Honda’s intuitive HondaLink system gives you the flexibility to choose how you want to interact with your smartphone. In addition to using the vehicle’s interface or Apple CarPlay, you also have the choice of using Android Auto for those looking for an iOS alternative to their driving experience. So, how well does the system pair with your Android device? As a matter of fact, it does so perfectly! Take a look at all the brilliant features you get with Android Auto for both your smartphone and your Honda vehicle.
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One of the biggest advantages of using Android Auto (and Android phones in general) is the ease of use with Google Assistant. Everything you love about Google Assistant and the ease of use it brings comes available to you with just the press of a button on your steering wheel, or just by saying “Ok Google.”
In the same vein, Android Auto also lets you take control of all your music with just the sound of your voice. You can ask Google to start playing a specific song, album, playlist, and more. You can even ask Google to skip to the next track, go back, or even shuffle your library for you, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. If your car is parked, you’ll also have access to control your music through the HondaLink touchscreen display.
Continuing with Android Auto’s excellent voice-activated features, you can also send and answer your messages directly from the system. When you receive a message, Google Assistant will read the message back and give you the option to draft your own response with your voice or choose between one of several auto-reply responses.
Another huge advantage to using Android Auto is getting the absolute best Maps application and database fully-integrated into your Honda’s infotainment system. With Google Maps, you can get directions to any important location, or browse through several restaurants and shops recommended for you during your drive.
Additionally, any compatible app you have on your phone can also be used on your Honda’s Android Auto system. Apps such as Facebook Messenger, Waze, WhatsApp, Spotify, and more are all available through the system. If you’re unsure about whether you can use some of your other favourite apps on Android Auto, make sure to check its official page on the Google Play store.