Screens and apps on Android Auto

See what the Android Auto screen looks like and where to find everything.

App launcher

Tap on the App Launcher button to open the app launcher, where you'll find the familiar app icons laid out with your most commonly used apps automatically featured in the top row.

You'll see several of the icons have the Google Assistant badge. By tapping the icon, your Assistant will tell you about your calendar, give you the weather report, read you the news or set a reminder for you. 

Here's what your app launcher looks like and information about each section:
App launcher UI
  1. App launcher: To open app launcher, tap the app launcher button App Launcher.
  2. Multi-tasking widget: You can control ongoing content with this widget, while using another app.
  3. Notification center: To see your recent calls, messages and alerts, tap the notification button Notification button .
  4. Microphone: To talk to Google, tap the microphone Assistant microphone.

You can say "Hey Google" or select the microphone Microphone to talk to Google. Your car might also have a physical voice command button on the steering wheel that you can press and hold to talk to Google. Check your user guide or consult your car's manufacturer for more information. 

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