Listen to music and podcasts

You can listen to media such as music and podcasts through your car's speakers with Android Auto. Your most recent media app will be on the screen. To find your compatible media apps, select the App Launcher 

You can also download more compatible apps.

To use any app, make sure that you're signed in to that app on your phone before you start Android Auto. For more information or to troubleshoot apps, visit the app’s website. For more information, you can contact the app developer directly

Listen to music

Listen to music with your favourite app
  1. On your display, select the App Launcher .
  2. Select your favourite music app to browse and play music.
Listen to music with voice commands
  1. Say 'Hey Google' or select the microphone Speak.
  2. Say 'Play music'.

Some examples of things that you can say are:

  • 'Play my [playlist name] playlist on Spotify.'
  • 'Play [song name] on Amazon Music.'
  • 'Play house music on Pandora.'
  • 'Play [book title] on Audible.'
  • 'Play [station name] on iHeartRadio.'
  • 'Play [podcast name] on NPR One.'

Listen to podcasts

You can use voice commands to find, download and queue episodes, and to start, pause and stop them. Or make your selections on your phone before you start your trip.

Find and play a podcast
  1. On your display, select the App Launcher .
  2. Select Google Podcasts Google podcasts or your favourite podcast app.
  3. With Google Podcasts, you can choose from these options:
    • 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
    • Subscriptions: podcasts that you subscribe to
    • Explore: personalised episode recommendations
  4. Select an episode.
Play a podcast with voice commands
  1. Say 'Hey Google' or select the microphone Speak.
  2. Say a command such as:
    • 'Play the latest episode of [podcast name].'
    • 'Play [podcast name].'
    • 'Listen to a comedy podcast.'
Find your subscriptions
  1. On your display, select the App Launcher .
  2. Select Google Podcasts Google podcasts or your favourite podcast app.
  3. Select Subscriptions
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