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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

Here's what you'll need:

Use 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).

Use Android Auto on your car display

  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
Where to use

Android Auto is currently 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
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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

 

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