Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging APK

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Last updated: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:57:45 UTC
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Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging apk

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Download Version 6.1.610544-release (61610544)
Apk Size33.07 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up

Download Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging 6.1.610544-release APK

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Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging is google,android,projection,gearhead,auto,vehicles, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.21 by 225 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 6.1.610544-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 1638393+ times on store. You can also download 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

To use Android Auto, you’ll need a phone running Android 6.0 or higher 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
For support:
Get help from our community:!forum/android-auto

App ChangeLog

  • • Improved Do Not Disturb functionality.
  • • Dark mode on car UI is now independent from the phone.
  • •Bug fixes and other Improvements.
  • • We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in our community

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

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.

retrieve system internal state
Allows the app to retrieve internal state of the system. Malicious apps may retrieve a wide variety of private and secure information that they should never normally need.

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.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

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

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Christopher Schoenfelder-avatar

    Christopher Schoenfelder


    The app has a very user-friendly interface. But I've been having some issues for a while now. When I try using the map (by pressing the arrow button), my current location seems to freeze and doesn't update while driving. I even get a 'searching for GPS' message. I'm only able to reset it by turning off/on 'location' on my Note8. Just a minor bug, I guess! Also, as a suggestion, is it possible to make the (blue) back screen customizable with other colors or images from one's gallery? Thanks!

  2. Yasser Zaky-avatar

    Yasser Zaky


    apk It is working fine for me, however few things need to be treated. 1. It doesn't work with dual apps which is bad for me and for many people I assume. 2. The music player is very poor in terms of usability, listing to my music over bluetooth is way much better. 3. Inability to play videos even when the car is at a stop is very annoying, you need to consider enabling video playback while the car is stopping.

  3. Joel Gerhart-avatar

    Joel Gerhart


    by google llc Hey Google this is a disaster. Downgraded to 1star would give it 0 if I could. It never works and is probably the worst app in the world at the moment. Voice assistance no good, messaging doesn't work, on and on. I tried all of the fixes and nothing works. It's so screwed up at the moment it's probably safer to just text and drive. Yeah its that bad because when we try to do the simplest thing (say, listen to/send a message) it doesn't work and now we are distracted trying to figure out why...

  4. LBO-avatar



    4.5.5928 Update: It's so random in reliability. Connects about 2 out of 3 times to the stereo now. Pretty annoying.**Works very well, except for some reason when I start it up my phone screen can't be locked. A bit strange that I have to unlock my phone when I'm trying to go hands free. Aside from that, it works well and I really like the improvements made over the past year.

  5. Kurt Wagner-avatar

    Kurt Wagner


    4.8.5943 Android auto is awesome in theory but has some issues. The worst issue is that Navigation tends to get hung up and stop working if you allow your phone screen to turn off. Another big issue is that it won't show or allow you to report cops, accidents, or other issues along your route. The final issue is that it won't allow you to zoom in and check out details of alternate routes. These are all very annoying, but overall it is great to use, especially when using nav with music or ebooks.

  6. Pastor Krause-avatar

    Pastor Krause


    5.4.5022 No longer allows Google Assistant to make phone calls while using Android Auto. Very frustrating since I drive a lot for my work. I depend on this feature. Assistant responds saying it will make the call, but freezes until I unlock the phone screen. So the most important feature of this app no longer functions. Google, please get on this! A quick search reveals that this is a common complaint that has been going on for months.

  7. Jared Mattfolk-avatar

    Jared Mattfolk


    5.0.5002 Overall the app is solid and I enjoy it. I updated my review before researching an issue I've had for a few months, I was able to find articles online (not in Google's support community) that guided me to a fix, it was frustrating but I'm glad I've got it working properly again. Back to 5 stars for great functionality, just wish I didn't have to go through that to remedy the issue.

  8. Surya Yalamanchili-avatar

    Surya Yalamanchili


    5.1.5006 Works flawlessly! Been using it for years and it's evolved quite a bit...always for the better. But I've never had an issue connecting to it or using it...for nav or music. I think most people's issues probably have to do with the quality of the cable they are using. I've always used either Motorola or Google phones (do stock or minimal mod OS).

  9. Tiffani Price-avatar

    Tiffani Price


    app Generally very convenient. I appreciate the hands free experience which allows me to search, navigate, listen, and organize while maintaining my focus on driving safely. I love being able to use my preferred apps in my car, not some second rate system installed by the auto manufacturer. The main negative relates to compatibility with my phone, which is to be expected to some degree. However, it's not perfect and can be frustrating to work around.

  10. Stephanie Thomas-avatar

    Stephanie Thomas


    5.6.6034 I have been using AA since Jan 2020 and it's been great until recently. When I use the USB to connect my phone to the car, I can't touch my phone or AA will shut off and then try to reconnect over and over. It's not the charging port in my phone because I never have any issue outside of the car. Over the last two months, I have been having issues playing music over AA. If AA is running, only the radio will play. Spotify or Audible will be playing on my phone but won't go through AA to the car.

  11. Randall Melvin-avatar

    Randall Melvin


    I find this app incredibly frustrating. It works, then it doesn't, then it does again. Sometimes it recognizes the "Hey Google" command and other times it tells me there's no phone connected (but it is). Now it's telling me it won't work until I acknowledge the notification on my phone...there isn't one. Why do things change? I'd get rid of it except it's on my car.

  12. Bob & Pam Geiger-avatar

    Bob & Pam Geiger


    Very easy to get it going. The Google Maps feature was great! However, we couldn't find the new COVID-19 overlay - we assume that's still coming? Also, sometimes it's hard to figure out how to turn off something that's running, like the "News" (if you want to get out of it before it's done). Same with music - you can pause it, but haven't figured out how to easily just stop/exit it. Otherwise, a very nice experience!

  13. Lauren Brito-avatar

    Lauren Brito


    This app started with promise, but the last few days it's been pretty bad. My phone doesn't even connect to my car, and I'm lucky if the Bluetooth connects most days. My waze keeps freezing or not working, can't connect to maps, when I just want it to navigate me. I used several different usb connections thinking that might the issue and it's not. I've basically stopped using the app, which sucks cause now I can barely even listen to music from my phone.

  14. Jamie Nesterenko-avatar

    Jamie Nesterenko


    Sub optimal performance. When working it's 10/10. Works 30% of the time. Worked well for about a year but for the last 4 months or so it's nothing but "android auto has been disconnected" or nothing but a black screen, no screen, not responsive, the voice functions are comical - voice to speech is a nightmare most of the time, but that 30% that it works flawlessly it's amazing!

  15. Brian Reid-avatar

    Brian Reid


    Usually works great but occasionally has a few bugs. It is hard to tell if it is the app or my car. I had my firmware updated on my car and I am running the latest version but still get an occasional freeze up or disconnect. That being said it works really well most of the time. The map and app integration for stuff like Spotify work great. If your car supports Android Auto it is definitely worth your time to install it and set it up.

  16. Samy Benkiar-avatar

    Samy Benkiar


    Android auto works really well on my car. I can use Maps, Apple Music and almost everything without any problem. But there's one huge issue that I can't fix. I can't answer a call ! When the phone rings and I click on "answer", I cannot hear the person. It's like I never answered the call. However I can make calls, no problem. Please Google fix this issue ! Being able to answer calls is necessary while driving..

  17. Dave Hemmings-avatar

    Dave Hemmings


    I can't tell if it's the app my phone or my car but I had an iPhone up until a month ago and had not a single issue with Apple Car Play in the car. Now I moved to Android because I knew I could communicate via Facebook messenger but...when I'm tapping the screen to hear my messages and get either nothing or "do you want to hear it?" all the time (and a Yes answer leads to a "I'm not sure how to respond to Yes!" response it gets a little frustrating.

