The best apps for Android Auto

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All Android Auto Apps You Can Use - Complete Guide. One of the great advantages of having a car compatible with Android Auto is the ability to use the best car apps directly on the car screen.

In this way it is possible to get even more out of our vehicle's infotainment system, using the apps and tools that we would normally use on the mobile. Keep in mind, of course, that not all apps for Android Auto can be used.

The best apps for Android Auto

In this article we list all compatible Android Auto applications, the Google car platform that you can use in your car.

Android Auto navigator app

Le applications to navigate Android Auto they are an essential addition not to be missed. It's probably the type of tool you'll use the most when driving, and these are the best you can find:

1. Google Maps

Le maps and the GPS navigation app par excellence they could not be missing in this selection. Of course Google Maps is perfectly optimized for work with Android Auto and includes most of the functions that we find in the mobile version, such as speed camera warnings. Google Play | Mappe

2. Waze

Another must-see map car app is Waze. Google's other maps and navigation apps have a huge community of driving users, who are the very ones that make this one of the leading driving platforms.

One of its advantages over Maps is thereal-time warning of mobile speed cameras, accidents, road obstacles, construction sites and more. Google Play | Waze

App e podcast per Android Auto

If you have a car compatible with Android Auto, you can use the platform for to listen to the radio instead of using the car. To do this, you just need one of the apps that exist on Google Play:

1. TuneIn Radio

One of the most popular radio app out there is TuneIn and has its own app dedicated to Android Auto. It has more than 100.000 different stations, plus news podcasts and music channels you can hear from your car. Google Play | TuneIn Radio

2. Anchor - create your podcast

As one of the most popular podcast platforms around, Anchor could not be excluded from this selection. With this Spotify owned app, you can explore and listen to thousands of podcasts on any topic. Google Play | Anchor - create your podcast

3. Simple Radio – Radio FM e AM Gratis in Diretta

The name says it all: with Simple Radio you can listen to the radio in your car with Android Auto. Without complications. It offers more than 50.000 different stations classified by genre, to help you find out more easily your favorite radio station. Google Play | Simple Radio – Radio FM e AM Gratis in Diretta

4. myTuner Radio Spain

a famous Radio app compatible with Android Auto is myTuner Radio Spain. Allows access to thousands of stations via online radio, as well as AM and FM stations. Google Play | myTuner Radio Spagna

5. Podcast & Radio Addict

The famous Podcast Addict also has a car app compatible with Android Auto. It is one of the most popular apps in its category, with over 10 million downloads thanks to its combination of hundreds of thousands of podcasts, radio stations and audiobooks that you can listen to anywhere. Including your car. Google Play | Podcast & Radio Addict

6. Pocket Casts

For many, Pocket Casts is one of the best podcast apps out there. Especially since it can be downloaded for free. And of course it is also one of the best podcast apps for Android Auto. Google Play

7. Google Podcast

A simple alternative to Pocket Casts is Google Podcasts, the official Google app for listening to thousands of podcasts in any language. And how could it be otherwise, this car app is compatible with Android Auto. Google Play | Google Podcast

8. Player FM

Users of the popular radio and podcast application Player FM they can also use their favorite tool in the car with Android Auto. Its main virtue is the ability to listen to programs without the need for an Internet connectionas long as we have downloaded them previously. Google Play | FM player

9. Podcast Republic

Let's keep talking about podcasts to find one of the most popular Android car apps in its category: Podcasts Republic. According to its creators, the platform contains more than a million different podcasts, all accessible from your car with Android Auto. Google Play | Podcast Republic - Podcast Player & Podcast App

10. AntennaPod

The last podcast manager we select on this list is AntennaPod, an app participation to listen to programs from your mobile, which also allows you to play podcasts in the car with Android Auto. Google Play | AntennaPod

11. Open Radio

To close the section on app radio Android Auto, let's talk about Open radio, a tool that uses Android Auto SDK to provide the best possible experience when playing live content from thousands of radio stations around the world. Google Play | Open Radio

Before moving on to the next section, it is worth noting that in each country you can find different apps from the main local radio stations on Google Play, and some of them are compatible with Android Auto. You can check them all in the Android Auto apps section on Google Play.

