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Android Auto is a relatively new in-car infotainment platform from Google that’s based on Android, many major car manufacturers have already adopted the platform and will be shipping it in their new vehicles. However it’s not mass market just yet even though Google has also partnered up with OEMs to create aftermarket solutions to bring Android Auto to older cars. This is one of the reasons why there aren’t a lot of apps with Android Auto support but the list is surely increasing gradually.

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Slacker Radio is the latest app to join that list. This means that folks who have an Android Auto compatible system in their car can now use this app when they’re on the road in a safe manner. The app provides access to countless radio stations curated by the Slacker Radio team.

Using Android Auto is quite simple if you have a compatible car or aftermarket system. An Android device needs to be plugged in via a USB cable and it must be running version 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

After the device is connected its screen gets locked out and a custom user interface comes up on the in-dash display which features Google Now-like cards and the ability to run apps that also have modified UIs to ensure minimal distraction for the driver.

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