Plex coming to Android Auto in the next few days


The folks behind Plex have just announced their app and service will be coming to Android Auto in the next few days. One of the important missing features will finally arrive on all vehicles supporting Android Auto so that Plex users can experience their music.

Moreover, even if your car is not fully compatible with Android Auto, you will still be able to use Plex for Android Auto, but from your phone or tablet.

In order for that to work, you'll need the Plex for Android app and Android Auto. Simply interact with Android Auto from the app on your smartphone, your supported vehicle's dashboard, or by using Google Voice, and you're set.

Here are a few sample voice commands that will allow Plex for Android Auto users to interact with their music database while on the move:

  • Play my ‘If you cut me off I’m going to blast this horn‘ playlist on Plex;
  • Play ‘Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley‘ on Plex;
  • Play ‘Life is a Highway by Tom Cochran‘ on Plex.

If you've been using Plex on your Android phone, you'll notice the Android Auto version features larger touch areas, as well as a simplified interface and intuitive voice commands.

source: Plex

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2 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Kinda off topic, but does Samsung Music already support Android Auto? And speaking of Samsung Music, any experienced Samsung user know of the proper way of importing .m3u playlists files into the Samsung music app? If I drag and drop .m4a music files from my Surface Pro 2 to my Note 8's MicroSD card > Music folder, they automatically show up in the Samsung music app as expected. But for some reason, dragging and dropping updated .m3u playlist files to MicroSD card > Playlists folder doesn't update in Samsung music. After deleting the old playlists in the app, and dragging the updated ones to the directory, it still didn't update in the app. Any suggestions? Poweramp recognizes the updated playlists as expect, but I'd rather use Samsung Music on my Note 8.

2. nikhil23

Posts: 444; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Samsung Music is a great app. Unfortunately it is not yet supported in Android Auto. I haven't imported any playlists, so I can't help you there mate. Good luck

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