For example, Android Auto now supports wallpapers, allowing users to select a new wallpaper on the home screen right from their main devices.
All it takes is to go to the settings screen in Android Auto and then select a new wallpaper. A single tap is enough to display the selected wallpaper and then click done saving your changes immediately.
But there’s more in Android Auto 6.1, and one of the most exciting features is game support.
I know what you’re thinking. Games in Android Auto? Are they even allowed while driving? They are, if they come in the form developed by Google.
This new feature does not allow you to play FIFA 21 or Gran Turismo on your main unit, but actually use Google Assistant to launch voice-based games that do not require on-screen viewing.A closer look at the new games
So theoretically, playing a game on Android Auto is like playing a game with someone else in the car, as the whole purpose of this feature is to provide a conversation-based experience from one to the other.
What you need to know though is that these games are not specific to Android Auto but are actually powered by Google Assistant and are also offered to Android users on their phones. In other words, you get the same series of games as Android users, and these include Trivia Crack and Danger.
Additionally, while playing games while navigating with Android Auto, it can prove to be quite an enjoyable experience, and it can actually be very convenient when you are sitting in heavy traffic, a message that appears on the screen stays there, as long as you play games. However, do not look at it, so be sure to focus on the road no matter what.
This is actually the reason why the games are developed right from the start with a voice-based approach. Because you can control everything with your voice and interact with the game without touch, you can continue to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
How to play Android Auto games
There is no new button in Android Auto to play games, and considering that the whole experience is driven by your voice, launching them comes down to the same approach.
Just like on Android, you can use a command sent to Google Assistant to launch a game. Just say so “OK, Google, let’s play a game,And then Google Assistant has to wake up and start one of the two titles mentioned above.
Each time you are asked a question, you can answer using your voice so you do not have to look at the screen or touch anything on the main unit to play the game.
Therefore, they are the only supported games right now Trivia and Danger, as they both allow for a conversation-based experience, but there’s a chance that Google will add more in the coming months using the same approach.
When you’m done playing the game, just ask Google Assistant to do something else or tell it to “end the gameAnd then you have to go back to the standard experience on Android Auto.
Keep in mind that these games are only available as part of the Android Auto 6.1 update, and as long as Google Assistant is enabled on your device. Of course, that means you have to live in one of the regions where Google Assistant is available and use a supported language for it all, such as English.