What is Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®?

February 26th, 2019 by

What is Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®?

Explore our new vehicle inventory and you’re likely to find that most of our available models like the Dodge Charger Hellcat offer Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® smartphone integration, but what is Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®? Learn more about what these handy features can do with Tri State Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM below!

What is Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®?

Put simply, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® software allow drivers to sync their vehicle’s onboard infotainment system with the apps and features of a compatible smartphone. All you need to do is connect wirelessly or via a USB cable to bring those features to your vehicle’s built-in display. You’ll then use voice commands, touchscreen interfaces, and control knobs to take command.

The vast majority of vehicles offer both types of software, so you’ll enjoy leading smartphone integration whether you’re team Apple or team Android. Be advised that older smartphones may not integrate with the latest Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® software.

What Can You Use Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® for?

You can use Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® software for anything from streaming podcasts and audiobooks to communicating with friends and family, hands-free. Here are some of the highlights of Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®:

  • Navigation: Use Google Maps or Apple Maps to navigate to all the best Missouri BBQ joints without getting lost or hitting traffic. Features include voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, and lane guidance.
  • Music: Use Google Play Music, iTunes, or Apple Music to access millions of songs and enjoy an endless stream of commercial-free music wherever your drive takes you.
  • Communication: Need to keep in contact as you navigate St Joseph or commute from Clarinda to Bedford? Access your smartphone’s contacts list, then make phone calls or send and receive messages without taking your hands off the wheel.
  • Apps: A growing range of apps are available to you while you drive, including Audible, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Pandora, NPR One, Amazon, Tidal, and At Bat.

Find a Vehicle with Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto® at Tri State Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Today!

Whether you want to explore Apple CarPlay® radio or check out the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior, a visit to Tri State Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is in order. You can contact us any time to learn more about which vehicles include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, like the Chrysler Pacifica, or compare Jeep Cherokee to Compass – just schedule a test drive to experience this smartphone integration first-hand. The RAM 1500 is equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® through Uconnect®. Compare the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 to learn about the other great interior features you’ll get from the RAM 1500, and check out Jeep Wrangler colors and Dodge R/T trim levels, also equipped with Uconnect® – and see how it compares when used in Chrysler Pacifica vs. Honda Odyssey.

Whether you’re learning if Chrysler is Dodge, or want to learn more about connectivity features, our team is always here to help you learn more!

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