How to install any app in the car with Android Auto

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Install applications on Android Auto it's not as easy as doing it on an Android phone or tablet. Fortunately, thanks to tools like Android Auto Apps Downloader o AAAD, it is possible to download apparently incompatible apps to use them directly in the car.

AAAD is a tool free and open source, meant for install third party applications appropriately in order to be able to use them in vehicles with Android Auto, thus bypassing the restrictions imposed by Google since 2018.



Applications in Android Auto.

How to use Android Auto Apps Downloader to install apps on Android Auto

How AAAD works is simple - the tool allows you to choose an application to install on your mobile. Once the installation is complete, the app can be used in auto with Android Auto.

Thanks to this process, Android Auto Apps Downloader enables the ability to run applications that are not in Google Play for Android Auto, as readers video or third party music players.

I steps to follow to install apps on Android Auto using AAAD are as follows:

  1. Download the latest version of the Android Auto Apps Downloader APK file from the project's GitHub repository.
  2. Install the APK file of the application on your Android mobile.
  3. Open the AAAD app on your mobile.
  4. Choose one of the applications from the list to download it. Once the download is complete, you just need to install the application.

AAAD offers several applications to install in our car with Android Auto.


By default, AAAD provides a set of predetermined third-party applications that can be installed in our car with Android Auto, such as the Auto Stop video player, which also includes a complementary app designed to allow the ability to control video playback using the car steering wheel controls - se li hai.



Currently it is not possible to download other third party applications like Netflix, because these apps they are not optimized to work with Android Auto or they are incompatible.

Furthermore, it is necessary to remember that, in the free version, AAAD allows us to install only one application per month in our car with Android Auto, which implies that it would take ten months to install the ten apps available today, although the developer claims to be working on adding support for new apps–. If you want to remove this restriction, you will need to pay 3,5 euros.


All new versions of Android Auto Apps Downloader released over the months can be downloaded from the official project repository. At the time of this article's publication, the version 1.2 is the latest version.

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