1. Sophie007's Avatar
    I am considering purchasing a car without integrated navigation, but it has Android Auto.

    While navigating using google maps in Android Auto, are we able to simultaneously listen to the car radio?

    The reason I ask is that I am concerned streaming music through my phone would incur high data charges.

    Thanks!
    01-07-2019 07:55 PM
  2. dbareis's Avatar
    I am considering purchasing a car without integrated navigation, but it has Android Auto.

    While navigating using google maps in Android Auto, are we able to simultaneously listen to the car radio?

    The reason I ask is that I am concerned streaming music through my phone would incur high data charges.

    Thanks!
    Yes you can use normal SYNC3 sources while navigating with Google maps or waze
    01-07-2019 11:39 PM
  3. Sophie007's Avatar
    Yes you can use normal SYNC3 sources while navigating with Google maps or waze
    Thanks so much for answering!!
    SYNC3 comes with Ford cars.

    Could one assume other car systems (eg Nissan?) also allow you to listen to the car's radio in the background, while simultaneously navigating with google maps on Android Auto?
    01-08-2019 10:44 AM
  4. dbareis's Avatar
    Thanks so much for answering!!
    SYNC3 comes with Ford cars.

    Could one assume other car systems (eg Nissan?) also allow you to listen to the car's radio in the background, while simultaneously navigating with google maps on Android Auto?
    I wouldn't assume, if important test as part of your test drive.
    01-11-2019 04:14 AM
  5. Zobbyb's Avatar
    on ford sync 3 you effectively have to close Android auto and choose radio as the source and then go back into Android auto to continue navigating. unless I've missed a trick obviously?
    01-11-2019 11:23 AM
  6. dbareis's Avatar
    on ford sync 3 you effectively have to close Android auto and choose radio as the source and then go back into Android auto to continue navigating. unless I've missed a trick obviously?
    When you connect phone to USB, it mostly but not always switches to an AA source, just have to "return to sync", change audio source back, then return to navigation. Annoying and I will report it when I figure out who to.
    Zobbyb likes this.
    01-11-2019 01:45 PM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    It depends on how it is implemented in car side. Having some experience with multiple rental cars and my own Mercedes, it typically won't switch audio source even when you navigate. The only time it switches the audio source is when you use the media player of AA.

    Ford Sync's implementation seems odd and rather dumb, IMO.
    01-12-2019 07:55 AM
  8. J Wadle's Avatar
    My experience with two cars and AA (VW and Mazda) is that you can listen to music and navigation simultaneously only if the music/radio station is coming thru AA (e.g. Google Play Music, TuneIn, podcast, etc.)

    What you cannot do is listen to a radio station coming from the car radio (e.g. FM or SiriusXM) while getting navigation directions via AA.
    01-14-2019 12:43 PM
  9. foxbat121's Avatar
    My experience with two cars and AA (VW and Mazda) is that you can listen to music and navigation simultaneously only if the music/radio station is coming thru AA (e.g. Google Play Music, TuneIn, podcast, etc.)

    What you cannot do is listen to a radio station coming from the car radio (e.g. FM or SiriusXM) while getting navigation directions via AA.
    With my Mercedes, I can listen to radio or XM from car and navigation thru AA at the same time. So are a few rentals from different brands.
    01-14-2019 05:37 PM
  10. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    My experience with two cars and AA (VW and Mazda) is that you can listen to music and navigation simultaneously only if the music/radio station is coming thru AA (e.g. Google Play Music, TuneIn, podcast, etc.)

    What you cannot do is listen to a radio station coming from the car radio (e.g. FM or SiriusXM) while getting navigation directions via AA.
    Is this new? I used to be able to, but now I can't get AA to play turn by turn navigation.
    01-23-2019 07:56 AM
  11. Val Acabeo's Avatar
    Yes, with Toyota Corolla.
    01-24-2019 09:08 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Yes, my 2018 Accord Sport 2.0t allows you to use Google maps, and listen to I'm sirus satellite radio at the same time.
    jwboulder likes this.
    01-26-2019 06:56 AM
  13. Gangrel's Avatar
    My 2018 Nissan Leaf also allows car radio at the same time as AA.
    02-03-2019 06:26 AM
  14. maf113's Avatar
    my 2018 Stinger allows it.
    02-03-2019 01:16 PM

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