Hyundai Offers DIY Android Auto for Sonata
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Owners of the 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan with navigation can now add the Android Auto smartphone integration software at no charge at MyHyundai.com.
The software, which is also available at Hyundai dealerships, launches Hyundai's roll-out of the Android Auto, which will soon expanding to other models. The Android Auto-compatible navigation system with an eight-inch touchscreen display is available on the Sonata Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T models.
Android Auto helps keep drivers' eyes and attention on the road by integrating the advanced driving-related functions of the user’s smartphone with the familiar centralized screen, physical controls and microphone of their car. The smartphone’s screen becomes locked, so drivers are not tempted to look down and interact with their phones.
Owners will need the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system or later, and the Android Auto app on their compatible phone to utilize Android Auto in the Sonata. A micro USB cable is required to connect the phone to the car. The first time an owner plugs his or her phone into their parked Sonata, the phone will prompt the download of the Android Auto companion app from the Google Play.
Users of Android Auto will instantly recognize familiar Android phone applications, such as Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, phone calling and Google Play Music upon connecting their Android phone to their Hyundai vehicle.These applications can be controlled by voice, steering wheel controls and touchscreen.
Android Auto also will offer many popular third-party audio apps that owners have on their phones. Owners can find out up-to-date information about phone compatibility at through Google Support for Android Auto.
To obtain the software, visit the MyHyundai owner’s site. Sonata owners are also encouraged to watch the "How to Set Up Android Auto" video for instructions on how to download the software and install it in their compatible vehicles.