Android Auto is an incredibly useful tool for drivers, allowing them to stay connected and entertained while on the road. With Android Auto, you can access your favorite music, podcasts, and navigation apps without taking your eyes off the road. But did you know that you can also watch Netflix on Android Auto? In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to get started.
Step 1: Check Your Android Auto Compatibility
Before you start, it’s important to make sure your Android Auto system is compatible with video apps like Netflix. Not all Android Auto systems support video playback, so check your car’s manual or consult with a professional to make sure it’s possible.
Step 2: Connect Your Phone to Your Car
To use Android Auto, you’ll need to connect your Android smartphone to your car. You can do this either wirelessly or with a USB cable. If your car supports wireless connectivity, make sure it’s enabled in your car’s settings. If you’re using a USB cable, plug it into your car’s USB port and connect it to your phone.
Step 3: Install Netflix on Your Phone
To watch Netflix on Android Auto, you’ll need to have the Netflix app installed on your phone. If you don’t have it yet, go to the Google Play Store and download the app. Once it’s installed, log in to your Netflix account.
Step 4: Enable Developer Options
To enable video playback on Android Auto, you’ll need to enable Developer Options on your phone. To do this, go to Settings > About Phone and tap on “Build Number” seven times. You’ll then see a message that says “You are now a developer!” Go back to the main Settings screen and scroll down until you see “Developer Options.”
Step 5: Turn on “Unknown Sources”
In Developer Options, scroll down until you see “Unknown Sources” and turn it on. This will allow your phone to install apps from sources other than the Google Play Store.
Step 6: Install AA Mirror Plus
Next, you’ll need to install AA Mirror Plus, a third-party app that allows you to mirror your phone’s screen on your car’s display. You can download the app from the AA Mirror Plus website. Once you’ve downloaded the app, install it on your phone.
Step 7: Connect to Your Car
To connect your phone to your car, start your car and turn on Android Auto. Then, open AA Mirror Plus on your phone and tap on “Start.” You’ll see a message on your car’s display that says “Connect this device?” Tap on “Always allow” and then tap “OK.”
Step 8: Open Netflix
Now that your phone is connected to your car’s display, you can open the Netflix app. You’ll see the Netflix logo on your car’s display. Tap on it to open the app.
Step 9: Choose a Video
Once you’re in the Netflix app, choose a video to watch. You can use your phone’s touchscreen to select the video you want to watch. The video will start playing on your car’s display.
Step 10: Enjoy!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite Netflix shows and movies on the road!
Watching Netflix on Android Auto is a great way to make long drives more enjoyable. With a few simple steps, you can connect your phone to your car and start streaming your favorite shows and movies. Just make sure to follow all the necessary safety precautions while driving, including keeping your eyes on the road at all times. Happy streaming!