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Thoughts on Apple Carplay/Android Auto

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    Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭ MillField


    I am looking into upgrading my 10 year old car and notice that a lot of cars now support Apple Carplay/Android Auto.

    For anyone that uses either system regularly, would it be a deal breaker to not have this technology in your car? Is it really worth it or something that you use rarely? I assume its main strength is being able to use the like of Google Maps instead of in-built navigation.

    Thanks for any responses.


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  • If you use Spotify on your phone, then it’s a game changer




  • As above, if you regularly use Spotify and Google maps it can be a very nice addition to a car. Takes away all the fiddling with the phone.




  • google maps, spotify, google music or just media monkey with all your music on an sd card if you don't want to use up your data. hard to go back




  • MillField wrote: »
    I am looking into upgrading my 10 year old car and notice that a lot of cars now support Apple Carplay/Android Auto.

    For anyone that uses either system regularly, would it be a deal breaker to not have this technology in your car? Is it really worth it or something that you use rarely? I assume its main strength is being able to use the like of Google Maps instead of in-built navigation.

    Thanks for any responses.
    I’ve a system that supports both,pioneer SPH 250 DAB , for me apple play is way smoother, but google maps is better than apples native maps,
    Sat nav Bluetooth, and Spotify is superb, and I wouldn’t do without them




  • colm_mcm wrote: »
    If you use Spotify on your phone, then it’s a game changer

    Agreed


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  • MillField wrote: »
    I am looking into upgrading my 10 year old car and notice that a lot of cars now support Apple Carplay/Android Auto.

    For anyone that uses either system regularly, would it be a deal breaker to not have this technology in your car? Is it really worth it or something that you use rarely? I assume its main strength is being able to use the like of Google Maps instead of in-built navigation.

    Thanks for any responses.
    I’ve a system that supports both,pioneer SPH 250 DAB , for me apple play is way smoother, but google maps is better than apples native maps,
    Sat nav Bluetooth, and Spotify is superb, and I wouldn’t do without them




  • The thing is - most car infotainment is going to age terribly. I’ve paid stupid money for nav systems on new cars in the past that don’t have a fraction of the functionality, the timely updates or the ease of use of AA/CarPlay.




  • The thing is - most car infotainment is going to age terribly. I’ve paid stupid money for nav systems on new cars in the past that don’t have a fraction of the functionality, the timely updates or the ease of use of AA/CarPlay.

    That’s the same for phones , tv laptops etc etc,I’ll have another few years of decent sounds.hands free calls,and great connectivity with my present system and will whip it out and put it into my next motor ( kept the original)


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