Android Auto
Audio entertainment and messaging services in the car

Let drivers listen to and control content in your music and other audio apps. Allow drivers to hear and respond to your messaging service via the car's controls and screen.

Extending Android to Cars
Android Auto brings the Android platform into the car with a user interface that's optimized for driving.

Before you start building, check out the Introduction to Android Auto video to understand how users see and interact with your app in Android Auto.

Build for One Platform
Create apps with the Android APIs you’re familiar with and extend them to cars.

Write your apps without having to worry about vehicle-specific hardware differences like screen resolution, software interfaces, knobs, and touch controls. Your users get the same experience on any compatible vehicle such as a consistent app launcher and system events such as notifications.

Now Available
Developing for Android Auto
The APIs for building Auto-enabled apps are available now! When connected to compatible vehicles, apps on handheld devices running Android 5.0 or higher can communicate with Android Auto.
Play Music on the Road from Your App

Extend audio apps such as music, radio, and audiobook players into the car. Build apps that let users browse and play their music in the car.
Learn how to build audio apps

Keep Users Connected with In-Vehicle Messaging

Create messaging apps that receive incoming notifications, read messages via text-to-speech, and let users reply by voice input in the car.
Learn how to build messaging apps

See What Others Have Done
We're working with developers to bring many popular apps to Android Auto

"We were able to get messaging functionality for text implemented easily on Android Auto, with minimal development effort. We're excited to participate in Android Auto which provides a notification interface for the car that is both user-friendly and highly safety-minded."

"Android Auto connects NPR One listeners to a personalized stream of public radio news and stories to catch up on in the car. It's an engaging and driver-safe user experience that was developed using the media APIs provided in Android 5.0. The available development tools made the integration and testing process simple for launching in a short period of time."

Building an Ecosystem
Android Auto is coming soon to new cars from these manufacturers
Get Started with Android Auto

Set up your development environment and start working with the APIs. We’re excited about the experiences you'll create and can't wait to see what you do next.