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Do Mazda Vehicles Have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda6, Technology on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 am
Close Up of a MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay Menu

2018 Mazda6 Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capabilities

Do you spend a lot of time in your 2018 Mazda6 driving to work? Participating in neighborhood carpools? Going on family road trips? No matter why you are in the car, it is important to stay connected to your favorite mobile apps and streaming music — Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will fit the bill and will now be available in the Mazda6. Learn more about the 2018 Mazda6 Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities with this overview provided by Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas.


READ MORE: How To Stream Music with MAZDA CONNECT™ Bluetooth


When Will Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Be Available in Mazda Vehicles?

Close Up of Social Media Icons on a Touchscreen DisplayAn extension of the popular 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available in 2018 Mazda6 Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels. As of September, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available as a no-cost dealer upgrade and will be incorporated in Mazda6 models built after November as standard equipment. Schedule a service appointment with the Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas Service Department to receive the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade.

What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay provides drivers with a better, safer way to access the capabilities and functions of their iPhone in the Mazda6. With Bluetooth capabilities, you can connect your iPhone to the MAZDA CONNECT™ and will have access to an easy-to-use Apple CarPlay menu with large, intuitive icons. Apple CarPlay can be accessed via Siri Eyes Free, the touchscreen display and the MAZDA CONNECT™ rotary control. With this system in place, you will gain easy, one-touch access to Apple Maps, smartphone calls and texts, iTunes and your favorite downloaded applications.

What is Android Auto?

If you have an Android smartphone, Android Auto will upgrade your day-to-day commute with instant access to Google. Just connect your device to MAZDA CONNECT™ via Bluetooth and take advantage of Android Auto capabilities. With access to Google Assistant technology, all you have to do is say – Ok Google – and you gain hands-free access to text applications, Google Hangouts, Kik, WhatsApp and your telephone directory. To make your commute even more convenient, you will have access to Google Maps, Waze, Pandora, Spotify and more via Android Auto.


READ MORE: How To Use the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System


Explore the 2018 Mazda6 Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities with this overview of the latest addition to the Mazda6 resumé and learn how Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will upgrade your daily commute. Visit the Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas inventory today to find a Mazda6 that provides access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto!

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