The easy way to Carplay & Android Auto

How to Set up CarPlay [Quick Guide]
How to Set up CarPlay [Quick Guide]

Without changing your car stereo!

Or buying an android headunit!

Keeping the stereo

A lot can be said for keeping the OEM car stereo or even the aftermarket Kenwood/Pioneer/Alpine quality head units. These are well made with quality components. But they sound great but may be lacking modern features such as CarPlay or Android Auto.

No Change

You don’t want to replace the existing equipment with an android headunit. There can be several reasons for this, cost is a big factor. To get a good android headunit takes money and then add the cost of apple carplay and the cost rises. Installing a new head unit incurs costs and time, that could be better spent elsewhere.

Apple Fan

There is no android draw to an iPhone user. The totally unfamiliar android interface bring no joy to an apple user. What the iphone users want is just carplay – the apple, the siri, the apps on a bigger screen. Well, there is a solution…

Car Play & Android Auto

The CarPlay and Android Auto screen includes a reversing/backup camera and optional GPS module. But the main selling point is the screen and its built in carplay and android auto compatibility. This is effectively a dumb screen that can show the rear facing camera, but mirrors the phone screen for apps.

Supplements

The screen sits on the dashboard but doesn’t replace the car stereo. You keep the OEM or aftermarket car stereo but the screen acts as the mirror device. The advantages are cost. You don’t need to buy a complete android system just to run android auto or apple carplay. A basic screen will do the job at much less cost. You may find this is all you need, particularly for apple users that don’t have any android apps anyway. Those that are happy to mirror their high-end android mobiles would benefit from the android auto screen.

How to get the carplay screen?

You can get the 10.26″ Dash Cam Rearview Camera Wifi Carplay & Android Auto 4K DVR GPS Navigation Video Recorder Dashboard Dual Lens 24H Park on Aliexpress. With options to include just the power lead, a GPS module and/or the reversing camera.

Pie-Man
Pie-Man
Android guy who loves his android head units as much as he loves his cherry pie.

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