Zoom and Weather Channel Coming to Android Automoitve

Google announced  latest apps and features from Android Auto and cars with Google built-in.

Stay productive on the road with Android Auto

Beginning today, Webex by Cisco and Zoom are both rolling out on Android Auto with audio-only capability, introducing a whole new category of apps. Years ago, the ability to answer a phone call directly from your car display revolutionized how we communicate on the road. We’re taking the next step by making it easy and safe for you to quickly join scheduled meetings and conference calls from your car display, so you won’t have to go fumbling for your phone.

Google is continuing to expand video apps in cars with Google built-in to keep you entertained while parked. Prime Video is now available on Google Play for select Renault, Polestar and Volvo Cars, with other brands to follow. Whether waiting for school to let out or charging passengers can now catch up on  favorite content including the Emmy-winning series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” hits like “AIR,” “Creed III,” “The Boys” and “The Summer I Turned Pretty” and more.

Google is also expanding parked entertainment options beyond video. Already available in some cars as a standalone app, Vivaldi, a Chromium-based internet browser, is rolling out starting today on Google Play in the car. With Vivaldi’s powerful functionality, you’re able to browse the web safely while parked so you can make the most of your time.

Soon users will able to download The Weather Channel app from Google Play on cars with Google built-in. The Weather Channel, the world’s most accurate weather forecaster, allows drivers to always stay up-to-date on changing weather conditions with hourly forecasts, follow-me alerting and “Trip View” radar, helping keep drivers aware of the conditions ahead.

Google is growing support for digital car key, which allows you to unlock, lock and start your car with just your phone. You’re even able to share your digital key wirelessly with family and friends across both Android and iOS. Already available in several European countries, support for digital car key is now rolling out on select Hyundai, Genesis and Kia models in the U.S., Canada and Korea, for drivers with compatible Pixel and Samsung devices like the Pixel 7 Pro and Samsung S23+. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow support with additional automakers in the coming year.