These Aftermarket Radios Support Android Auto Wireless

Owners of Samsung smartphones can finally make use of a year-old Google feature for the car—-Android Auto Wireless.

Like the wired version of Android Auto, the feature lets you link your Android phone to the radio and control it through easy-to-see touch screen icons (also voice control and steering wheel controls).  But with the wireless feature, you don’t have to take your phone out of a pocket or purse to plug it in via a cord. It all works wirelessly over WiFi.

Until now, only Pixel and Nexus phones were compatible with Android Auto Wireless.  But presently, Samsung Galaxy S8 and higher phones can benefit from a wireless connection.  The compatible Samsung Galaxy phone models include: the S8/S8+, S9/S9+, and S10/S10+ as well as the Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, and Note 10

If your car radio doesn’t support Android Auto Wireless, you can replace it with the following aftermarket head units that are Android Auto Wireless ready:

Pioneer:

2019 models:  AVIC-W8500NEX and AVH-W4500NEX

2018 models:  AVIC-W8400NEX and AVH-W4400NEX

Kenwood

2019 models:   DNX996XR, DNR876S, DDX9906XR, DDX8906S, DDX8706S, DMX906S, DMX9706S

2018 models:  DDX9705S, DNX875S, DMX905S, DDX9905S, DNX995S

JVC

2018 models: KW-V940BW, KW-M845BW

2019 models: KW-V950BW, KW-M855BW

Photo: Kenwood

 

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