Android Auto is Google’s smart driving companion that helps you stay focused, connected, and entertained while you’re on the road is now available in Philippines. Filipinos can download the Android Auto app for free at the Google Play Store. Users can simply run the app on their handset or connect the device to their car display via a USB cable so they can see and manage actions on a bigger screen.

To use Android Auto, users need a phone running Android 5.0 or higher (Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo or Pie) and an active data connection.

Safe to use

Google worked with top car manufacturers and industry experts to ensure that Android Auto is optimized for easier and safer driving experience. It comes with larger touch icons, simplified user interface, and even hands-free voice commands so car owners can cruise the road with minimal distractions.

Seamless and intuitive

Hitting the road to an unknown destination? With Android Auto, you can open your handy Waze or Google Maps to guide you in your trip with real-time traffic alerts and route directions. Your Google account, phone contacts, and even favorite music playlists are also linked to the app so you can have an enjoyable time in the car.

Access to your favorite apps

This smart driving companion is also compatible with hundreds of media and messaging Android products and third-party apps including Spotify, Skype, and Audiobooks from Audible to name a few. This gives you more options to customize your experience in the roads, choosing the best services to accompany you in your everyday driving.

Android Auto is currently available on over 500 car models in more than 30 countries in the world including Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Panama, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, South Africa,  Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and now the Philippines.

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