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How Android Auto Works

Android Auto allows you to access the most commonly used features of your Android device on your vehicle’s touchscreen receiver. By using familiar icons, a simple interface and the use of the “OK Google” voice commands, Android Auto allows you to keep your eyes on the road, giving you a smarter, safer, and more connected driving experience.

2 Ways to Use to Android Auto

  • Stand Alone: Download and install Android Auto. Place phone in your phone mount. Launch Android Auto and you are on your way.


  • Download and install Android Auto and connect to your Android Auto Compatible Receiver

2 Ways to Connect with Android Auto

  • Wireless Connection: Once the initial setup of your Bluetooth connection has been established, you will no longer have to remove your device from your pocket, backpack or purse to connect with your car’s stereo, allowing you to navigate your smartphone by using the receiver’s touchscreen or Google Voice commands.


  • USB Connection: Simply connect your smartphone to your car stereo with a USB cable. Not only will you have the same control as you would have if your were connected wirelessly, but the added benefit of charging your phone.

Use Your Favorite Apps

In addition to features like Google Maps, Messaging, Phone Calls and Google Play Music, Android Auto offers a broad range of 3rd Party apps. Do you prefer Waze to Google Maps? Just download it from the Google Play store. Do you prefer Hangouts, WhatsApp, Skype or Spotify to the native phone call, messaging or music applications? Great! Android Auto is an excellent option for people who prefer a larger variety of applications.

You can find a complete list of Android Auto Compatible Applications here.

How to Get Android Auto in Your Vehicle

Many car manufacturers now offer Android Auto as an option, which is great if you’re in the market for a new vehicle; but fortunately for everyone else, there are other options. Just about every aftermarket stereo manufacturer now makes head units with Android Auto built-in. Aftermarket stereos offer many additional options like backup cameras, satellite radio, and high voltage pre-outs that allow you to expand your car audio system.

Vehicle compatibility with Android Auto

Check to see if your Vehicle is compatible with Android Auto.

Where to Learn More

If you would like to see Android Auto in action check out this demo video from one of our experts.

Android Auto Functionality

Android Auto Navigation

Android Auto Streaming Music

Android Auto Hands Free

Try it Before You Buy it

Still not convinced? Car Toys has the most recent selection of Android Auto receivers on display from top brands like Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, and More. So, stop by your local today!