Android Auto is a nice addition to Android devices, especially for those who drive a lot. Android Auto works on most Android devices running Android 5.0 or higher and can be used to make calls, listen to music and podcasts, get directions, and much more. In this post, we’ll take a look at the best Android Auto apps in the Google Play Store.
Spotify Music is one of the most popular music streaming services out there and it’s easy to see why. The app is free to use and has over 30 million songs available for streaming.
You can search for your favorite artists and albums, or browse through different playlists created by other users.
You can also create your own playlists and easily share them with friends. Spotify Music has a clean interface that makes it easy to navigate through your music collection or skip to the next song with just a swipe of your finger.
The app also supports Android Auto which means you can listen to your favorite tracks while driving without having to touch your phone.
Google Maps (by Google)
Google is known for its great mapping services, so it’s no surprise that one of its apps made our list of the best Android Auto apps in 2022. With Google Maps, you’ll never get lost again.
This navigation app comes pre-installed on most Android devices and offers turn-by-turn voice navigation which you can enable by tapping on the microphone icon on the top right corner of the screen (you will need an internet connection for this feature).
You can also use voice commands if you don’t want to use your hands while driving, just say “OK Google” to launch the app and ask for directions to your destination.
Google Maps also shows you traffic information, so you can plan your trip accordingly.
The app covers over 220 countries and territories and offers indoor maps for select locations. You can also use Street View to explore different places in 360 degrees.
iHeartRadio is another great radio app that lets you listen to thousands of live radio stations from around the world (the exact number depends on where you are).
You can browse through different genres such as pop, rock, hip hop/rap, country, etc., or check out stations based on your current location. The app also lets you create your own stations based on songs or artists that you like, and listen to them later.
iHeartRadio comes with Android Auto support, so you can connect your phone to any compatible vehicle and listen to music without touching your device.
Waze is a social driving app that shows you real-time traffic information along with road reports from other users in the area. You can mark different things such as police traps, accidents, or even speed cameras and share them with other users so they know what’s going on in the area.
You can also use Waze to find gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and even movie theaters nearby. The app’s navigation feature offers turn-by-turn voice guidance which makes it easy to follow directions while driving without having to look at your screen (you will need an internet connection for this feature). Waze is free to use but it does include ads in the free version of the app.
Audible is one of the best Android apps for listening to audiobooks and podcasts. You can browse through hundreds of thousands of audiobooks from different genres and download them on your device.
There are also thousands of podcasts available that you can stream or download for offline listening. The app has a built-in player that lets you switch between audiobooks, podcasts, and music while driving so you don’t have to keep switching between apps while driving.
You can also use voice commands to change tracks or play/pause the current track (you will need an internet connection for this feature).
Audible is free to use but it does include ads in the free version of the app. The premium version costs $14.95 per month which removes ads and lets you keep 10 audiobooks at a time instead of just 2.