What does Android Auto do?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 6:17 pm
android phone at front of car

Over the last ten years or so, infotainment systems have become all the rage in our vehicles. If your new car doesn’t have some kind of infotainment system, you really aren’t getting the most out of your car. Android Auto is a smartphone-oriented infotainment system available on all new Kia models. What does it do and who is it for? Continue reading to learn more. 

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Features of Android Auto infotainment 

person holding plugged in android phone in carThe primary purpose of any infotainment system is to provide useful information as well as entertainment to enhance the driver’s experience. That seems pretty intuitive, but what might not be intuitive is what exactly is included. Let’s start by explaining who can use Android Auto. Android Auto is for those with, you guessed it, Android smartphones. Apple devices are not compatible with this system. Features included with Android Auto are Google Assistant, Google Maps, phone dialing, WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat, SMS texting, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Major League Baseball At Bat, among many more. With Android Auto, you can stay connected to everything that matters to you right at your fingertips. 

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What Kia models come with Android Auto? 

All 2019 and 2020 Kia models come available with Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay). No matter what you prefer to drive, Kia has given you access to this great, convenient system. Come on down to Family Kia of St. Augustine to learn more about the technological features that are available on our wide selection of vehicles. Our salespeople will go over everything else you need to know about Android Auto or any other tech features in which you’re interested. We hope to see you soon! 

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