14T21:37:59.569Z

    In the beginning, it would take a couple of minutes to load, each time it gets faster. After I posted this review, the app stopped connecting to my honda crv. I changed cords uninstalled and reinstalled the app on my Samsung Galaxy 7. I'm changing my rating to one star. Please fix this. I really liked the app and used on my hour commute to and from work

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    Kelwin Saavedra

    2020-03-11T00:07:03.700Z

    I wish I could give it a -5, probably the only thing is good for ( until it disconnects with a bump) is that you can use Waze in the head unit, other than that, horrible, on top of all there is no alternative to this app. Such a stupid app, and is more dangerous than just using your phone, because if you need anything, of course the g assistance will not understand, you have to disconnect the phone, for a email, text or any activity that should be covered by the app. I wonder if apple works.

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    This used to be great. Now it's utterly useless. Everytime you try to play music (Google play/Spotify) and use maps the system disconnects. Most recent within 30secs. If you just use maps then it's ok. My phone hasn't changed, car hasn't changed, I've tried the same cable, and at least 5 other cables (good quality/branded and unbranded cables). Still happens. I see lots of people also having this problem.. the app is currently unusable.

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    Victoria Schult

    2020-03-12T00:24:07.164Z

    It's much easier to maneuver the navigation, phone, and music through this app. Keeps your eyes on the road more often than trying to Swype through songs. The only issue that I've come across is that half of the time when I try to play a message through the app, it's just silence. I have to try to play it 3 times to get it to work. Other than that it's an awesome app!

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    Android auto was working fine in my car. It stopped working suddently. I have changed cables, reset phone, reset infotainment system in the car, nothing works. There is a bug in this version and it is unfortunate that google isn't acknolowedgeing this issue. This issue is not limited to a certain brand of phone. If you search you can find android auto issues in almost every brand of phones.

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    This app is good for the most part. Sometimes there are connection issues and i have to unplug it and then plug back it in to get it to work. For some reason my music apps cause the whole app to crash so i am unable to use apps like spotify and google music but that might be an issue with my phone too. The map and navigation is my favorite part of the app.

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    William Mattingly

    2020-03-14T20:15:09.676Z

    Use to work, but now it won't even open. I got a new Samsung note 10 plus and the app says it is installed, but it won't open. I've updated several times and restarted my phone but it still won't open. Google needs to tell all of us what's going on and fix it. We all invested a lot of money but can't even use on our devices. Disappointed!!!!

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    Worked well on my S9+ Switched to the 10, and no go. It's listed in my apps manager. But, I can't find it, when I search for it. Google Play says it's installed. But, I can't uninstall it. No Open options either. Dunno if that's a phone issue, app issue, or what. But, can't give an app 5 stars, of it's not compatible with a brand new phone.

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    An excellent driving aide! My one critique is that the app forces you to stop scrolling through items and to "focus on the road" from time to time. This should be able to be turned off. I understand that you're trying to encourage the driver to focus, but when a passenger is using the display, they should be able to select options!

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    Since the new update, sometimes when I use the voice command it either doesn't receive command or it will, but won't play media after. Sometimes when I get off a call, my music will continue playing, however no sound. I loved this app, but now it won't work half the time and I don't know how to get my music to play sound.

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    I am totally at an empasse. CarPlay was seamless. I could easily play music apps. I had many German and Austrian Internet radio stations that played and were displayed on my 2018 Honda CRV screen. I have no idea what to do with Android Auto. Sometimes they play, but IHeart Radio is displayed, and plays over. The foreign stations' info never show up. Now none of them play. I can't even find the Android Auto app displayed on my Galaxy s20 Ultra, although it is loaded. I am quite disappointed.

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    Robert Saavedra

    2020-03-17T15:15:44.311Z

    The functionality of Android Auto is pretty awesome. I love that your apps and your navigation are on screen on your vehicle. It's especially useful for the navigation feature. I also like that it's completely hands-free. It's nice to just be able to say hey Google call so and so and it makes the phone call. I also like that you can respond to text messages with it. Overall it's a very useful app.