After showing nearly a yr in the past, the “Media Picks” audio suggestion part now seems to be accessible extra extensively to Android Auto customers.
This feature was not precisely widespread when it first appeared as a part of what we will solely assume was an A/B take a look at in late 2021. Nevertheless, it appears to be like 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 experiences suggesting they’ve had the choice seem over the previous few days and weeks (h/t Android Police). Nevertheless, 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 be aware icon within the navbar that can immediate you to “Faucet for advised songs.” Tapping will launch the Media Picks menu, which is able to provide up particular person tracks, playlists, podcasts, information, and different audio on your drive when utilizing Android Auto. As soon as the UI has been pulled up, arrows seem on both aspect for navigation. While you press on one of many suggestions, the menu disappears, and the window then disappears.
The unique report comes from an Android Auto person in the UK, however inside the thread, there are folks suggesting that the Media Picks choice is offered in Canada too. It’s not completely clear how audio strategies are generated, however, not like 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 can be suitable with the choice than we initially anticipated.
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