Google has announced a new update to its app Android Auto, that makes it easier for the users to use their phones while they are behind the wheel. The new update of the app does not require Android Auto compatible cars and a large number of users can benefit from the new update. Users will need to have an Android 5.0 smartphone to run the app.
Users will soon be able to use “Ok Google”, which enables them to get directions from their smartphone, change music and even make calls on the go, however, this update does not have this feature and users have to wait for some time. There are also several driving-friendly features included such as increased font size, to make it easier to use and even some applications like Twitter are restricted for safety.
Some essential Android Auto apps list include Pandora, Spotify, Audiobooks, Skype and Google Play Music among others. The new update will start the app automatically once it is paired with Bluetooth.
Google had announced the app in May of this year during its Google I/O conference, with the app only compatible for cars which are Android Auto compatible. Currently, more than 200 car models support Android Auto from over 50 brands. However, the new update removes this limitation and enables a wide range of users to use the app.
Below is the screenshot of the app, showing various features:
As seen above, essential features such as calls, music player, and directions are available with one click and information like weather updates are visible too. The Android Auto can be downloaded here.