  18. Drake Duerdoth-avatar

    Drake Duerdoth


    This app is really hit or miss. My stereo allows for Wireless Android Auto, but it takes forever to connect. At least 30+ seconds, which is a lot of time if you're just making a quick run to the store or something. If you're listening to music and press the mic button for Google Assistant, the audio changes to taking input for voice but music keeps playing and its extremely painful to hear. Pretty unhappy with the Wireless aspect of this.

  19. Mary Wallace-avatar

    Mary Wallace


    When it works, it's great. Sometimes, for exactly zero reasons, it will just not work. Plug in the phone and nothing. Switch cords, nothing. Manually go to app on phone, still not connecting to my Jeep. It works one day and not the next but again, there's no discernible reason for this. No recent updates or changes to my phone or vehicle.

  20. Thomas-avatar



    Everything usually works pretty well EXCEPT that the navigation voice through Google Maps or Waze is low quality and it drives me crazy. It sounds like a telephone recording from 1990, and it sounds even worse if I change the navigation language from English. I've read about this on a ton of message boards, including on Google's site, but no one has a solution. By contrast, navigation through my husband's iPhone sounds fantastic. Google, will this be addressed someday by an update?

  21. Dan Denver-avatar

    Dan Denver


    I keep my Moto G4 phone plugged in to the vehicle and it drains the battery instead of charging. I came here to find out if I could install it on an old phone. Answer: no. It has to use the latest version of Android. I have podcasts to listen to on long drives that sometimes get interrupted by navigation directions. You are not allowed to back up and replay the part that was missed. Sometimes it just bombs out for no apparent reason. Very frustrating to have to restart an hour-long podcast 4 times! I have been able to do a rewind on every previous vehicle with CD players. This vehicle has no CD player - not my choice. I may now have to run podcasts through an mp3 splitter program so that I can have them in smaller chunks in case of glitches. Started using my other phone for inferior Apple navigation. There are many other options for music and podcasts, available, such as tablets, and cheaper mp3 players. NONE of them work with Android Auto. Also, takes extraordinary measures to turn the app off when parked. Generally, I have to go into bluetooth settings and turn it off twice! Has potential, but I really need my phone to not be crippled while driving in remote areas.

  22. Andrew Besaw-avatar

    Andrew Besaw


    The Android Auto user experience is very clean, sleek, and easy to use. I prefer Android Auto over my car's infotainment system. The biggest dislike for me is not being able to use it wirelessly. I am always forgetting my phone in my car. There is a built in qi charger in my car , so it doesn't make sense for me to leave it plugged in all the time. Overall, I rate Android Auto pretty high because it is a great user experience. I would give a perfect score if a wireless connection were possible.

  23. Shawn Armwood-avatar

    Shawn Armwood


    Using this app is a love hate relationship. When it works I can't imagine driving without it. Unfortunately it varies depending on what car you're driving. Sometimes it works extremely well and sometimes it will crash constantly. Now I know this isn't all Google's fault, but I've noticed that Apple car play works pretty consistent regardless of the vehicle. I know that also depends on the USB-C cord that you use. I decided to purchase a better cord. It helped but still crashed sometimes.

  24. Subzerojray Gaming-avatar

    Subzerojray Gaming


    When it works it's great. I use Apple music and when you leave the car it sometimes doesn't remember what music you was listening to so you have to unplug it and reset it or start all over. The other thing is that sometimes the music will at through your phone instead of the car. That's why I gave it 3 stars. It's okay but not on the level of Apple Carplay yet.

  25. Patti Johnson-avatar

    Patti Johnson


    So awesome when it works, could be days or months - but then out of the blue it stops working again, for no known reason. Nothing has changed on my end since a few days ago when it was finally working perfectly. Today it does nothing & my phone says it can't connect. It's not a cable issue, it's the app. I long for the day this works all the time.

  26. Hal Westhead-avatar

    Hal Westhead


    My experience splits very sharply between the very useful aspects and the utterly annoying. On the plus side, the information and directions are up to date, clear and (generally) well pronounced. Essentially the app does what it is supposed to do (shame one needs to list that as a plus rather than obvious). On the down side: - Has a set of communications problems with inscrutable error messages. Not sure if this is the car's software or android. - Favours scary narrow country roads.

  27. chris shaw-avatar

    chris shaw


    Used Android Auto this morning to use Google maps on my phone for a 94 mile journey. Got me there nicely. But about an hour later it wouldn't work to get me home. Tried everything but no, all it did was charge my phone. I ended up having to disconnect my phone from AA and lay it on the passenger's seat and take the odd quick glance and still keep an eye on the road which could have been dangerous, especially having to go through central London!!! The problem happens more often than not!!!!!!

  28. J Rush-avatar

    J Rush


    Latest update has totally broken the app. Can't respond to message ("sorry i don't understand"), when asking to navigate it asks "i think you want to navigate, is that right?", you have to then confirm and repeat the destination. GPS accuracy is now way off. It spends more time on the wrong street than the right one. Music controls are unresponsive. Basic features no longer work. Total mess.

  29. Nick B-avatar

    Nick B


    Functions properly to control the head unit. HOWEVER, when I disconnect my phone/turn off the car, the phone app stays active, full screen, with do not disturb on, and continuing to play whatever audio I had going. I have to manually close the app, every, single, time. Very irritating. I did find a workaround though. This only started happening after I accepted the app conditions. Before that, it was automatically disconnecting. I'm going to remove updates, reinstall, and not accept the terms

  30. Gary Hollowell-avatar

    Gary Hollowell


    It's a handy app but there are some problems. It needs to be able to stream video to the dashboard. It should connect with Bluetooth. There is some weird voodoo about getting it to see your contacts so you can't voice dial in your car when connected with the cable. If it weren't for Google maps, I would just stick with the Bluetooth connection and blow off android auto completely.

  31. Amy Kins-avatar

    Amy Kins


    Would be great if the app didn't disconnect randomly. I have a brand new 2020 Rav4. I connect my phone via cable (I have tried various cables just in case) and it randomly disconnects and says no audio connected. I have to unplug and re plug it back in to make it work again. I have had the car electronics checked out and there is nothing wrong with them. Please fix it

  32. Carlton Wright-avatar

    Carlton Wright


    Pretty good but switch to pen drive for video? Why? What is the point in not allowing video apps? The head unit doesn't allow for them while the car is moving anyway. DVD players have been in cars for many years. The head unit is capable of playing video via a USB drive so what's the difference? I have to get a phone with an unlocked bootloader, in order to root and install a third party app, just to be able to do this? Why push users in that direction?

  33. Kevin Morse-avatar

    Kevin Morse


    Good when it works but my phone and car often have difficulties connecting when I first get into the car. I'm not sure what magic is needed but plugging in the phone isn't enough. Sometimes unplugging and then plugging it in again is enough. Sometimes I need to unlock the phone with my fingerprint while it's connected. Would be much nicer if I could just plug my phone in and know it was going to work. I have a Pixel 4A and drive a 2016 VW GTI

  34. Steve Pena-avatar

    Steve Pena


    9/10/20 - not much has changed overall. 10/24/19 - 50% of the time it does not work - not sure whether this app or the apps I'm using. Have to restart the phone to get it to work with either my Sony receiver or my new Kenwood receiver. Not enough space to detail all the problems. Just wish it, along with Google Assistant were as reliable and worked as well as my Windows phone interface was 3 years ago. UPDATE: Pls keep the overview page. It has useful information in one place.

  35. Nate Doty-avatar

    Nate Doty


    Edited. AA is completely useless. I have tried on both of my cars. 2019 ram and 2020 jeep, each with uconnect. AA worked great until about last January then slowly lost functions such as wouldn't respond to "ok google.". Now it will not stay connected to my systems for more than 2 seconds before crashing. This has nothing to do with the phone charging. It can be fully charged or half but it will not stay connected. Extremely frustrating that Google has had no fix for months.

