Installing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems from RadioMasters you can safely use the capabilities of Apple and Android while driving a car

What is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay was released in 2014 and Android Auto in 2015. Both systems display basic smartphone functions on the car’s multimedia screen.

This is exactly what the driver needs while driving: handsfree voice calls, music player, navigation maps and incoming messages. In addition, having a smart system is significantly different from connecting an analog phone to a car – in fact, you fully control your smartphone using the buttons on the steering wheel, without being distracted from the road.

A multimedia system with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is an excellent opportunity to quickly synchronise your smartphone with the car. This way you can either leave your phone in the holder or put it away so you don’t have to be distracted from the road.

Benefits of installing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Easy to use. No need to take your phone from your pocket or bag to connect;
  • Calls, SMS, contact list – everything is displayed on the main screen of the head unit;
  • Installing applications from the AppStore;
  • Installing applications from Google Play Market;
  • You can control audio streaming applications from your phone: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music and much more;
  • Ability to use navigation applications from your phone directly on the screen за your factory radio.

Key Features of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Apple CarPlay. Connecting an iOS device via Wi-Fi without a cable;
  • Android Auto. Using applications on Android smartphones without a cable;
  • Mirror Link. Duplicating your smartphone screen to your car screen;
  • Camera. Possibility of connecting the front and rear cameras of the car;
  • Bluetooth. Using standard bluetooth connection for music and calls;
  • USB Flash. Playing movies and music from a USB drive.

How Android Auto differs from Apple CarPlay

In general, this system, like Apple CarPlay, has a standard set of functions.

Among them:

  • hands free, linked to the car’s multimedia system;
  • the ability to receive calls and SMS using voice commands, and independently call your contacts;
  • synchronization with popular instant messengers (Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp), allowing you to dictate and listen to SMS;
  • support for maps, even in offline mode (including voice navigators);
  • the ability to display only useful applications on the taskbar;
  • listen to your favourite music, podcasts, audio books, plays, set up a radio.

But before you buy and install carplay system such as Android Auto or Apple CarPlay you should find out whether your smartphone can support this system.To do this, you need to contact Android support, where the makes and models of compatible cars will be listed.

With Apple CarPlay this problem almost does not exist, because all modern models of phones and tablets can connect.

Installing Android Auto in your car and connecting it to your multimedia device so that the overall system works correctly can be difficult – this is why you should contact the experts at RadioMasters Dublin. We are able to complete all the work in a few hours leaving no “traces” behind.

We provide a lifetime guarantee for the work done so the installation of Apple CarPlay of Andriod Auto will be safe.

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Faye Gallagher
Faye Gallagher
Absolutely love my carplay radio, installation was so quick and had the most helpful and kind staff helping me, 100% recommend
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Shrenik Doshi
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Adam Russell
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Niall Curtin
Niall Curtin
Got the media console on my Japanese import Prius changed to a new android unit with CarPlay. Works great. Quick, friendly service.
Alex Ivanov
Alex Ivanov
Called the shop to find out if they could install a apple car play system into my Audi A3 and upgrade my speaker system, was a very polite man talking on the phone booked me in for the same day got greated at the door by david who offered me some tea and coffee which was very nice of them took them a few hours to install but i couldn’t be happier thank you
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John Byrne
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Maria Kennedy
Maria Kennedy
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