Volvo’s Polestar 2 electric vehicle was the first car to come with Google’s Android Automotive OS (Operating System). Many other major car manufacturers, including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Honda are planning to launch future cars with Android Automotive OS. It is only imperative for major Android app developers to bring their respective apps to run efficiently on the major new automotive platform. Amazon has jumped the bandwagon to provide the Amazon Music app on the Android Automotive OS.
To recall, music streaming apps like Spotify and YouTube Music are already available for cars via Android Auto. The addition of Amazon Music to Android Automotive will allow audiophiles to explore more options and select what suits them the best. Moreover, Amazon Music is also bundled free with the Amazon Prime service.
Users on the Polestar forum reported that the Amazon Music app built specifically for the Android Automotive is already available on the Google Play Store. Users in the US have reported that the app is working fine on their cars. However, it doesn’t seem to be available for users in the UK yet. Although not advisable, you can download it by using a VPN set to a US location.
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Talking about the features of the Amazon Music app for Android Automotive, you get over 75 million music tracks in Lossless HD quality (16-bit, 44.1KHz) and about 7 million music tracks in Ultra HD quality (24-bit, 192KHz). Amazon Music Unlimited offers Spatial Audio and supports two formats: Dolby Atmos and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio. However, these features are available only if you have a subscription to the Amazon Music Unlimited service.
Cars in India are yet to adopt the Android Automotive OS, so you can simply enjoy Amazon Music via the traditional Android Auto and Apple CarPlay services till the new automotive operating system becomes mainstream in the country.