Android Auto is an app available for all Android smartphones including Blackberry. Few months back this app got its latest updates from Google with improved media browsing, MMS and RCS support. This app was actually designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it minimize distractions so you can stay focused on the road.
Features of the Android Auto App
- Get updates on your driving route, ETA and hazards in real time.
- Google Assistant will check your calendar for you so you know where you need to be.
- You can set reminders, get updates on the news, and even on ongoing sports.
- Set do not disturb while driving
- Make calls using Google Assistant and answer incoming calls with just a tap.
- Access your contacts folder and send and receive messages with the Google Assistant using SMS, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram, WeChat, Kik, Google Allo, and many more messaging apps.
- Listen to your favorite media apps including Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, TIDAL – High Fidelity Music Streaming, Napster Music, and Deezer. Many more music, radio, news, sports news, audiobook, and podcast apps are also supported.
With latest update on this app you can now spend less time browsing and more time enjoying the content you like most. An improved layout, featuring large album art views, lets you quickly identify and select something to play.
Take control of the voice search experience. Just say “OK Google, play 80s music” or “OK Google, play Lilt” to view even more categorized search results from your app right on the screen.
As you drive stay connected with multiple people at once. When messages arrive, Android Auto can show you a short preview of the text when your vehicle is stopped. This message previewing capability is purely optional enabled via Android Auto’s settings menu, giving you the ability to choose what’s most important—privacy or convenience.
In addition to SMS messaging, Android Auto now supports apps that use MMS (multimedia messaging service) and RCS (rich communication services). This means that your favorite messaging apps can now offer additional capabilities, like support for group messaging.
Google notes the new features have been enabled in apps such as Google Play Books, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts and Spotify. For the new messaging features, Messages, Hangouts and WhatsApp. Google will be working to add even more compatible apps to the list. The updates will be coming to the Android Auto app and in-car experiences.
How to use Android Auto app on your Blackberry?
To use Android Auto, you need an Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket radio and an Android phone running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher and high quality USB cable.
- Next download the Android Auto app on your Blackberry smartphone or any android phone.
- Make sure your phone has a strong and fast network connection.
- Then Open Android Auto App .
- Your phone might ask you to download or update certain apps, like Google Maps.
- Review the Safety Notice and Terms & Conditions on your phone (only required the first time you use the app).
- Follow the steps on the screen to give Android Auto permission to access your phone’s features and apps. For the best experience, accept all permissions and requests.
- Turn on notifications for Android Auto. For the best experience, accept all requests.
- If your phone is already paired with your car or mount’s Bluetooth, select the device to enable auto launch for Android Auto.
- Also see that Android Auto is turned on in your car’s settings. If you’re not sure, contact your local car dealer.
- Before you connect your phone for the first time, turn on your car. Make sure it’s in park (P) and that you have time to set up Android Auto.
- Unlock your phone’s screen.
- Connect your phone to your car using a USB cable.
- Your phone’s Bluetooth will be turned on automatically when Android Auto is connected to the car via USB.
- On your car display, select Android Auto App . Follow the instructions to get started.
- When you connect your Android phone to the compatible vehicle or radio, Android Auto will display applications on the vehicle’s screen.
Finally remember to drive carefully, as safety is in your hands.