After Amazon Music, which quietly joined the Android Automotive world earlier this month, here’s another media app stepping into this ecosystem. It’s LiveOne’s LiveXLive, the platform that promises access to over 30 million songs, 500 curated audio stations, and 235 exclusive podcasts. LiveOne’s media services are now available for download on Android Automotive from the Google Play Store right in the car, so the installation process is as straightforward as it can be.
This allows Android Automotive to offer more advanced integration with vehicle functions, including access to the climate controls, EV range information, and others. The adoption of Android Automotive is still in the early days, and while only a handful of carmakers already installed the operating system in their vehicles, many more are expected to do the same in the coming years. The full list of cars running Android Automotive is available here. The good news is software developers are also noticing the potential of Android Automotive, so they’re now working around the clock on bringing their apps to the platform.
Needless to say, the Android Automotive app ecosystem is growing, and most big companies are already there. For example, Spotify has already brought its client to this platform, therefore providing easy access to its large collection of tunes and podcasts. Without a doubt, the more carmakers will pre-install Android Automotive in their vehicles, the bigger the number of apps available for drivers, so expect more such news in the coming months and years as the platform takes off.