  36. Jason Konley-avatar

    Jason Konley


    Unbelievably great experience. Have a Ford Edge and Android Auto works perfectly. Great to have Nav (via Maps), Spotify, Podcast Addict, and other apps right on the car screen. It's like using the same app on a tablet. Update 9/14/20 well, the shine wore off fairly quickly on AA. The applications work really well, but the call handling is not great. I'm on the phone a lot and when I get a call when I'm already on a call, AA does not handle that well. No easy way to flip between calls.

  37. Jon Brace-avatar

    Jon Brace


    Google voice doesn't work properly. Can't understand me (I have no issues with other voice apps), 90% I get silence and those colored dots when it's supposed to be reading me a notification, and then asks if I want to reply, and then doesn't understand the reply. About 50% of the time I plug the phone in, it says it can't open. Once or twice a week, Android Auto quits unexpectedly. Maps at least works (when Auto works). Galaxy Note 10+. Same issues on Galaxy S9 and Note 8.

  38. Bradley Wilkinson-avatar

    Bradley Wilkinson


    Great when it works, a huge pain when it doesn't. Tons of bugs and issues. Wish it worked as reliably as Apple CarPlay. If you listen to a message, you lose playback controls on your car unless you use the touch screen. After 5-6 song requests or searches to Spotify, it stops working for ANY voice commands. What's the point of Android Auto if you have to fight with it and distract yourself while driving? That's the whole point of AA existing, reduce distractions and offer a good interface.

  39. Ferris Dean-avatar

    Ferris Dean


    I have used Android auto since early 2018 when I purchased my vehicle. It has worked flawlessly through the new version, transfers to a new phone last year, but about 2 weeks ago my car stopped recognizing my phone. The dealership has confirmed nothing wrong with the jack, other devices are able to connect. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app, removed my phone and tried to connect to a new device again- nothing. Any suggestions?

  40. Jordan DeWitt-avatar

    Jordan DeWitt


    This is my first vehicle that I have owned with Android Auto. So far I'm happy with the experience of having my maps and phone on my car's screen. The only complaint that I have with it is when I go to respond to a text message, my Spotify will pause for a shot period, then start playing again when I am attempting to say my text. It's slightly irritating because I am not able to pay attention to what I am saying while having my music playing. None the less, it's a good app and I'm happy with it.

  41. mark duncan-avatar

    mark duncan


    Would give a higher star rating if app was working correctly. I was having no problem at all tell the past week or so I can answer incoming calls but no one can hear me nor can I hear them. I cant use my steering wheel controls to answer or hang up has to be done by my phone. On the other hand if I call back I can hear them an them me perfectly fine.

  42. Jesse Ryan Alicea-avatar

    Jesse Ryan Alicea


    I just picked up a new car and this is my first experience with Android Auto. I just wish there was a way to connect to full features like Google maps on the car screen without having to connect the phone via cable. Also, sometimes Spotify stops for a second and then keeps playing, which didn't happen with my previous vehicles when using Bluetooth. Overall, it's nice to not have to look at your phone when using navigation.

  43. TT-avatar



    I am having a hard time with this App. It's frustrating. I try to get it to call a specific person & it will dial another person. I've had to change all my contacts to get it to call the correct contact. Google maps is a joke. I have to disconnect it from the car & restart it on my phone to get it set up to go to the correct place. This App will cause an accident!!

  44. Andy Foster-avatar

    Andy Foster


    Excellent tool. My gripes * would like it to use more of the available real estate on the screen in my 2019 volvo xc60. Only uses half. Maybe this is out of the apps control. * real estate used by the app is 50% given to a window showing the destination and info so the map itself is quite small. Too small in my opinion. * audio messages stop where there is no signal which can be disconcerting as you can end up relying on them to some degree. * map view is fixed as a 3d view.

  45. Renee Mosley-avatar

    Renee Mosley


    I like it in the car's dash. I think on my phone is more of the issue. I wish 10 notifications wouldn't show up on my phone when it connects. Plus I don't always need the maps automatically on. My phone seems to run hot if I have it on while my phone is charging so I tend to leave it off and just play my music through bluetooth. It's new to me though so I haven't gotten around to trying messages yet.

  46. Jennifer Key-avatar

    Jennifer Key


    I have had nothing but trouble with this. When I had my Pioneer system installed, I loved Android Auto, but the updates over time have rendered it completely useless. I can't connect to my car radio with a cord (and I do have the recommended cord), it prevents me from seeing my contacts on screen, and it crashes constantly. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've done firmware and bluetooth updates on my radio in my vehicle, and checked all the settings. I am uninstalling this permanently.

  47. Robert Seabron-avatar

    Robert Seabron


    The connection is clunky (GPS has to sometimes be turned off and back on to register, startup takes a while, etc.). Playback skips every few seconds when playing music, podcasts, etc. (phone calls seem to have no issue for me or for the other person). Response time when using the in-car screen is sometimes delayed (press icon for map, select destination, press play/pause in Spotify, typing on the on-screen keyboard, etc.).

  48. Leonard Morgan-avatar

    Leonard Morgan


    I recently purchased a new vehicle about 3 months ago. Android Auto was great.... for awhile. Now the app will read my messages, allow me to respond, says the message was sent, but the messages were never sent. I thought the app was a very safe solution to texting while driving, but the apps issues cause more problems than it solves. I've uninstalled and reinstalled and it does not help.

  49. Stephanie Kolarovsky-avatar

    Stephanie Kolarovsky


    The only thing I use this for anymore is navigation and occasionally to make a call. And that's after several attempts to get my phone to connect to the car. YouTube Music is horrible with this app, half the time it plays the wrong song or doesn't understand what I'm asking. Then, when it does play something it will just stop for no reason. Honestly the app just keeps getting worse.

  50. Marge Ty Johnson-avatar

    Marge Ty Johnson


    I've used the android auto app for the past year. I was great until I upgraded my phone from a Samsung 9 plus to the Samsung S20 + I tried everything, spoke to numerous Samsung tech support and Sprint tech support, and still no resolution. I did a Google search and apparently this is an ongoing problem. I'm beyond frustrated that no one has been able to find a true fix. PLEASE HELP!!

  51. Dominic Murphy-avatar

    Dominic Murphy


    It's just a hassle plugging and unplugging your phone for use with SYNC, and really doesn't do anything except enable you to answer your phone while driving, and play music through your phones link to Google play. Plus it turns your phones ringer off when you mute it in your vehicle. Been wondering why my phone hasn't worked. I went to sound, and it displayed a message, that it was muted through Android Auto. Had to go plug it into the car to un-mute. Drains the phones battery. Just uninstalled.

  52. Julien Boileau-avatar

    Julien Boileau


    It would be perfect if we could see the song information with the maps open like Apple carplay does. The addition to see the title of the song playing in the control bar is a nice addition but adding an option to keep it there and not disapear after a few seconds would be good. Also, if the song title and artist stays at the bottom, a pause, back and skip button on the right side would be way better than just a skip.

  53. Jay Hunt-avatar

    Jay Hunt


    It's glitchy and the apps are not kept up to date like some off brand product. YouTube music is replacing Google play music, but it has almost none of the functions in the car. You can't start a station based on what you're listening to. You can't see what songs are coming next. Sometimes in maps you can't switch from north up view to directional view without unplugging and using the phone screen. Adding destinations is quite difficult at times. It's unsafe. All this with the Note 20 Ultra 5g.

  54. Josh Mooney-avatar

    Josh Mooney


    Works most of the time. Other times it's frustrating and confusing. 1 out of 5 times or so, I'll plug in and the screen in car will just be black. Assistant is laggy - unclear when to start talking to ask a question, slow to respond after query. Fine to be slow at times when connection is limited, but just update the user with consistent imagery.

