Finding your favorite tunes just got easier in Android Auto

Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat support

Android Auto adds media and messaging features

All of these changes are applicable to both the standalone app experience and the connected in-car experience, which continues to be one of the strengths of Android Auto.

That version of Auto isn't here quite yet, but Google is still issuing updates to the traditional Android Auto app to make the user's experience more enjoyable and much more useful. While it's not a ideal replica of your smartphone experience, new features for searching for music, books, podcasts and viewing messages are trying to make it less of a hassle to have to drive and be away from your phone.

Meanwhile, the app bar in "My apps & games" is now stark white - matching Google's broader design language - with the previous green accent only present to note what tab you're currently viewing.

The new media features are now available for Google Play Books, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, and Spotify, with more supported apps coming soon. You can also ask for a specific song, podcast, or book.

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It's nice to see Google focused on bringing a stellar Auto experience for users, and these updates should make the whole experience better and safer for users.

Android Auto now supports MMS and RCS messages in addition to SMS, meaning you can take part in group conversations in apps like Android Messages and WhatsApp.

Today, Google is pushing updates to media and messaging on the Auto platform.

Unforunately, we were unable to see in on our end from either iOS or Android despite having Google Music / YouTube Premium subscription. Once again Google says it will add support for other messaging apps in the near future. The updates will roll out in the next few days.

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