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How can i select other apps when running Android Auto

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Itzik Feldman, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Itzik Feldman

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    When I connect my Nexus 6p to the car Android auto automatically starts and on my phone screen I can just see the text: Android Auto and I can't do anything with the phone.
    My wife connects with HTC M9 to the car and she can see on her phone all Android Auto compatible apps and select any app she wants. How can I do it on my phone? Currently if I want to play youtube for example I can't since Spotify is my default music app
     

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    You can't use YT with AA. When AA runs, it prevents you from interacting with the phone. That's why it shows the "Android Auto" screen.

    Does your wife have AA installed on her phone? Either she doesn't have it installed, or it isn't running.
     
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    Please excuse my intrusion into this thread but I'm hoping you might be able to answer an AA question for someone that has just installed a new Pioneer Head Unit but is uncertain if it is functioning correctly. I do have AA installed and running. Once connected to the HU it takes all control from the handset to the HU and you can't access the handset. The issue is this; the pre-purchase research indicated that the HU would display those apps that were AA compatible. While I believe that AA is installed and functioning, I can't for the life of me get any apps to display. The only explanations/causes I can come up with would be 1) incorrect cabling. 2) The Verizon Droid Turbo is missing something from the OS and is too old. or 3) This unit never had the capability of displaying the apps in the first place. The HU does allow the control (hands free) of GPS, Music, and SMS but no app display...
     
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    I have Android Auto in our 2017 Ford Escape and while I have iHeartRadio and Pandora, it only sees Pandora and when I click on Pandora in Android Auto, it just spins and spins, never giving an option to play whatever. Anybody seen this before?
     

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