Wireless Android Auto is now available in 15 Latin American countries
Wireless Android Auto was announced a while ago and it has slowly been trickling out to more devices and countries. Earlier this month, a few Samsung flagship devices received support for it. This goes along with the big redesign of the interface that began rolling out this summer. Now, Google has added 15 new countries in Latin America to the list of places where wireless Android Auto can work (assuming you have a supported phone and head unit).
Here is the full list of recently added countries:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
For those not familiar, wireless Android Auto is exactly what you would expect. It means you’re not required to plug in your phone to use Android Auto on the car’s infotainment system. Wireless Android Auto establishes a connection via WiFi Direct, which requires a modern Android smartphone and a newer head unit. It’s obviously much more convenient to use, but it might not be worth going out and upgrading your current setup. Eventually, this will become the standard method of using Android Auto. Until then, hopefully, you have a supported device and head unit in a supported country.