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 (if you're using Android 10, please follow the instructions here).

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 (if you're using Android 10 or higher, the app is already on your phone).
See if your car or aftermarket receiver is compatible with Android Auto (USB).
Android Auto on your car display (wireless)
  1. A car or aftermarket receiver that is compatible with Android Auto Wireless.
  2. Pixel, Nexus, or Samsung phones with Android versions shown below:
    Phone Make and Model Android Version
    Pixel or Pixel XL Android 8.0 or higher
    Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL Android 8.0 or higher
    Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL Android 8.0 or higher
    Nexus 5X or 6P Android 8.0 or higher
    Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ Android 9.0 or higher
    Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ Android 9.0 or higher
    Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10+ Android 9.0 or higher
    Samsung Note 8, Note 9 and Note 10 Android 9.0 or higher
  3. The Android Auto app version 4.7 and up.
  4. A high-quality USB cable for initial setup.
See if your car or aftermarket receiver is compatible with Android Auto (wireless).
Where to use
  • 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.

*Indicates wireless availability

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