Player music Android Auto

A trip is much better accompanied by good music. Therefore, in your car with Android Auto, you can't miss one of the best music apps Android Auto existing on Google Play.

1 Spotify

The platform music streaming par excellence, Spotify, has its own official app compatible with Android Auto. With it, you can browse your playlists, play your favorite songs and much more, from the vehicle screen. Google Play | Spotify

2. Youtube Music

How could it be otherwise, Google's music streaming platform is compatible with Android Auto. So, if you have a YouTube Music account, you can download Android Auto to your mobile for listen to music in your car. Google Play | YouTube Music

3. Deeezer

Many consider Deezer the best Spotify alternative around. And if you use the platform, you will be happy to know it has an application that works with Android Auto. Google Play | Deezer Music

4. Amazon Music

Could not miss even the Amazon's music streaming platform. Which, by the way, you can use for free with your Amazon Prime subscription, with over 2 million songs at your disposal to listen to from your car. Google Play | Amazon Music

5. JetAudio HD Music

One of the best music players for Android, jetAudio HD, it is compatible with Android Auto. With it, you can forget about streaming services and enjoy your music collection stored locally, in high fidelity and without interruption. Google Play | jetAudio HD Music Player

6. Music player

Another music player compatible with Android Auto which you can download for free. It has over 10 million installs on Google Play and a 4,5 out of 5 star rating. Google Play | Music player


The famous VLC video player it also has an app compatible with Android Auto. Obviously, you'll have to make do with play only audio files. Google Play | VLC

8. 7digital

It may not be the platform with the largest music catalog of all, but 7digital deserves a place in this top of applications for Android Auto. With it, you can stream thousands of songs from your car through your mobile.

9. DoubleTwist

The famous music player DoubleTwist it also has its own Android Auto compatible application, from which you can play the entire music catalog through the car speakers. Google Play | DoubleTwist

10. CloudPlayer

If you are one of those who save your music in the cloud, CloudPlayer for Android Auto it could be the music player you need in your car. The app allows you to extract music from different cloud storage drives to listen to it everywhere. Google Play | CloudPlayer

App for watching Android Auto videos

Currently there are no applications on Google Play that allow you to watch a movie or video on Android Auto, as this practice can pose serious dangers to drivers.

Taking this into account, it is worth mentioning that there is an app designed to watch car screen videos with android auto, although it is not without problems.

1. CarStream

Formerly known as YouTube Auto, CarStream is an app that you allows you to play video from any source on your car screen. This is the theory.

The reality is that since Google has decided to block the installation of apps from sources outside of Google Play in Android Auto and because it is not possible install APK files in Android Auto, this app only works on ** rooted mobiles. To download it, you need to access the project repository on GitHub. GitHub | CarStream

Other useful apps for Android Auto

Believe it or not, there are many others applications compatible with Android Auto which may be useful while traveling and which do not fall into any of the previous categories. These are some of the best:

1. WhatsApp Android Auto

Yes, WhatsApp is compatible with Android Auto. Although not all functions of the app can be used, you can use it for reply to messages with your own voice or read the latest messages received in chats. Google Play | Whatsapp messenger

2. Telegram

And in the same way you can use WhatsApp in the car with Android Auto, can use also Telegram. Paper plane messaging app is optimized for view and read messages and reply to them with our voice, without having to take our eyes off the road. Google Play | Telegram

3. Press SMS

You can also view, read and reply to SMS in your car with Android Auto. To do this, you can use Google's official messaging app or similar alternatives such as Press SMS, one of the most used tools in its category. Google Play | Pulse SMS

4. Skype

How WhatsApp and Telegram, Skype is also compatible with Android Auto. Of course, you can only view and reply to text messages received on the platform. No support for video calling, which makes sense, on the other hand. Google Play | Skype

5. Messenger

THEFacebook's official messaging app is optimized for Android Auto. With it, you can view and reply to messages received on Messenger using your car's microphone. Google Play | Messenger

6. Audible

In addition to being able to listen to music and podcasts from your car with Android Auto, you can also take advantage of your travels for enjoy audiobooks. To do this, one of the best apps that works with Android Auto is Audible. Google Play | Audible

These are the best applications you can install to use in your car with Android Auto. As time goes by, new Android apps for cars appear that promise to take full advantage of the system in our cars. We will frequently update this list with new releases.

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