  55. Chris Van Gundy-avatar

    Chris Van Gundy


    I have a 2020 Kia Forte and I was loving AA. The past week or so when I start Pandora (yeah, I know I'm old) I can't skip songs using the steering wheel control or the track button under the infotainment screen. The only way I can skip is to use the infotainment screen (not real safe while driving) or my phone screen (I'm in MN and we are hands free so that's a big nope). I'm wondering is this problem caused by an update for AA or an update for my phone?

  56. Chris Broquist-avatar

    Chris Broquist


    This app has never worked as promised. When using wired it is fine. However, I bought the unit I use for wireless connectivity. With my S8, never worked. Now, with my S20 it connects wirelessly but I cannot use any of the apps that require internet. It always says I I have no connection. Support is basically on vacation. This app is pure junk!

  57. Mark Green-avatar

    Mark Green


    I really do like AA however it does have issues. Have been trying to get on beta testing so I can help make a difference. It is not always as seamless as you would hope, WhatsApp & others will give you notifications etc, but you can't browse to that app if you want to check a previous message. Calling for Skype needs to be available, not just listening to new incoming messages. Google Play music was fantastic, but recent changes means we are now cut off from our own uploaded music. Let me help

  58. Adam El Tanbouli-avatar

    Adam El Tanbouli


    I would have given it 5 stars if it had native, built in capability to play video on car's screen (while car is parked). Otherwise superb app. Google could also make better job in making sure users understand that in order to work reliably app needs to connect to car with high speed data transfer cable. Other usb cables do not work at all or (what you see in so many reviews) work in "hit or miss" mode. It took me few cables and few days of frustration to figure that out...

  59. Mansa Gurjar-avatar

    Mansa Gurjar


    The latest updates to Android auto plus Android 11 broke it. Now when I use Google assistant to call someone, it tells me that it is calling but doesn't actually start the call. In fact when the phone is connected to the car by USB, it is impossible to call anyone. As soon as the USB connector is removed, the phone tries calling the number, multiple times if there were multiple attempts made to call while the phone was connected. This is extremely frustrating.

  60. Jayson Fridleifson-avatar

    Jayson Fridleifson


    I thought it was my new phone giving me issues with android auto, but after reading the other reviews I can see there is something clearly wrong with the app, it will take over my phone when I'm not even in my vehicle and I'll have to restart my phone to get it back to normal, most apps will not work properly on the phone when connected to my vehicle, even if they are not AA apps.

  61. Miranda Massey-avatar

    Miranda Massey


    Freezes at the worst times. **Update** What was the purpose of sending me the link to your "support" portal? All I saw was a ton of people with the same problem and no solution that I haven't already tried. Looking like my next phone will be an iPhone. Thank God my son has one or we'd still be lost in Virginia. How about you fix the problem instead of referring people to pointless websites?**2nd Update** Also keeps putting my phone in Do Not Disturb mode

  62. Laurance T-avatar

    Laurance T


    Samsung Galaxy 9+; I would give it a 5, but it overrides my dark mode setting. I've gone to the support page and read about this being an issue for a few years now. The response support gave to the OP was somewhere along the lines of Android Auto changes the settings to something that it feels is safest. Meanwhile, while driving at night, my GPS map in my dash lights up like my own personal high beam to my face, which is not the safest way to drive.

  63. Monica Jimenez-avatar

    Monica Jimenez


    This is the first vehicle in which I have Android Auto available and so far it's been a good experience. I've used the Google voice recognition to speak commands to my phone which in turn plays it on my car speakers, so that was pretty cool. I can use music apps from my phone and it'll show the app on the screen and allow me to control the music from the car screen.

  64. Janine Berriedale-avatar

    Janine Berriedale


    Does not even make it off the start line! I have moved from Apple to Android. I don't need much out of a phone so opted for the Samsung A71. Unfortunately, unlike my Apple this is no plug and go app. So far the phone will only connect via Bluetooth. If turn Bluetooth off to allow the USB connection nothing happens so Bluetooth reconnects. I've checked my 2016 Corsa and Android Auto is enabled so why does nothing work?! This facility is one of my must haves for a phone & it failed out the gate!

  65. Chason Granger-avatar

    Chason Granger


    I love this application in my 2016 Chevy Malibu using my S8 or S9. I do have 2 complaints though. 1. I have to use a cable plugged into my car, and it doesn't keep my phone charged because it's not a fast charger 2. The only way I can actually get Android Auto to load to the cars screen is after I plug a phone up and I hit switch on the screen I have to hit the phone button and call a number (I use the number 1) then hang up. Once I do that it loads to the car immediately. Please fix this!

  66. Oleg O-avatar

    Oleg O


    Awesome. So much better than built-in car nav. Of course there are little annoyances and glitches here and there, but it's still very usable and enjoyable. The most important thing is to find a high quality cable. Even my phone's OEM cable was causing it to glitch, but with another one (by Anker) it's very reliable.

  67. Steven Waterston-avatar

    Steven Waterston


    I installed a new car radio with Android Auto and have been using it for several days now. Overall, I'm happy with how seemingly it connects and allows me to access content on my phone. My only complaint is my phone (Galaxy S9) can get pretty warm when I'm using the app. The app also appears to slow down the rate of charge when in use.

  68. David Payn-avatar

    David Payn


    I just bought a new car equipped with Auto Play. It has to be the worst app ever conceived. Google Maps goes to black background--often crashes--Sirius XM disappeares--music stops--phone malfunctions--on and on. I have spent more time on the side of the road trying to make this thing work than I have driving. My phone is a Samsung S9 Android 10 so I don't think the problem is there. Malfunctions cause you to take your eyes off the road , albeit only to find out what's happened, and as such is a serious safety concern. Oh, for my old car with SatNav.

  69. Steven Pace-avatar

    Steven Pace


    Completely broken since the last up for me. Any time my phone (A50) is plugged into the head unit over USB, AA locks the 'audio' permission for Bluetooth to the car head unit to off and I can't change it until I unplug the phone. Also for note, Phone, AA, car head unit and all my music app are up to date. I use to use AA every time I drove, but since the last update I haven't been able to get audio to work and not sure I'll use it again.

  70. G. Spencer Hill-avatar

    G. Spencer Hill


    Everything seems to work fine with exception of the in call volume during a phone call. Sometimes I can hear the person I'm taking with perfectly and sometimes I can barely hear them. I have turned the volume up all the way on my phone as well as the volume in the car but it did not help. I asked my salesman about it and he stated that it was an issue with Android and that he even had the same problem with his Acura and his Android phone.

  71. Christopher Glenn-avatar

    Christopher Glenn


    Definitely an improvement in sound quality vs. bluetooth, which is the main reason I use it, but also a better maps expertise vs. the phone in a mount on the dash. Interface can be a little cluttered while also missing some things (why no repeat button for Play Music?). Also occasionally glitches out and won't handshake properly, but that may be more my head unit. Over all good but room for improvement.

  72. Justin Hickl-avatar

    Justin Hickl


    I am currently using an S20 Ultra and Android Auto used to work in my 2017 Cruze without issues. Now, even when I installing and reinstalling as well as clearing cache and deleting data, the phone sees it is in connected by Android Auto, but it does not push sound or video. My radio stays lit, but the screen is blank and the sound doesn't come through. If I go back to the radio's home page, Android Auto icon is on the screen, replacing the "Projection" icon.

  73. Piotr R-avatar

    Piotr R


    This is ridiculous - Android Auto was pre-installed on my phone but one day it has disappeared; yet according to the Google Play it's still there! What is really interesting I can not use it or remove it from my phone, re-installation is also not the option because "it's not available in my country"... So beware users - if you move to another country you may loose your pre-installed apps. Pathetic.

