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Eleven free apps to install for Android Auto



Eleven free apps to install for Android Auto


Android Auto for smartphones has definitely greeted us, but that does not mean that Google has abandoned his vehicle interfaceindeed at the last I the search giant has announced many new features, with one more flexible user interface and clear to make it easier navigation. And then there’s the new Assistant Driving Mode.

Android Auto offers features rated to viabilitya real modern and always updated infotainment system to offer a timely navigationquick access to messages And phone callsas well as obviously for music And podcast and, why not, also to listen to a audiobook. Just plug in your phone, go USB or so wireless for the lucky ones, and off we go. There are tons of apps that take advantage of Android Auto to improve our experience with guideallowing us to do many things without distract us and, ideally, without using your hands. Here is a list of the best, free And without rootfor a voyage safe and relaxing!

Best apps for Android Auto

Google Maps

Let’s start this list with the most common apps for Android Autothose of navigationAnd Google Maps it could only be the first, since it is probably the app most used on the platform.

The app is continuous improvement (here you will find our guide on how to change voice), with the introduction of always new features such as the indications of gasoline prices and, hopefully soon with us in Italy, of tolls. To these must obviously be added very precise indications, the change automatic lighting and the ability to function offline.

Of course this does not mean that it is not exempt from defectsbut since it is installed on such a large number of devicesoffers updates on real-time traffic rather accurate which make it one of the most reliable. Impossible to go wrong.

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HERE WeGo

HERE WeGo is another app for the navigation widely used. Born as Nokia Mapsthen HERE Maps and later HERE WeGo, the app has seen several updates and now it has been completely revamped, arriving on Android Auto a few months ago.

Navigation is punctualbut the most interesting feature of the navigator is the fact that he is one of the best (if not the best) for the offline browsing. While in fact Google Maps allows you to download small portions of the map (and you have to repeat the process several times to get a substantial area), with HERE WeGo if you want you can download all the world. Fundamental if you are traveling to places where you are not connected.

HERE WeGo

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HERE WeGo

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Waze

While Google Maps is the obvious choice for browsing with Android Auto, Waze (also from Google) offers a great interface simple and devoid of distractions but hiding some functionality really useful.

Not only warns in case of accidentstraffic and speed cameras on the route, but proposes the best time in which to start with a nice graphic and the cost of tolls. Also with a few taps you can find the petrol stations cheaper on the route and in case Waze redirects automatically. In addition, its interface also includes integration with music apps such as Spotify and TuneIn.

Problems can be related to the lack of offline maps and to the fact that given the simplicity of the interface (which is one of its strengths), the paths are not easily editable once set. In any case, try it, you’ll love it.

Waze

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Waze

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Spotify

Let’s abandon the navigation compatible with Android Auto and immerse ourselves in the world of music appsprobably the second most important type of app for vehicles. Spotify can only be the first of this list, at least while we are also waiting in Italy for its Car Thing accessory, thanks to its excellent support both ai voice commands than to the commands, simple and immediate thanks to an interface developed with intelligence.

Spotify gives you access to a huge catalog of music And podcast and the free account is just fine, if one doesn’t bother you advertising every now and again. But on the other hand, advertising is also on the radio, right? Of course, we strongly advise you to create one playlist Before to get behind the wheel, so as not to create dangerous situations in traffic.

Amazon Music

Amazon Music it’s a great app musical making room in the crowded app landscape for Android Auto. The app is compatible with the interface, but last year the company introduced one Announcements even more interesting.

Just like the Mode at the Guide from Assistant, Amazon Music proposes one interface simplifiedwith fewer commands and larger icons for ease the interaction driving. This obviously serves when the vehicle it is not equipped with a infotainment system and may even remember the move of Spotify with its Car Thing, but without a physical device.

If you are interested or curious (and you didn’t know it already), to enable it is enough

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Amazon Music

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TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio is one of the most downloaded apps on Android Autoallows you to draw from a catalog of over 100,000 radio stations (FM, AM, internet) for any kind of genre: music, sport, news or podcast.

Indeed the possibility there are so many that it’s easy to get lostbut if you know what you are looking for, great, also because none car radio will never offer such a huge selection.

Pulsar Music Player (and Poweramp)

Find a good music player of songs saved on disk it is quite difficult now, since all the attention is focused on the streaming. Pulsar Music Player it is a proper for those who need to listen to their own music saved on your phone, without distractions or anything else. Also you can decide if to select listening for songs, artists or even for foldersin case you have old files mp3 never modified to contain the information about the songs.

The app is without claimsalmost “old fashioned”, with a very simple interface, almost gaunt, and it does a few things but it does them good. In addition to support for Android Auto, it also has that for Chromecast, and some basic but handy features like the equalizer, ReplayGain, gapless playback, and playback speed controls. For those looking for nothing else.

Another reader a lot goodbut free only for 15 daysis Powerampa very powerful reader, from the interface just as simple but able to read any file, too FLAC.

Pulsar Music Player

Pulsar Music Player

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Poweramp

Poweramp

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Player for Rainwave

We close the review dedicated to music players with a somewhat particular proposal, Player for Rainwave. This app doesn’t offer the usual music, but it is a service radio of music for video games.

The app is rather of nichebut why not listen to something different while you are doing a long voyage? The interface is a lot simple and of course the app is free, supported by user contributions. It is worth a try.

Audible

What if instead of a song or a podcast would you like to hear a audiobook? Thanks to Audible it is possible. With the service in subscriptionthen (similar to Kobo plus or Kindle Unlimited), you can listen to all audio books what do you want.

Moreover Audible and of Amazon so the subscription is just the Kindle Unilimited audiobooks. There is the possibility of take up again from where it left off and the interface is a lot clean, without distractions. Great for a trip in all serenity.

WhatsApp / Telegram

Let’s put together two apps of messaging popular with interface for Android Auto. Obviously both apps are integrated with the Google assistantthen you can tell it to send a message on one of the two or you can listen to the messages received.

nextcharge

Since we are in the middle of the transition towards mobility electricin this list can not miss an app linked to charging columns.

As with all apps of this type, nextcharge show the map with the small columns from charging closer. The advantage of nextcharge is that there is no need to signing in to see the details of the refills, even if in order to take full advantage of the features in the end you will have to do it, and allows you to Reload from the major circuits present in Italy such as enel X, Ionity, Neogy and Becharg. The app is really packed with functionsand even if the interface is not the most modern (a similar app, Chargemap it’s a bit better in that sense), it’s really worth a try, if only to forget about “reload anxiety”.