Add Android Auto To Your Factory Radio or
How to Get Android Auto
Smartphone technology like Google Voice has made our lives easier. Without looking at our phones, we can ask Google to get us directions, send someone a text, call a friend or open up a music app. When combined with an Android Auto compatible radio, we can do all these things safely and conveniently as we drive.
If your vehicle is not already equipped with this coveted technology, you may be wondering how to get Android Auto added. Rest assured, there are a variety of aftermarket Android Auto stereos available from premium brands such as Alpine, JVC, Kenwood and Pioneer. Once an Android Auto radio is selected, a qualified and skilled car audio technician can remove your factory radio and install an aftermarket Android Auto stereo in its place.
How to Get Android Auto Installed Aftermarket
Professional Car Stereo stores use vehicle specific installation parts to retrofit an aftermarket Android Auto radio into your vehicle. These dash installation kits often match the color, finish and texture of your vehicle interior so that the aftermarket radio looks neat and appropriate in the dash. Additionally, parts are often used to retain vehicle features such as steering wheel controls, reverse camera, SiriusXM, park distance sensors and more. Depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle, you may be limited to Android Auto stereos that are iDatalink Maestro compatible.
The iDatalink Maestro module is an advanced steering wheel control module sometimes used to get Android Auto in vehicles equipped with features like a rear seat entertainment system or blind spot camera.
Wired or Wireless Android Auto
A quick google search for Android Auto stereos will result in a dizzying array of options. One of the key features to consider is whether or not you want your connection to Android Auto to be wired or wireless. However, that is just one minor feature to consider when retrofitting Android Auto to your vehicle.
If you’re unsure of how to get Android Auto installed in your vehicle and unclear about what features to look out for, contact an MES dealer in your area today. Work with a professional who will take the time to go over all the different options available as well as clarify which options are best suited and compatible with your vehicle. To get Android Auto installed, they will recommend which parts are needed and why, helping you to navigate the plethora of parts on the market and narrow down the best option for your vehicle and budget.