Listen to music and podcasts

You can listen to media through your phone's or car's speakers with Android Auto. You can find your compatible music, audiobook and podcast apps when you select the App Launcher App Launcher

During setup, you’ll see all of your compatible media apps in Android Auto.  Select media that you'd like to listen to by selecting the App Launcher App Launcher. You can also download more compatible apps.

Make sure that you're signed in to that app on your phone. For more information or to troubleshoot these apps, visit the app’s website or contact the developer directly

Listen to music

Listen to Google Play Music with voice commands
  1. Say "Ok Google" or select the microphone Microphone.
  2. Say “Play music.”  

The last song that you were listening to will resume. To hear a specific song or artist, just say "Play" and then the song or artist you want to hear. Some more examples of things that you can say are:

  • "Play Let it Be"
  • "Play Frank Sinatra"
  • "Play Country Music"
  • "Play my 'Driving at Night' playlist"
Listen to Google Play Music with the display
  1. On your display, select the App Launcher App Launcher And thenGoogle Play Music Play music.
  2. Once you're in Google Play Music, select Menu Android Auto menu
  3. Choose from the following:
    • Listen now (recommendations).
    • Recent playlists.
    • Instant mixes (mixes based on your favourite artists and songs).
Listen to YouTube Music with the display
  1. On your display, select the App Launcher App LauncherAnd then YouTube Music YouTube Music Logo
  2. Once you're in YouTube Music, select Menu Android Auto menu
  3. Choose from the following:
    • Your mixtape.
    • Recommended.
    • Last played.
    • Library.
    • Downloads.

Tip: This option only appears after you download a track in the YouTube Music app. 

Listen to other compatible apps with voice commands
  1. Say "OK Google" or select the microphone Microphone.
  2. Say “Play music.”  

Some examples of things that you can say are:

  • "Play my 'Dance!' playlist on Spotify."
  • "Play Call Me Maybe on Amazon Music."
  • "Play House Music on Pandora."
  • "Play Harry Potter on Audible."
  • "Play Adele Radio on iHeartRadio."
  • "Play Planet Money on NPR One."

Listen to podcasts with Google Podcasts

Important: Use your phone to manage your podcasts, and to find, download, and queue episodes for your trip.

Find and play a podcast

  1. On your display, select the App Launcher App Launcher  And then Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Choose from the following:
    • New episodes: new episodes from your subscriptions
    • Your queue: episodes in your queue
    • Downloads: episodes downloaded to your device
    • History: episodes that you have in progress or completed
  3. Select an episode.

Play a podcast with voice commands

  1. Say "Ok Google" or select the microphone Microphone.
  2. Say a command like:
    • "Listen to [podcast name]."
    • "Play [podcast name]."
    • "Listen to the latest episode of [podcast name]."
    • "Listen to a comedy podcast."

Find your subscriptions

  1. On your display, select the App Launcher App Launcher And then Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Select Subscriptions
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