There's been a good bit of discussion in our Android Auto forums regarding Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the new Nexus phones, and how (or if) everything's working together. Well, we've got Android Auto. We've got new (and old) Nexus phones. And we've got Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Amazon Music is now available for Android Auto, bringing one of the better cloud music options to Google's in-dash infotainment system. It joins the likes of Google Play Music, Slacker, I Heart Radio, Spotify, TuneIn and others as part of the growing ranks of music apps available for Android Auto. The short-short version is that if you're an Amazon Music fan, you'll find yourself at...
Android Auto limits how many times you can tap the display before it locks you out. But that safety feature may ultimately do more harm than good to those of us sitting in the driver's seat — and in nearby vehicles.
Player FM is a highly capable podcatcher with a bevy of features that even the most hard-core podcast listener would demand. But when you strip it down for Android Auto, it's lacking in a couple areas.
The more apps we use with Android Auto, the more we appreciate simplicity. There's a pretty fine line between doing just enough, and going overboard. And Joyride (download here) — which is an excellent podcatcher unto itself — is pretty excellent as an Android Auto application.
iHeartRadio definitely has solidified itself as a capable go-between for the legacy terrestrial radio business, and the future (or present, really) of streaming music. And now that it's available as one of the launch partners of Android Auto, iHeartRadio brings that future to your car in a new way.