Android Auto ‘Media picks’ seem for extra customers globally

After showing virtually a yr in the past, the “Media Picks” audio suggestion part now seems to be accessible extra broadly to Android Auto customers.

This feature was not precisely widespread when it first appeared as a part of what we are able to solely assume was an A/B check in late 2021. Nonetheless, it appears like much more Android Auto customers are beginning to see the “Media Picks” choice throughout the globe. A rising thread over on the /r/AndroidAuto subreddit noticed customers questioning if it was a brand new function with a number of studies suggesting they’ve had the choice seem over the previous few days and weeks (h/t Android Police). Nonetheless, it’s not clear if that is the beginning of a wider rollout to all Android Auto customers at this stage.

For these questioning, when accessible you’ll get a musical word icon within the navbar that can immediate you to “Faucet for recommended songs.” Tapping will launch the Media Picks menu, which is able to supply up particular person tracks, playlists, podcasts, information, and different audio in your drive when utilizing Android Auto. As soon as the UI has been pulled up, arrows seem on both facet for navigation. If you press on one of many suggestions, the menu disappears, and the window then disappears.

The unique report comes from an Android Auto consumer in the UK, however inside the thread, there are individuals suggesting that the Media Picks choice is on the market in Canada too. It’s not solely clear how audio strategies are generated, however, in contrast to the primary time this selection was noticed, there are strategies for extra apps reminiscent of YouTube Music, Google Podcasts, and even Plexamp. This hints that extra providers might be appropriate with the choice than we initially anticipated.

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