Chevrolet is finally going to update its in car smart system to be compatible with Android Auto. The Android Auto update for Chevrolet will only be available to select 2016 models with the 8″ MyLink screen option. Chevy is offering its MyLink Infotainment system in 14 models of its brand in 2016, more than any other manufacture to date. There is a 7″ and an 8″ option for these systems but only the 8″ option will join Apple CarPlay in their cabins.
“Thanks to the hard work and determination of our engineering team, Chevrolet consumers who use Android phones will not have to compromise when choosing which MyLink system meets their needs – both the seven-inch and eight-inch systems will offer Android Auto capability,” said Alan Batey, president GM North America and Global Chevrolet. “We are working with our dealers to make the software update as quick and easy as possible to minimize any inconvenience to our owners.”
Your Android phone does need to be running Android Lollipop in order for it to take advantage of the MyLink system. Apps must be downloaded and installed on the phone before they can be used with MyLink. It’s great to see Android Auto making its way into more vehicles and that Chevy is willing to support the platform.
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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.