How Do I Connect to Android Auto and Use Its Apps?

2022 Kia Sportage Interior View


The first thing you’re going to want to do after you get the keys to your new Kia is sync your phone to Android Auto. Cornerstone Kia has created this guide to help you learn how. To execute Android Auto applications seamlessly, and to use them effortlessly, just follow the guide below. Your Kia and your phone will live in harmony, allowing less-to-no friction for you as you enter and exit your new Kia. Read on to learn how to connect your phone to Android Auto, and how to use its apps flawlessly!



Kia Android Auto

Staying connected with Andorid Auto is easy, especially with Kia Android Auto. We’ll go over the basics of the system here, from initial connection to apps and audio. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at Cornerstone Kia!

Connect to Android Auto

As long as your phone meets these requirements, it can connect to and used the Android Auto in your Kia:

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop or Higher
  • USB Connection
  • Access to the Google Play Store

This information can be found in Settings, in the About Phone section. To connect your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Play Store
  2. Download the Android Auto App from
  3. Launch the App
  4. Press the Setup Button on Your Dash
  5. Tap the Phone or Connectivity Button on Your Vehicle’s Screen
  6. Enable Android Auto
  7. Connect Your Device via the USB Cable
  8. Tap the Android Auto Button from the Home Screen

Android Auto Apps

Android Auto apps unlock an enormous number of functions. For example, a Kia Sportage with Android Auto can make calls, stream music, and access news. A Kia Seltos with Android Auto can do all that plus check the weather, and much more! All Kia vehicles have access to the same apps, which grant the same capabilities. Here are just a few of the most popular apps available for Rogers and Otsego drivers:

  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • YouTube Music
  • Google Play Music
  • Rainwave
  • iHeart Radio
  • TuneIn
  • Scanner Radio
  • Google Maps
  • Waze
  • Audible
  • ABC News
  • MLB.Com
  • New York Times
  • NPR One
  • Yelp

Android Auto Messaging

A great way to stay in touch while driving, without texting or any other distractions, is Android Auto Messaging. There are a large number of Android Auto apps available that allow you to message through your voice, on the go. And without the inherent and significant danger of typing while behind the wheel. Here are a few Android Auto messaging apps:

  • Facebook Messenger
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Pulse SMS
  • Kik
  • Hangouts
  • WeChat
  • Google Allo
  • Signal

Experience Android Auto with Cornerstone Kia

Many of the new vehicles available near St. Michael have Android Auto. Take advantage of our excellent financing opportunities and take a look at an Android Auto equipped vehicle today!

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