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Amazon Music Gets support for Android Auto

September 4, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Amidst all of the IFA excitement today, Amazon had an exciting announcement of their own. Today, the company announced that their Amazon Music app is now available on Android Auto. Which adds yet another source of entertainment for you while you’re driving. So basically, if you update the Amazon Music app to version 4.5, you will see Android Auto support when you plug your phone in the car. That’s if you have an after-market head unit for Android Auto, or Android Auto built into your car, of course.

Amazon Music is one of the newer perks of Amazon Prime. As such, Prime users get access to all of the Music in Amazon Music for free. Well it’s not technically free as you are paying that $99 per year for Amazon Prime. But it’s a nice addition. When Amazon Music first launched, the selection wasn’t all that great, but since the launch that has changed, and changed for the better. Also, since the launch, Amazon has added radio stations to their app. Speaking of which, in this update Amazon has also added those stations to the search functionality in Amazon Music. The search function also now populates as you type, similar to what Google does when you are performing searches.

The app is available for download now in the Play Store, and should be added to the Android Auto section of the store fairly soon. It’s another option that drivers will have now in addition to the greats like Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn Radio and many others. All of which are great music apps for listening to tunes in the car. And there are bound to be plenty more making their way to Android Auto as the platform begins to mature a bit more. You can find the Play Store listing from the source link down below.

Outside of the search inclusion of stations and adding Android Auto support, the update isn’t all that big. We have bug fixes and stability improvements here in this version of Amazon Music, and that’s about it for version 4.5. Not a huge update, but still pretty big.