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Best apps for listening to music on Android Auto - 2023


Today we're going to review the best music-related apps for Android Auto. These are the audio players that provide the best listening experience.

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Developer: Audible, Inc.
Price: €1.09 - €184.99 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

Audible is an audiobook listening app for Android Auto developed by Amazon. After downloading, you get access to the world's largest library of audiobooks, which can be purchased by subscription.

With your first download, you get a free trial period of 30 days, during which you can use the Android Auto app.

In addition to audiobooks, audio shows, podcasts, audio magazines, etc. are available for your car listening system. Books are voiced by famous actors in multiple languages.

Users note the low battery consumption, saving places where you stopped - that is, if you stop and turn off the car, you can go back to listen to the book from the same place. Also, many praise the availability of little-known books, for example by contemporary French authors, as they rarely publish works available for other countries.


Developer: Artem Izmaylov
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.4 out of 5

A classic and familiar app for Android Auto. The Android version of the player is still popular in Europe and the United States. Now it is possible to listen to the tracks via Android Auto.

It does not have a built-in music finder, integration with the Internet and phono library. It is a player for playing music from your head unit device, a phone or a USB flash drive connected to your car.

AIMP has a minimalist design and works well even on older Android devices.


Developer: Audials Radio Software
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

An app that allows you to listen to the radio on your head unit. You can connect Android Auto to any of the radio stations, even if they are not in your access area. More than 100,000 web radio stations for every taste, from listening to music to sports commentary.

'Audials app is available in many languages, so it can even be useful for learning foreign languages by listening to radio stations in another language. Great for diluting attention on a long trip.


  • the absence of advertising,
  • the ability to adjust the equalizer
  • finding a station that will spin only one artist or one style of music.

BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts

Developer: BBC Media App Technologies
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.4 out of 5

The BBC is one of the most popular channels where you can find everything from sports games and animal shows to radio stations with news and retro music. There are a lot of live shows on the air.

An app from the BBC that concentrates all audio programs, podcasts, radio stations, and music via Android Auto.

One of the best options for a long trip.

Player FM

Developer: Maple Media
Price: €1.19 - €119.88 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.4 out of 5

An app that allows you to follow online radio stations and listen to music offline via Android Auto. Player FM is slightly less popular than the above software, but it's simpler and much cheaper.

You can enjoy audio and video podcasts while driving. You can adjust the playback speed, order, the app works with or without a subscription.

Simple Radio

Developer: Streema, Inc.
Price: Free / €0.99 - €24.99 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.7 out of 5

A minimalistic app created exclusively for listening to FM, AM and online radio stations from around the world via Android Auto.


  • simple and intuitive interface
  • combining both online listening and old school radio.

TuneIn Radio

Developer: TuneIn Inc
Price: €0.74 - €144.99 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.7 out of 5

Radio with a sports and news bias. The best option if you're a busy person and only have time to listen to music while driving a car.

TuneIn Radio doesn't just include news - you can also find podcasts and music from all over the world and in almost all languages. You can also enable geolocation and add local radio stations to listen to via Android Auto connected to a head unit.


Developer: Pocketbook International SA
Price: Free / €0.99 - €299.99 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.3 out of 5

PocketBook Reader is designed for listening to audio books on your mobile device connected to a head unit. It supports all popular types of documents.

The developers have implemented convenient navigation through the library by means of wheel-like menus. Such design, of course, takes some getting used to, which is understandable: it is rare to find such a know-how in any mobile audio player.

PowerAMP Pro

Developer: Poweramp Software Design (Max MP)
Price: Free / €4.99
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

PowerAMP is probably the most famous multimedia player for Android Auto with a simple and clear interface. By connecting the player to the head unit, you get a full set of music features, necessary for an audiophile.

On the main screen there is a cover of the song being played. Under the cover is the name of the song and album. Audio player has three navigation buttons and a timeline with smooth song scrolling.

In addition to playback controls, the player PowerAMP 3 allows you to sort music by folder and album, artist and genre. However, the last three options for filtering music are not quite accurate, as they are based on the tags specified in the audio file description. In addition, the audio player allows you to create your own playlists for further listening on Android Auto.

There are presets - preset equalizer settings. You can change the tone, stereo sound balance, there is a switch between stereo and mono sound, sound balance in the left and right headphone speakers.

Google Play Music app

Developer: Google
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

Google Play Music is a service that allows you to play music and podcasts on Android Auto. It combines a media player with a huge library of videos, music, and books.

It has a variety of features:

  • Overview. Contains sections "New", "Recommended", "Interesting", "Genres. Use this function to find favorite songs of famous performers and listen to new songs.
  • Replenishment phono library. Track can be downloaded in two ways - by using a special utility and the button "Replenish music library," and by using the capabilities of the browser Chrome (download performed by dragging the desired file in the window "Google Play Music").
  • Playback. The menu interface is distinguished by large keys and "floating" album cover art.

The developer offers the free and paid versions of the product. Free version works for 30 days and has a limited set of features and a small music database (up to 50 thousand tracks of domestic and foreign performers). The paid version has an unlimited music database (up to 35 million tracks), and has the function of listening to music on Android Auto without an internet connection.

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