  74. Randy Hampton-avatar

    Randy Hampton


    I have a Pixel 4 XL on Android 11. I wish that Android Auto would incorporate the new Google assistant. I can tell a big difference in the assistance mannerisms. Also I don't know if this is just particular to my phone but when I am connected to Android Auto I cannot tap my phone screen to wake it up. It's not that big of a deal because I can press the power button but tapping the screen would be much more convenient and help me focus on the road instead of trying to find the power button.

  75. Scott Geelmuyden-avatar

    Scott Geelmuyden


    I like using this app but there are some bugs that need to be worked on. Specifically when you ask Google to read your text messages, music plays in the background and you can't here the text message being read out to you. This needs to be fixed for sure. Otherwise it's a great app to have if you don't have a car that is compatible with Android Auto. I hope Google doesn't give up on this app and they make improvements to the app.

  76. Esther Ames-avatar

    Esther Ames


    Really liked android auto but have a lot of trouble with it lately. It doesn't read my messages anymore, doesn't even show me that I have any, randomly the app opens on my phone when I'm doing something else, like texting or reading, when it's not even connected to the car. When I try to listen to sirius xm the screen goes to "android music" (which I have never used) and it sometimes doesn't send messages even though it said "message send" - all in all it's pretty annoying.

  77. Ruth Ilios-avatar

    Ruth Ilios


    Was great when I first started using it but now, the songs from Spotify lag when I change them and replying to texts using voice command is non- functional. No fix either that I've been able to find. UPDATE 09/30/2020 the above issue was resolved in time but now it will not connect to the application at ALL! Was working yesterday but this morning when connecting to the vehicle via USB (high quality and worked for months). Bluetooth working but AA now not launching period. Help!

  78. Dellie Nadosky-avatar

    Dellie Nadosky


    Lately been struggling with it just disconnecting from my car. New car. Worked fine the first 3 months and the last couple weeks I will have Waze on and Pandora playing and suddenly it disconnects. Very frustrating last week as I was out of state in traffic in an unfamiliar area. It's supposed to help and help me keep my eyes on the road. It's great when it worked but now I cant trust it. I have only had Android but Im upgrading soon and hate to switch to Apple but I may not have a choice.

  79. D Jelonek-avatar

    D Jelonek


    Updated review as previous issue was resolved with one of many phone updates. Nice app but I'd recommend a few things to the developers. 1)allow the phone to go dark theme, independently of the map on the radio head unit. 2) add a way to edit and or delete previous locations. I've got the same few constantly pop up (maybe closest to me?), I'd like the list customizable... So as the choose which locations appear in the quick menu. Maybe add in an option for favorite locations instead in addition

  80. Carole Wheeler-avatar

    Carole Wheeler


    I just started using it and so far so good. I'm very happy it works in my car. Just one improvement request: The night time lighting on Google maps is too dark. 8 months later - Android auto fails to start up once every 30-ish attempts. It will beep several times but not start then I get a message saying Android auto isn't enabled in my car, Mazda CX-5. Usually happens on a day I've started it twice in one trip.

  81. L Paget-avatar

    L Paget


    Relativity easy app to use. Have it set to automatically start when on some BT devices. Push the arrow to play SMS, however it didn't always respond the same way to verbal requests to read or send SMS, or dial contacts. Handy music player if you have content copied to Google music. Update to above- This app is getting better, more stable. Convenient hands free operation. Works well with car head unit with Android Auto.

  82. Andreas Stafylarakis-avatar

    Andreas Stafylarakis


    I sometimes have to travel through unknown roads and on several occasions, the app wants me to take a route where the road is closed. You obviously have no choice but to keep going but no matter which direction you go, the app reroutes to make you come back to the closure. With no way of reporting the road closure, you're forced to drive aimlessly in the hope that the further you get away from the closure, the app will reroute differently. It happens surprisingly often and is very annoying.

  83. frederic bourgoin-avatar

    frederic bourgoin


    The connection to the car system drops very often, which makes navigation hazardous (waze or g.maps). Very annoying. Sometimes, it reconnects automatically, sometimes I need to validates messages on the car screen. Often it doesn't connect at all for a few kilometers. Almost always, the connection drops when the phone (automatically) switches network (I cross borders very often), but not only. Using the underlying apps (maps, waze...) directly on the phone is no problem.

  84. Tyler Smith-avatar

    Tyler Smith


    The app has become better. Or I've atleast finally figured out how to set the settings to work for my personal set up. But the ONE MAIN ISSUE still remains - usb connectivity. At this point, Android should have already come out with a USB cord that works properly and without fail. My latest attempt is an Anker that's supposed to be the best. And like the others , a month or 2 and now it fails like the rest. It has to be AA cuz charging phone, wiggle cable and no loss, but AA yes. Unacceptable

  85. Paul J-avatar

    Paul J


    As much as I enjoy the app, each mobile device has it's quirks in connecting, but none more IRRITATING than having to connect / disconnect a USB cable each time you leave / enter your vehicle. You know how fast a charging port can wear out that way?? If the Bluetooth is mandatory, you might as well make the most of it and make the app available as a completely wireless option. PLUS, there should be some type of data spooling for when you drop out of a service area for a second. Do better A A.

  86. Tiara-avatar



    The best part thus far is the map. I do not get notifications when I'm getting text messages. I've tried every way and read posts and no solutions. The widget is no longer on my phone; I have no idea where it is or how to retrieve that either. My "hey Google" does not work either. Idk whats going on; my phone is updated, I have the note 9, car 2020. I'm lost and seemingly no answers, merely to take what android auto is giving.

  87. Matt Hlivjak-avatar

    Matt Hlivjak


    Almost perfect. My biggest issue is with maps. It would be great to have an option to have the destination address always on the screen in a corner or something. I deliver and sometimes I take a turn and the address is right there and I don't have time to safely stop. Other than that there's little things here and there that take too much "presses" and takes eyes off the road too much. A more streamlined experience would be beyond helpful, like our phones.

  88. TMP75 MP-avatar

    TMP75 MP


    This app works great when it works. My issue is it keeps disconnecting and connecting or not connecting at all. Either it connects and works for about 2 mins then it disconnects again and the whole on and off starts all over. It's impossible to use when using the maps or any other app within it. Like I said when it works it's great but if it will not work I can't use it.

  89. Strider Putnam-avatar

    Strider Putnam


    Most of the time it works pretty good, sometimes for reasons I can't explain the volume will be about 1/4 of what it should when playing audio on Android Auto versus Bluetooth. The only way for me to fix it is to unplug the phone kill the app I'm using to play audio turn the radio volume all the way down and plug everything back in. That's not convenient at all if you're driving and doesn't really help in the hands-free department.

  90. Hannah Howells-avatar

    Hannah Howells


    Doesn't work. About a week ago, it was fine. All of a sudden I am plugging my phone into my car and the app doesn't even allow my phone to make the connection. I now cannot get music to play through my car or use the mapping. I now have to rely on a Bluetooth connection. What's better is I am unable to fully remove the app from my phone as Google doesn't allow me to uninstall it anymore. Perfect! Can't even reset it to see if that works. So now I'm stuck with a app that doesn't work.

  91. M. Ave-avatar

    M. Ave


    Very volitile app. Great when stable, but many changes over time cause some functions that were working to break. Current examples are that the strongest feature for voice recognition now has two Google assistants that can be heard responding to voice commands. This one is minor, but is a current issue I see. Additionally, call control is not responsive. Assistant hears the command to call, shows phone screen, but never actually executes call. Manually tapping contact doesn't work either.

