In 2015, Chevrolet was the first automaker to roll out both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2016 models of their vehicles. This exciting announcement covered most of their cars – 14 to be precise.
While 2016 models that came with Chevrolet’s MyLink Infotainment system were pairable with Apple CarPlay, compatibility with Android Auto included only MyLink vehicles that came with 7-inch displays. Compatibility with 8-inch displays was rolled out later in 2016.
Below, you can find Chevrolet cars that come equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
- Camaro, Camaro convertible
- Silverado, Silverado HD
How Does Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Work?
Simply put, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are car assistant systems that enable you to access features on your phone through the infotainment system in your car or the interface of your phone. The features you can access include reading messages, playing music, calling your contacts, picking up calls, navigation, and many more through voice command.
In order to use Apple CarPlay, all you have to do is plug in your iPhone with a USB cable into a port in your car, and your phone’s interface will pop up on the multimedia screen with fewer apps. While the Phone, Messages, Maps, Music, Now Playing, Podcasts, and Audiobooks apps come standard, you can also add several third-party software, such as Spotify and Pandora, on your own. As is the case in all Apple products, Apple CarPlay is powered by Siri.
To use Android Auto (powered by Google Now), you first have to download the app on your mobile phone and then sync your phone with your car. After you successfully sync, you can then see a list of all the activities that are in play at the time of use – for example, your recent messages and calls, or the music that you are currently listening to.
At the bottom, there is a tab bar that features the Home Screen, Calls and Messages, Navigation, Music and Audio, and Exit.
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