Android Auto™ makes it easier and safer to use your favourite smartphone apps on the road in your BMW. Control the functions conveniently by voice command via Google Assistant. This keeps your hands on the steering wheel and you can concentrate fully on driving. Just say "Hey Google" – and you're ready to go.
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What is Android Auto™?
Android Auto™ connects your smartphone wirelessly to your BMW, allowing you to access your favourite navigation, media and communication apps without distraction while driving. Using Google Assistant, you can conveniently control Android apps by voice, enabling you to concentrate fully on driving.
Which BMW models have Android Auto™?
Vehicles with BMW Operating System 7 or 8.
Vehicles with the optional equipment Connected Package Professional (6C4). Only available in conjunction with BMW Live Cockpit Plus (6U2) or BMW Live Cockpit Professional (6U3).
Vehicles with BMW Operating System 7 that feature the required equipment option can receive Android Auto™ via remote software upgrades.
The Android Auto ™service is available and active without runtime limitations. Usage cannot be guaranteed permanently due to potential future technical developments (e.g. of the Service availability and/or Smartphone compatibility/operating systems).
Note: The requirements for and availability of Android Auto™ may vary depending on the country.
What are the requirements for my smartphone to use Android Auto™ in my BMW?
The prerequisite for using Android Auto™ is a compatible Android phone with an active data plan and 5 GHz Wi-Fi support:
A Google or Samsung phone with Android 10.0
A Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, or Note 8, with Android 9.0
Other brand phones with Android 11.0
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