  92. nightsmusic doe-avatar

    nightsmusic doe


    I leased a Terrain with a base radio that offers few apps. Android Auto is one they offer so I downloaded the app and have tried to use it since then. It never works right though. I use Amazon Music. Ever single time I plug the phone in, it's missing from the app list in Android Auto. So I'm unplugging the phone, re-enabling Amazon Music and plugging the phone in again and sometimes, it still doesn't show. I've asked twice about this in the help forum with no one bothering to comment. Also, Even though I have it set to Phone Dark Mode, it still changes the display mode back to Light Mode. Every time. I ask Google Assistant to play something on Amazon Music and the only thing it will play is George Michael on Google Music which I thought had been discontinued. I don't have satellite radio in this vehicle (not my choice!) because of the radio so I had hoped Android Auto would work. Well, it doesn't, but other than the Bluetooth in the vehicle which also has trouble picking things because it too relies on Google Assistant, it's been nothing but a PITA. If I didn't live somewhere rural where I don't get good FM reception, it wouldn't be so bad, but the radio reception is abysmal so I'm stuck with few options. Android Auto is not a good one!

  93. Tiffany Symes-avatar

    Tiffany Symes


    Using my Galaxy S20 with andriod auto has been seemless for the most part. I would give it a 4.5/5 stars if I could. Only reason being that sometimes it opens, whatever navigation app I have on my phone, right away. Sometimes it just opens the music app I use (which I perfer). I do wish more apps were compatible. It still feels like it's a step behind apple car play because of that. Anyways, great experience with my car and Andriod Auto.

  94. Camille Ferrell-avatar

    Camille Ferrell


    I have had people I'm on a call with tell me that they can hear recording in the background while using the app. Almost like a recording that would play while on hold with a company and it has interrupted the conversation to where I have to exit the app and call back. It doesn't happen every time, but it has happened while on a very important phone call. Other than that I'm happy with the app, however that does have to be fixed.

  95. Kevin Manktelow-avatar

    Kevin Manktelow


    Integrated pretty well with my vehicle and did not experience any buggy behavior. I wish the vehicle (Honda) would integrate better. For example, the navigation button still shows me the original vehicle built in navigation system; and the button to activate the vehicle "assistant" does not activate the Google Assistant. Those two added things would make the integration pretty nice.

  96. Marijke Liddle-avatar

    Marijke Liddle


    Disappointed! Upgraded my car music and communications a month ago but calls and voice recognition does not seem to work, and today my Spotify music started up in my AA during a meeting. How stupid. Not really impressed with the technology. Maps on phone tells me my speed against speed limit. - not on screen. The eta and screen details too small and hard to see when looking down. Very distracting. I feel this has been a massive waste of $1000.

  97. Jens Carlsson-avatar

    Jens Carlsson


    Excellent app. Would give it 5 stars but I had a really hard time getting it to work with my phone. Although to be fair, it may have been my phone's issue. Sorry around 3 hours researching it before I got it to work with my one plus 7 phone. But the app gave no indication of what the issue was which for a perfect rating it should have.

  98. Jon Heard-avatar

    Jon Heard


    I have been using Android Auto, both stand alone and now through my trucks Ford Sync system, for several years now. There have been several bumps I. The road along the way but overall is better than not having it. With the forced switch from Play Music to YT Music there are issues such as not remembering what it was playing last or staying on random when listening to a playlist. Now it will start up while sitting next to my bed. Or in my living room. Weird.

  99. Eric Wade-avatar

    Eric Wade


    I recently upgraded my phone to the Samsung Galaxy S20 from the Galaxy S8. I had a few issues with Pandora that were resolved with the S8. However, I can't even use A A on my car screen with the S20. I have read hundreds of reviews/blogs/complaints from other users who have been having the same issue but no resolutions. I have uninstalled, disconnected bluetooth, and switched USB 3.0 cords dozens of times. It is heartbreaking to know that Google is not trying to fix this issue. PLEASE FIX GOOGLE

  100. Karl Scarabin-avatar

    Karl Scarabin


    Still no method to access my favorites while navigating. Almost causing me to crash while frantically trying to find a work around is hardly an alternative. Also... Why does switchover from headphones to car and back ALWAYS lose my place in a book or not launch at all? The above have been present for a couple of years at this point (yes I continue to use this madness as there is no alternative). No, I will not click a link your robot sends me so I can waste more of my time. Do better!

  101. Lisa Taylor-avatar

    Lisa Taylor


    Takes over control waaaaay too much of my sync 3 system. Only use it for waze and navigation projection to my car screen. No way to turn off google phone calling services in app. I am also getting "the internet connection is strong enough to make a call now " error message. Why I unplug the USB cord and can make the call fine through my sync3 system. Update ...Lost the internet connection message. Gained the inability to hear a caller without unplugging the USB cable and returning the call.

  102. Kiron Curry-avatar

    Kiron Curry


    ** Update** I've lost audio with multiple apps and speech to text when plugged in. Deleting app until fixed. Love the app, however I do not love the integration in my 2020 Subaru. The app only takes up half the screen which actually makes the maps more difficult to read over using just my phone. I regularly disconnect to use maps on my phone instead. These are features Subaru needs to address. Looks like most issues people are having is with the integration, in my opinion anyway.

  103. Jon Bullock-avatar

    Jon Bullock


    It worked good with my S8, but I have been having problems with my new S20+. If you hit the cable slightly, it will say "can't connect," and the only way way to reset is leave to the car off for about five minutes. This could be car (2019 Mazda CX-5), but I think it is a combination of the car and new phone.

  104. Billy Nicholls-avatar

    Billy Nicholls


    The connection between the phone and the car is very unreliable. Drops out for no apparent reason. Compounded by another extremely annoying problem, when the connection is lost the cable has to be plugged out and back in again to reconnect. I have tried several high quality cables. If the car (VW Tiguan) is turned off and restarted it looses connection and again phone (Samsung S10) has to be disconnected & reconnected. Potential to be dangerous when driving.

  105. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Despite the app being open on my phone, my car won't let me open the system. Maybe it's my car, but sure. I still would rate it 4 stars though, mostly because sometimes this app doesn't despite being very far away from an automobile, so I end up having to force stop it through my phone's system settings. Edit: now it cuts the audio intermittently. I got a new phone and new cord and had the radio checked at the dealership but this all started after the last update.

  106. Douglas Gray-avatar

    Douglas Gray


    Was great up until last few updates. A lot of issues connecting to head unit in car (2016 Vauxhall Corsa). Used to connect perfectly but now when I connect phone to car I get the message asking if I want to connect to android auto. I click yes and then nothing happens. By chance trying to get phone to dictate message I said ok Google and it connected. This seems to work but a strange way to have to do it. When it works it's great app. Issues re-emerge now on Android 11 😠

  107. Francisca Hom-avatar

    Francisca Hom


    Used to be great, now after every update comes with connection issues. It says "can't connect to car screen. check cable or use another outlet". Only one outlet in car, new cable was bought. Same. Old cable occasionally connects for few sec, then suddenly lost -- so it ACTUALLY can connect! Just don't know what exactly is problem betw phone/app updates. Q&A only tells you to check for phone or cable. Super unhelpful. Uninstalled and reinstalled, now nowhere to open app. Just great.

  108. Tim McNulty-avatar

    Tim McNulty


    I think my issue is fixed. Thks! I am having the same problems others are having with this app staying connected. It has been locking up on me (please fix as it can be dangerous. The only way to get it back is to pull my cable out and back into my stereo. Other than that, this app seems to get me where I ask it too. If not exact at least I am close by my destination. Playing my music is pretty good as well. Maybe the update will solve my problem. Please fix your app asap!!!

  109. KENNETH CARTER-avatar



    I cured all of my problems with this app. First I got rid of the factory cable that came with my Samsung galaxy nine plus, it was always disconnecting from my phone when I plugged it in to the USB port on my car. I bought a new cable that supports data as well as charging and that cured all of my problems, now I do not have any connection problems.

