Apple Carplay Vs Android Auto
You've probably heard of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but what exactly are they? Apple and Google have created technology that allows drivers to easily and conveniently connect their phones to their cars, allowing them to access certain apps.
More and more car manufacturers are making their cars Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible, but trim level, price point and age of the model all play a factor in whether you will get it in a particular car.
To help you understand a little more about them and decide which is best for you, we’re delving into exactly what each one is, and how they’re different.
What is Apple Carplay?
Apple Carplay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later and is available in over 600 car models. You can either connect by using your USB port or wirelessly.
It was introduced as a safer way to have access to your phone while you’re driving. Your apps are all displayed on your cars built-in infotainment screen, and these are the basic apps you can expect to see:
- Apple Maps
- Apple Music
AppleCarplay also supports other third-party apps you can get on your iPhone, including:
- Google Maps
You can operate AppleCarPlay either by using Siri by pressing and holding the voice control button on your steering wheel, using your infotainment touchscreen or by using the dials and buttons in your car.