Phone sync capability is nothing new for modern cars. We’ve been able to make and receive calls and texts via our car’s Bluetooth for years. We’ve even been able to access media from our phones to play through our cars sound systems. However, many of the features that make our phones such great multimedia devices like streaming audio services, have up until recently required a special subscription to be able to be used natively from the car.
Now there is Android Auto. Android auto basically allows you to make your smartphone fully compatible with your cars multimedia system. So I’ve partnered with Savage Dealership to discuss the 10 best apps for Android Auto in 2017. Not everything is fully compatible with the system, but there are a lot of things that are so here’s a list of my personal favorite app that are compatible with Android Auto.
I love music and so does my family we all have customized playlists so having a fully compatible version of Pandora is awesome
2. Pocket Cast
Music is not always on everyone’s favorite list. My husband loves things like Ted Talk so this is kind of the perfect App’
3. NPR One
Goes along with the Pocket Cast App. My husband gets his favorite NPR programs on demand this way.
For the Audio book lover in all of us. Don’t cringe, you know you’re looking to see if your favorite novel is available.
For those who don’t like Pandora you can get access to all of your favorite music collections easily – and – you guessed it, hands free.
6. Google Hangouts
Have your messages read to you and respond to them – all hands free.
Just like Google Hangouts, send and receive messages hands free.
Video calling from your car – you know you want to!
This one is my personal preference. I love getting actual radio stations from across the country at the touch of my fingers, and the personal stations are great
10. MLB at Bat
For the baseball fan in all of us.
These are just a few of the apps currently available for the Android auto service. There are more being added every day to create a fully integrated experience.