  110. Paul Mineau-avatar

    Paul Mineau


    when it actually connects it is awesome. but it only connects when it wants to. I work in my car, in it 8 hours a day and use maps constantly. i can not rely on android auto at all. which stinks because I feel like this app is made for people like me. purchased new wires, am connected through wifi and Bluetooth, and still have about a 5% chance of it actually connecting. searched my phones settings, car settings, Google assistant, and straight googling f.a.q and still not working

  111. Allan Laevens-avatar

    Allan Laevens


    This app is slowly being refined. It is hit or miss on wires used, so try and find best quality cable to your phone. I am weary if updating my S20 Ultra to Android 11 when available, as initial reports are there are quirks and bugs. Wish it was wireless with my aftermarket deck but it is what it is. The fruit company actually did one thing right for a change and droid is behind on that. I wish I could rate this 3.5 as there is tons of room from improvement.

  112. Jeff Salyers-avatar

    Jeff Salyers


    I like using Android auto more than using the standard trucks infotainment system. I love the maps and guidance, traffic, and ability to send texts while I drive with voice control features. My only complaint is android will only randomly read my incoming texts. Phone will ding that I have a new text but nothing comes up on screen allowing me to have Android read it. Then when I say "read my text" she says "no new messages". Once I stop I see I did in fact have new texts. Otherwise it works well

  113. Chris Capoccia-avatar

    Chris Capoccia


    Works pretty good most of the time. Would be nice to have some volume control in settings somewhere so I don't have to wait until I'm getting blasted or can't hear something to try quickly changing the volume before the sound stops. Also would be nice if things weren't so fiddly with the cable. Sometimes it takes several tries before it connects

  114. Soroush Khodaii-avatar

    Soroush Khodaii


    It often stops working. Sometimes the audio doesn't come through, the hey Google dialog doesn't pop up even if it is listening, it plain stops working, doesn't load content from apps... When it's working it's pretty good and integrates well with my car's onboard navigation and HUD. They need to figure out and solve the crashes mentioned above. It's super frustrating when you head out and it isn't working. Often the only solution is to restart the phone.

  115. Richard Schlarb-avatar

    Richard Schlarb


    This app is good while it could still use some tweaking like volume leveling would be a good start and having something other than Google Maps on the screen would also be a GREAT start. It does seem to work well with the phones I have used with it. It's a pretty basic app plug it in and use it and that is what makes it a good app. There are other items like the text feature and that seems like it still needs to be refined some since it is somewhat quirky.The instructions on its use are not clear

  116. Tommy Giamichael-avatar

    Tommy Giamichael


    Ruined google maps, since the last update, it puts my phone into do not disturb mode when using google maps, even when im not connected to a vehicle. But oddly if i turn the phone into landscape position, the do not disturb restriction then turns off. There is a major problem with this app interfacing with google maps. Please fix. I needed to uninstall the updates in order for the phone to work properly again. Using a Note 20 ultra

  117. David Sarnicki-avatar

    David Sarnicki


    This app is totally hit and miss. This app is not dependable. I do like the app when it works. I feel I spend way too much time after I get in my car messing with this darn app. Sometimes my music plays when I get back in the car. But, most of the time it doesn't. Maps doesn't always start. Everything's really random. I have a pixel 4 if that makes a difference.

  118. Sammi Husky-avatar

    Sammi Husky


    Newer versions don't work at all on my aftermarket head unit. Worked fine a few versions ago, but now it only works when it's FIRST installed as part of the setup. The next time I plug in the phone, it's just a black screen on the head unit after it "connects" to android auto. Audio still plays but no visuals. Downgrading worked for a while but now google forced me to update and I can't get it to launch the older version without forcing an update.

  119. Ginka Nikolov-avatar

    Ginka Nikolov


    Useful to see the Google nav on my car screen. In general works alright, but I do have a few suggestions for improvement: 1) the size of the upcoming turn directions takes up a very large section covering the map. 2) the font size and color of the remaining miles and ETA is too small. 3) cannot report speed traps or accidents, 4) if you are a passenger and want to search for places or look at the map on your phone for any reason you can't.

  120. Amanda B-avatar

    Amanda B


    I really enjoy this app but the recent update has created issues with my messages (I use Google Messages). I do not have a car with a smart display & previously AA would show the text notification & i could choose to have it read or ignored. With the recent update, i do not receive any notifications like i did before. I have tried to find the setting to correct this but all I can find is that I will receive a notification if I am stopped. Please fix this.

  121. Kirill Kompaniyets-avatar

    Kirill Kompaniyets


    I love the software and it makes driving easier and safer. The one problem I have is that sometimes it glitches (assistant turns on randomly, won't work without restarting my phone first) which can be frustrating when on the road. Overall, for drivers, this is a very welcome addition to the Google/android family.

  122. Daniel Reinfried-avatar

    Daniel Reinfried


    Everything used to work great but within the past month, nothing will connect to my cars screen. Continues to tell me the cord is not supported even though it has been the same cord since I've started using the application. Changed out the cord multiple times and still no change. Wish they would get more bugs figured out before they launch something and then no one can use it anymore.

  123. jodugav-avatar



    I have been using android auto successfully for the last two and a half years and in the last month it will not allow me to connect my or my wife's phone to our car. This is absolutely ridiculous because up to now we have found the app to be really good. My phone is an Samsung s10+ and my wifes is a s20 ultra so new phones. Really disappointed

  124. Michael Anthony-avatar

    Michael Anthony


    This is by far the best app I've ever had for a car!! It has a remote start,unlock and lock feature,as well as trip log for maps, and it let's you know by e-mail or text when your car needs serviced. Also if there is a problem it will send you the code so you don't have to go to a mechanic and have a computer hooked up to it. All around great app😀

  125. Christina Buss-avatar

    Christina Buss


    This product has been a pain in my a$$. After i plug my android in I get the app multiple screens popping on and off. When this is popping it is completely useless. I have to unplugging my and turn off the app. I'm updating the app to give it a second try. If this doesn't work then I will come back and give it a one star. Ugh!

  126. Cass Koenemann-avatar

    Cass Koenemann


    After months of having my new car, someone informed me about this app. I love it. Being able to cast my map up to my console so I can see it has been a heaven. Especially since I was driving from Virginia to Indiana. The only problem that I had was it would glitch with Audibles and go back to staticy radio and would not play my book or anything else until I unplug my phone and plug it back in. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars.

  127. reginald heard-avatar

    reginald heard


    Bluetooth system in the car acknowledge that my phone is present. And I can accept phone calls automatically but I have to plug the phone into the USB port just to get a display of Google Android on my information screen. It is too much trouble to plug a phone in every time you get in the car. And when you get out the car you have to unplug the phone. Waiting for software update to fix this problem please. Then I can aggressively give you a 5-star rating.

  128. Larry Nevada-avatar

    Larry Nevada


    It's the only way to get maps on my car's screen so I have to use it. That's the fault of the car, not the app. But I can't get it to connect fully unless I plug it in before I start the car. Seems like something we should be able to overcome. It does the job. It was frustrating at first cause it refused to connect. Default setting was not to prompt to connect - should at least have a pop-up asking me if I want to.

  129. Edward Scott-avatar

    Edward Scott


    Hi, I've recently updated my phone to the Samsung Note 20 Ultra, (Previous phone, Sony Xperia 1 that worked fine). Since I got my new phone, when pressing the audio button on my car, it says , "sorry I do not understand", also when I received a text notification, and I select play message, it says the same thing. Can anyone please help?

  130. Tim Rowe-avatar

    Tim Rowe


    Disappointing. App worked great for week, then updated. Voice control sucks. Google search is poor. I can search for a store that I'm in the parking lot of and it will not find it. I have to unplug from them search. When trying to use voice commands for calls, it cant find contacts it did last week...."they're are no contacts in your phone" but I if I got to my phone book they're all there. 7/5/20 - just got another update and my contacts won't work with voice command. 10-1 app is still garbage

  131. Karen Karnes-avatar

    Karen Karnes


    I would like this app a lot better if it didn't disconnect when I'm navigating especially to a location I haven't been before and really need it to be reliable. Things were going well until I tried to listen to a book on Chirp. Now I cant get Android Auto to connect. Although when I text, the keystroke sounds are coming through the car and I can make phone calls. But I can't navigate or get any AA to connect. I get a message that I have to transfer file I must remove and reinstall.

