Google is expanding its video app offerings for cars in Google’s built-in Android Auto app, adding Prime Video and many other apps to the lineup.
“Across Android Auto and cars with Google built-in, we’re continuing to bring more apps to cars in order to make your drive more convenient, entertaining, and safe,” says Android Auto’s director of product management, Haris Ramic, in a recent announcement.
The app will be available starting today on Google Play for select Renault, Polestar, and Volvo cars, including the Volvo EX90, with other brands to follow.
You might be wondering if watching Prime Video on Android Auto while parked is safe. The good news is that Google has taken safety into account, and the app may also be designed to prevent users from turning it on while the car is moving.
Besides that, Google also brought a lot of new apps to the table. Vivaldi, a Chromium-based internet browser, is rolling out on Google Play in the car.
WebEx by Cisco and Zoom are also rolling out on Android Auto with audio-only capability.
The Weather Channel app is now available on Google Play for cars with Google built-in, providing hourly forecasts, follow-me alerting and “Trip View” radar to help drivers stay aware of the conditions ahead.
Digital car key support is expanding to select Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia models in the U.S., Canada, and Korea, for drivers with compatible Pixel and Samsung devices.