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Android Auto
Get music and messages while driving.

Let drivers play music and respond to messages using audio apps on their phone screens or car display and controls.

Extending Android to Cars
Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car using a phone screen or car screen with a simple interface to minimize driver distraction.
Build for One Platform
Create apps with the Android APIs you’re familiar with and extend them to an interface that's built for driving.

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 using the Android Auto phone app.

Now Available
Developing for Android Auto
The APIs for building Auto-enabled apps are available now! Users can access your apps through the Android Auto app on their phone. Or, when connected to compatible vehicles, apps on handheld devices running Android 5.0 or higher can communicate with the Android Auto projected experience.
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 Built-for-Driving Messaging

Create messaging apps that receive incoming notifications, read messages using text-to-speech, and let users reply through the Android Auto app or 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

"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
We've partnered with manufacturers around the world to bring the Android platform to cars. Users can also download the app to experience the magic of Android Auto without a compatible vehicle.
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.

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