Get started with Android Auto

Android Auto brings the most useful apps to your phone screen or your compatible car display, in a format that makes it easy for you to keep your main focus on driving. You can control things like navigation and maps, calls and text messages, and music.

What you need

Android Auto on your phone screen

  1. An Android phone running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up with a data plan. For best performance, we recommend Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up.
  2. A car mount for your phone (optional but recommended).
  3. A USB cable (optional for charging).
  4. The Android Auto app.

Android Auto on your car display (with a USB cable)

  1. An Android phone running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up with a data plan. For best performance, we recommend Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up.
  2. A car that's compatible with Android Auto.
  3. A high-quality USB cable
  4. The Android Auto app.
Android Auto on your car display (wireless)
  1. A car or aftermarket receiver that is compatible with Android Auto Wireless.
  2. A Pixel or Nexus phone with Android 8.0 ("Oreo") or higher as follows:
    • Pixel or Pixel XL
    • Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
    • Nexus 5X or 6P
  3. The Android Auto app version 3.1 and up.
  4. A high-quality USB cable for initial setup.
Where to use

Android Auto is available in these countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • France
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea 
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Most features won't work if you use Android Auto outside these countries.

Android Auto wireless is currently available in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

 

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