Car manufacturers are great at building cars (who would’ve guessed, right?), but they aren’t that great at developing nice media control interfaces. Besides, every car manufacturer has their own take on a media interface so there’s no uniformity. Fortunately, the tech companies decided to step in a few years ago and launched extensions of their mobile operating systems for the car, namely CarPlay and Android Auto. Plex today announced its support for Android Auto. It will enable seamless media integration in the car.
There are plenty of new cars out there that come with support for Android Auto right off the production line. There are also many third-party units available with Android Auto support.
Plex for Android Auto is going to make accessing your music in the car easier as it seamlessly integrated with the car’s display. The interface is simplified and the touch areas are larger so as to minimize distractions. All users need to get up and running is Android Auto and the new Plex for Android app.
They can then interact with Plex for Android Auto using the app on their phone, Google Voice, or the car’s dashboard. Any car infotainment system that supports Android Auto will be able to run Plex for Android Auto. The Android Auto interface for the app can also be used on an Android smartphone or tablet.
Plex says that the Android Auto support will be rolled out to everyone in the next few days.