What are the best Android Auto apps?

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    #1Waze

    Waze
    Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Howard Ortega
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "As far as what you would be the best Android Auto apps for navigation is, it's a toss-up between Waze or Google Maps. Both are great but Waze has the edge here for real-time updates from other users of the app, which is really useful for planning out your route."
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    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    He Zhang
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "The grandfather of all navigation apps deserves a place on this list. The app itself has seen a lot of visual updates that really makes it one of the best-looking app you can use for your car. Plus, it has one of the most detailed map data as far as landmarks and street names go."
  3. 10

    #3Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Russell Gutierrez
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "This app is pretty much a given as one of the Android Auto apps that you should get first. I'm able to enjoy all my tunes on the go and not have to worry about draining my phone's battery when I reach my destination. Win-Win."
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    #4Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has a separate messaging app to run alongside its social network service called Messenger. It has loads of free stickers, animated GIFs, voice, and video calling and it even can even be set as your default SMS app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android

    Free

    Lin Ma
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "If you use messenger a lot, then, this is a must for you. It features hands-free operation and it can even read your messages out loud so you can focus on driving instead."
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    #5WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Donna Hawkins
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "This is another great messaging app to have on your Android Auto car and works just as well as the Facebook Messenger app. You have it read out your messages and even dictate your replies to it."
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    #6Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts is an automated podcast app with lots of features, like sleep timer and auto download. With Pocket Casts you can manage, search, download and listen to over 300.000 podcasts. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Andrew Ford
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "I listen to a lot of podcasts whenever I can and having access to them on the go in my car is only a good thing. This is one of the best, if not, the best podcast app that I have tried with Android Auto."
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    #7Audible

    Audible

    Audible is home to a library of over 180,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Channels. This tool comes with a complete customization of your listening experience. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Sun Zhou
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "I've not tried using audiobooks that much but ever since installing this app on my Android Auto car, I'm starting to use it more now to read (listen rather) to some great classic reads."
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    #8NPR One

    NPR One

    NPR One is the audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news, stories and podcasts curated for you. Informing, engaging, inspiring and surprising. From the ends of the earth to the tiniest corners of your city.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Barbara Smith
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "This is a good one to have in your car whenever you want to keep up with the news from across the world while you're on your way to work or something. It's convenient and works well."

Summary

Best What are the best Android Auto apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WazeApps 17 Free
2Google MapsApps 12 Free
3SpotifyApps 10 Free
4Facebook MessengerApps 3 Free
5WhatsAppApps 2 Free
6Pocket CastsApps 2 Paid
7AudibleApps 2 Free
8NPR OneApps 1 Free
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