How to use your Android phone as car Radio

If you are frequent traveler and most of your day time you are on road in your car than this article is going to be very useful for you. If you got many phone calls while traveling than its very dangerous to talk on phone while traveling. You can connect your Android Smartphone to your car radio is very useful for you. Beside listening music you can listen your phone calls on your stereo and answer them. You can also listen voice mails, text-to-voice SMS messages on your car stereo while driving.


Bluetooth helps you to sync your phone with your car stereo system. To do so pull the bar at the top of the screen down by dragging your thumb down the screen, select Bluetooth, and make the phone visible. From there, follow your car's connection instructions. After initial pairing, your phone should connect whenever you get in range.

Auxiliary Cable

If your car has a small input port labelled "Aux," "Auxiliary" or something similar -- and you don't mind an extra wire -- a cable will be the fastest and least expensive solution to your problem. Auxiliary cables, commonly found at electronics stores like Best Buy or RadioShack, have 3.5mm male connections on both ends, allowing you to plug straight in to your stereo. As a bonus, most Android phones will detect an auxiliary connection and put your phone in speakerphone mode when in a call.

FM Transmitter

Though they're often the most expensive solution, FM transmitters are perhaps the most efficient way to tune in to your car radio if you don't have Bluetooth/USB capabilities or an auxiliary port. Many, like Jabra's Cruiser line, Motorola's Motorokr line and Griffin's iTrip line come with built-in speakers and microphones so you can take calls through the device or the radio. Others work as standalone radio devices, but, at the same cost as a car kit, may not make as much sense for the money.


A USB jack isn't yet a common feature in cars, but if your ride has one, it very well could be your cheapest and fastest solution. To find out if your car's USB connection supports Android phones, plug your phone in via a charging cable and follow the onscreen prompts. If everything syncs up, the car should play music (as well as call audio) through your speakers. It adds an extra cable to the mix, but it's also inexpensive and fast.

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