  132. Robert S.-avatar

    Robert S.


    I've upgraded to Android 11 on my Pixel 3a XL and AA is even worse than before. iHeartRadio keeps trying to open when I open Spotify in my 2017 Chevy Camaro. From the phone I can hit play from the notifications, but as soon as the first song finishes iHeartRadio pops up saying it can't play on AA. I DIDN'T OPEN IHEARTRADIO! No way to "close" it, either. Turning off dark mode when plugged in still hasn't been fixed.

  133. J A-avatar

    J A


    The app worked perfect before the update. After the update, it will switch to Amazon music on its own while listening to another music app. Quite annoying and is a distraction from driving. The rest of the functions seem to be working fine. 10/3/20 here we are a year later and I'm hanging trouble again after the Android 11 update. Music audio quits playing through vehicle speakers frequently, phone audio goes thru phone instead of stereo speakers randomly, and Google maps freezes up.

  134. Jason Clark-avatar

    Jason Clark


    If you disconnect and reconnect after going in the store, restaurant, etc. it usually will not play more than one song before it will just star cycling through song titles without playing a single note. Even restarting the phone and the other device will not always restore the connection. Put less focus on stealing user data and more on working products, please, G666LE.

  135. WW W-avatar

    WW W


    Frustrating outdated app!Unfortunately there is no competitor, does not play what's app messages although it acknowledges them so the sender thinks you are ignoring them! Does not send texts consistently, but does seem to take the dictated message each time..used to do it 2 years ago but each update gets worse and worse in actual functions, while looking prettier and more in line with current media trends.. using it is hit and miss at best . Sometimes it mutes the traffic notifications .

  136. Alexey Lyanguzov-avatar

    Alexey Lyanguzov


    I have to use with google maps, to have map on car's display. On every connect or re-connect the confirmation appears on phone screen, even during driving. It's unsafe! Or force me to stop to reconnect. Another huge issue with multi-stop route. When you do first stop and detach the phone it's 50% chance the route will be forgotten and navigation will exit. You have to restore the route again from scratch

  137. Shawn Warkentin-avatar

    Shawn Warkentin


    Android auto does a lot of really wonderful things. Allows you to connect to your mapping system in your phone, makes voice to text much easier, and accessing some apps that can be entertaining. The thing I have issues with is the connectivity with Bluetooth while in use. If I plug my phone into the cord before I start the car the Bluetooth disconnects and removes the pairing resulting in not being able to make calls hands free

  138. J Petrick-avatar

    J Petrick


    Very glitchy. It has always not given me notifications for certain people because apparently my phone goes on silent too much. I looked this up and there is no way to fix this issue yet. I just got a new phone and it still does it. Its also been either double sending messages or not even sending them at all when I tell my car to text someone.

  139. William Becker-avatar

    William Becker


    It's disappointing that Mazda chose to disable touchscreen features for Android Auto. It's especially disappointing when you consider that Apple Carplay works just fine. Other than that, the app works well aside from the occasional hiccup with reading text messages. If you receive a text while a text is being read, 1-2 words will be skipped forcing you to repeat the message.

  140. Valerie Prescott-avatar

    Valerie Prescott


    Great concept, but doesn't work properly. My husband and i both use this, but it stopped showing us to take incoming calls after the last update. If I call out it will properly connect through my car, but if I answer an incoming call it won't connect properly. They can hear me, but I can't hear anything. Then when I try to hang up both the on screen hang up and the manual steering wheel button won't work, it just stays connected until the other person hangs up. HUGE PAIN IN THE BUTT & USELESS

  141. Diana Rinaldi-avatar

    Diana Rinaldi


    Suddenly, after using it for 3 years, I am unable to use Android Auto which returns the message “Can’t run Android Auto on this phone” EVEN THOUGH GOOGLE PLAY SAYS IT IS "COMPATIBLE”. This was one of the key selling points when I bought my Audi which now has NO GPS and I’m left with using the PHONE'S NAVIGATION SCREEN. So frustrating. I hope Android Auto is able to fix this for all of us who are now left without a navigation system.

  142. Rachel Boyer-avatar

    Rachel Boyer


    Android Auto easily syncs to your vehicle, however it isn't as user friendly as I had hoped. It's difficult to switch between maps and other screens, and it locks down some features from your phone so your only choice is to use the car screen. My passenger couldn't change our destination because it said the feature was disabled while the vehicle's in motion, then when we pulled over we received the same message. We had to turn off Bluetooth on my phone, then make the changes to reconnect.

  143. Jp Forest-avatar

    Jp Forest


    The GPS portion needs to be overhauled. Half of the screen is taken up by data I no longer need once the trip is started, please give us a way to minimize that box, otherwise atleast put it on the passenger side! Why the hell is it on the drivers side of the screen sending the map even further away and making it easier for glare to get in the way. Also I would love for it to have a speed tracker like regular GPS. I'm seriously considering just reinstalling my stand alone GPS!!! Fix this!!!

  144. Razib Agil-avatar

    Razib Agil


    Fairly good. But the interface is not as user friendly as Apple Carplay, in the same car. Carplay allows music to be played from iPhone through cable, which has superior sound quality to music over Bluetooth. Even though Android Auto only works through cable in my car, the music (played from a Samsung Galaxy device) is still via Bluetooth. If it played over cable, would rate it 5 stars.

  145. David Cartwright-avatar

    David Cartwright


    It was working perfectly for a weeks in my new 2021 car and suddenly stopped. I cleared the cache and storage, disabled the app, and "uninstalled" from play store. I installed it again, did the update, Bluetooth connected, Auto was being detected, then it just crashes over and over in a loop. New cables didn't change anything. I'm not going to revert my phone back to stock settings due to poor Auto programming.

  146. kathleen griffin-avatar

    kathleen griffin


    App worked flawlessly in 3 different vehicles for 3 years and 2 different phones. it started kicking me out of the app. And now it won't connect. I have changed charging cables because I had it set to auto launch. I have uninstalled reinstalled updated to no avail. Would be nice to be able to use my apps like I used to be able to do.

  147. Jeremy Carr-avatar

    Jeremy Carr


    When everything functions this is a great tool. Unfortunately, there have been several times over the last eleven months that the App has been buggy. It cuts on and off for no apparent reason, or simply fails to connect when my phone is plugged into the proper USB ports in my truck. It has been better the last month or two, but to get a higher rating, it needs to be more consistent.

  148. Sathish Kumar-avatar

    Sathish Kumar


    Don't see the app on OnePlus Nord. When I try and download it from the app Store, it only has an option to uninstall updates. Apparently, the app is on the phone, but for some reason hidden. I try to uninstall updates and update again, it gets updated, but again doesn't show up on the phone. I'm sure it's to do with the phone as it was visible in all previous versions of oneplus I've had.

  149. Yamen Yarbuh-avatar

    Yamen Yarbuh


    With a 2020 Mazda3, it's a near-perfect experience with a few issues. Plugged in Android auto takes control and shuts off Bluetooth, then when unplugged, it must be manually changed back to audio and calls everytime. I assume that future iterations of Wireless Android auto coming soon might fix this issue. Also, as soon as you go to increase the volume while connected directly into the car, it forces whatever music was last playing with Android auto to resume, disconnecting the previous audio.

  150. Kieran Petrasek-avatar

    Kieran Petrasek


    Android Auto is one of my favourite Google apps of all time. The way it now seamlessly integrates with most modern car displays is fantastic. I use it to navigate, listen to music, and take messages and calls while driving and it has never steered me wrong. It's my best friend on roadtrips and I will almost never rent a car if it doesn't have Android Auto capabilities.