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Google Revs Up Android Auto with Fresh Apps, Screen Casting, and Expanded Developer Tools at I/O 2024

TLDR: Android Auto receives updates at Google I/O 2024, including new entertainment apps, Angry Birds, Google Cast, developer tools, and growth in Android Automotive OS adoption.

Google just announced an update for Android Auto at Google I/O 2024, bringing new apps, screencasting, and more to the automobile-based OS.


New Entertainment Apps

Select car models with Google built-in that support video, including Polestar, Volvo, and Renault, are getting a suite of new entertainment apps like Max and Peacock.

More options, more fun.

Angry Birds Comes to Cars

Angry Birds, the once-iconic bird-flinging simulator, is coming to cars with Google built-in. It joins other games like Pin the UFO and Zoo Boom, but these are only available when parked.

Google Cast for Android Automotive OS

Cars with Android Automotive OS are getting Google Cast in a forthcoming update, allowing users to stream content from phones and tablets. Rivian models will be the first to get this feature, with more manufacturers to follow.

New Developer Tools

Google is rolling out new developer tools to make it easier for folks to create new apps and experiences for Android Auto. There’s even a program to convert pre-existing mobile apps into car-ready experiences.


Android Automotive OS Growth

Android Automotive OS is becoming the de facto standard for car-based operating systems, with over 200 million compatible cars now on the road. Recent updates allow users to instantly check EV battery levels and take Zoom calls while driving.

The future of in-car entertainment and functionality looks bright with these Android Auto updates.


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