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What is Android Auto and how does it work?
Android Auto is an application that allows you to connect your Android phone to the infotainment system of your car. In this way, you can access some functions and apps on your mobile from the vehicle screen, using an interface adapted and optimized for driving.
To use it, you need a phone with Android 6.0 or higher and a car compatible with this technology. You can check the list of models available on the internet. You can also use Android Auto on your mobile screen, if you don't have a compatible car, downloading the app from Google Play.
To connect your phone to the car, you can do it through a USB cable or wirelessly, if your vehicle allows it. Once connected, you will see the Android Auto icon on the car screen. By pressing it, you will access the main menu of the application, where you can see the available apps, notifications, the Google assistant and settings.
How to put Spotify on Android Auto
To enjoy Spotify on Android Auto, you must have installed the Spotify app on your phone and have logged in with your account. You can use both a free and a premium account, although with the first you will have some limitations, such as not being able to choose the songs you want to listen to or having to put up with ads.
Once your phone is connected to the car, open Android Auto and access the menu of available apps by pressing the circular button. Look for the Spotify icon and select it to launch the music app in your car. You will see a simplified interface with four options: Home, Your Library, Search and Explore.
From Start you can access your recent content, like playlists you've listened to or podcasts you're following. in your library you can see all your songs, albums, artists, and saved podcasts. Then in Search you can enter the name of a song, artist or genre you want to listen to. And from Explore you can discover new recommendations based on your musical tastes.
To play a song or playlist, you just have to click on it. You'll see a play bar at the bottom of the screen where you can pause, resume, fast forward, or rewind the music. You'll also see the album or podcast cover art, title, and artist.
Tricks to take advantage of Spotify on Android Auto
Spotify is perfectly suited to Android Auto, but there are a few tricks you can use to enhance your experience and avoid distractions while driving. Here are some tips:
- Use voice control. You can use the Google Assistant to ask it to play a song, artist or genre just by saying “Ok Google” and the corresponding command. For example: "Hey Google, play rock music." You can also use Spotify's built-in voice control by tapping the microphone icon and saying “Hey Spotify” followed by whatever you want to listen to.
- Download music for areas without coverage. If you are going to travel in areas where there is not a good internet connection or you want to save mobile data, you can download your favorite playlists to listen to them offline. To do this, you must have a Spotify premium account and press the download arrow next to the album or playlist from your mobile.
- Create your own mixtape or use a ready-made one. If you want to have a personalized selection of music for your car trips, you can create a playlist with your favorite songs from your mobile or any other device where you use Spotify. You can also use one of the thousands of playlists that's on Spotify, searching for keywords like “travel music”, “driving music” or “road trip”.
- Don't forget the podcasts. In addition to music, on Spotify there is a wide variety of podcasts on different topics: sports, humor, culture, current affairs, etc. You can listen to them from Android Auto, accessing them from the Home option or from Your library. Podcasts are a great way to keep yourself entertained and learn new things while driving.
The road, now with your music
Spotify It is one of the best applications to listen music and podcasts in the car. With Android Auto, you can connect your phone to your vehicle's system and control the app from the car screen, easily and safely. You only need to have installed the Spotify app on your mobile and follow the steps that we have explained to you. Also, you can use some tricks to improve your experience and enjoy your favorite content to the fullest.
Don't let the music stay on your mobile. With Android Auto and Spotify, you can take it with you everywhere, even to the car. You just need an Android phone, a compatible car and the Spotify app installed. Connect your mobile to the car and access Spotify from the vehicle screen. Choose the music or podcast you want to listen to and control playback with your voice or buttons. Enjoy a simple and safe interface, designed so that you don't get distracted from driving. And take advantage of some tricks to enhance your experience, such as downloading music for hot spots or creating your own mixtape. Android Auto and Spotify are the perfect combination for those who love music and car trips. What are you waiting to try it?