The alternative to Android Auto: 4 options in a row

The alternative to Android Auto: 4 options in a row

Google has put the Android Auto app on the handbrake, but luckily the alternatives continue to drive. These are four good replacements for Android Auto.

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Alternatives for Android Auto

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At the end of June, Google ran the

Android Auto app for smartphones. From now on, the ‘app’ can only be used on car screens. Do you have a car without Android Auto support? Then you have to look for another way to use your phone safely on the road.

Google itself offers the built-in ‘Driving mode’ of the Google Assistant as an alternative. Unfortunately, this function is not (yet) available in the Netherlands, so it is of little use to us at the moment.

Google Assistent Driving Modus

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5 slimme inbouwradio’s die Android Auto naar jouw voertuig brengen Fortunately, there are alternatives to Android Auto. The most obvious is to use the ‘regular’ version of Google Maps. You can link this to a music player (such as Spotify) and thus mimic the main functions of Android Auto.

Of course you can also get started with the standard built-in navigation system of your car. However, the quality of these systems differs considerably from each other and does not always match Google’s on-the-go platform.

That’s why we’ve put together an overview of real alternatives to Android Auto. These dashboard apps have the most important functions of Google’s former app and – in combination with a phone holder – are safe for on the go.

Android Auto-app voor smartphones stopt nu: dit is er aan de hand

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1. AutoMate

One of the most famous Android Auto alternatives is AutoMate. This app can do just about everything that Android Auto can do and it also resembles Google’s platform in design.

The AutoMate home screen is made up of large, well-arranged maps. These show the most important information at that moment, such as navigation and upcoming calendar events.

Android Auto-app voor smartphones stopt nu: dit is er aan de hand

With AutoMate you can navigate, play music (and other media) and automatically respond to incoming calls and messages. It is therefore possible to respond to a WhatsApp message via voice control. Unfortunately, this function is not equally stable on all phone models.

Speaking of stability, AutoMate has been out of updates for a while. So don’t count on new functions and/or patches for the time being.

This alternative to Android Auto is free, but with the paid version (4.09 euros) you get extra functions. For example, you can control your phone via hand movements and choose more wallpapers.

AutoMate - Car Dashboard: Driving & Navigation

AutoMate – Car Dashboard: Driving & Navigation

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