Android Auto


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Get Started

Connect your phone to your car display—your Android apps show up onscreen, just like that. Tap to get driving directions or talk to send a text. Even call your mom, hands-free. Android Auto is made to help you focus on the road. And have fun along the way. Just plug in and go.

Check compatibility

Get help from Google Assistant.

With Google Assistant on Android Auto, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Use your voice to get help with your day. You can find routes, play your favorite songs and even check the weather. Just say “Hey Google” to get started.

Navigation tools to find a better route.

Get real-time alerts with Google Maps and Waze. Even ask Google Assistant to find gas along the way. You can see it all on your car’s dashboard display, helping you know more about what’s nearby. Just say where to. And then go.

Call and chat features to stay connected.

Google Assistant can read your messages out loud. And you can write back by talking. From making calls to using chat apps with just your voice, Android Auto makes driving less distracting.

More communications apps

Entertainment so you can enjoy the ride.

Take your media on the road. And control it all with your voice. Pause your road-trip playlist and pick up where you left off. Just talk to start a new audio book. Or blast that one song for the hundredth time.

Find all your media apps

A widescreen car display showing all your apps on one side and upcoming directions via Google Maps on the other side.

Get the big picture on your car’s widescreen. Android Auto works with larger displays so you can get more information as you drive.

The navigation bar showing that you will turn right in 1000 feet.

The notiication center showing a missed call from Laura and a new message from Jess

Come to a stop, then tap the notification center to see recent messages. They’re all in one place, so you can respond when it’s safe.

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    Step 1

    Make sure your car or stereo is compatible with Android Auto.

    Check compatibility

  2. 2

    Step 2

    If you have Android 9 or below, get the Android Auto app on your phone. With Android 10, Android Auto is built in—so you don’t need the app to get started.

    Download android auto

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    Step 3

    Connect your phone to your car with a USB cable and see Android Auto on your dashboard display. Some phones can connect wirelessly.2

  • An Android phone running Android 5.0 and up with a data plan. For best performance, we recommend Android 6.0 and up.
  • A car or stereo that’s compatible with Android Auto.
  • A high-quality USB cable.
  • (For wireless connection) A compatible phone (see list) and an aftermarket car stereo from JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer.
  • An Android phone running Android 5.0 and up with a data plan. For best performance, we recommend Android 6.0 and up. You can check your phone’s software version by looking at the About Device section under Settings.
  • A car mount for your phone (optional but recommended).
  • A USB cable (optional for charging).

Android Auto makes it easy to access your favorite music, media, and messaging apps in the car. Check out all the Apps for Android Auto.

The Android Auto app is currently available in the following countries:

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

Google Assistant for Android Auto is available in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada (English)
  • France
  • Germany
  • India (English)
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Go to the Google Play Store, download the Android Auto App and run it anytime you’re on the road. Download it here.

For most compatible cars or aftermarket stereos, simply plug in your phone using a USB cable. If your car display supports wireless connection, you must pair your phone with your car’s bluetooth for set-up. After set-up, depending on your car, either the phone will automatically connect or the Android Auto app icon will appear on your car display.

An increasing number of makes and models of vehicles and phones support wireless connections to Android Auto. Availability is rapidly evolving and varies based on geography and trim level. Check back here and/or inquire with your preferred automobile and phone manufacturer.

Visit our Help Center and Community to learn more about Android Auto and get help.

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