Hyundai is shipping their 2015 Sonata models with Android Auto built in and those who already have the vehicle will be able to still get Android Auto through a software update, which I will get to shortly.
A quick recap as to what Android Auto is: it is a way to keep the driver less distracted while behind the wheel. A simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions will allow the driver to keep their eyes on the road and off of their phone. Navigation is used with Google Maps, Music through Google Play Music, control everything with your voice, and as for apps, iHeart Radio, Kik, Skype, Spotify, and TuneIn Radio are included, along with some others.
Now, back to on how to install Android Auto into the vehicle. You will first need to make sure you have Hyundai’s Navigation package on your vehicle. If you already do have it, next you’ll need a USB drive. Later this summer, Hyundai will make the Android Auto update available for download on their website. After downloading and copying the data to your drive, you’ll plug the USB drive into the cars USB port and the system will update itself with the new software. Then plug in your smartphone into the port with a USB cable and you’ll be prompted to download Android Auto. Keep in mind that Android Auto does require Android 5.0 and later.
Once the software has been installed, the setup menu will show, so you just need to go through that. Do make sure you are not moving while going through the prompts. You will get to a screen where Android Auto will turn on Bluetooth to pair and sync your contacts. Applications that use Android Auto would have been installed. Those apps are what I have named above. All set up? Awesome. Now you’ll be on your way with using Android Auto in your car. Feel free to impress your friends or family.
Have a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with Navigation enabled and plan on adding in Android Auto? Let us know how it goes once the update is available. For those who do not have the vehicle, what are thoughts on Android Auto? Drop a comment in here, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.
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