There's no shortage of Internet radio options available on the Play Store, but we're still waiting for all of them to get on the bus (so to speak) with Android Auto. Today Deezer, another streaming radio option, gets official support for Android Auto baked into the Android app. It's live in the Play Store now, though it may take a while for the rollout to reach every user. According to the change log, Android Auto support is only available for users who subscribe to Deezer's Premium+ option.
Deezer's Android Auto interface allows users to start "Flow" radio, mixes, playlists, or albums directly from the Auto menu, plus all of the standard playback management options. The only other usability change in this version of the app is the ability to sort mixes by either genre or popularity. The change log also says that Chromecast support has been improved, though the specific nature of those improvements isn't mentioned - it only says "less malfunctions, more stability." Which is nice, I suppose.
Deezer offers streaming to 180 different countries and territories, though Android Auto is obviously a lot more limited than that. App support is still a bit lacking as well, with only a few dozen music and communication apps officially compatible with the platform.
London, 24th February 2016: Deezer, the leading global on-demand music streaming service available in more than 180 countries with over 6 million subscribers announced support for Android Auto to empower drivers with an easy-to-use app that allows users to listen to all their favourite music inside the comfort of their cars.
Android Auto brings many of the apps drivers know and love through an interface that’s built for safe driving, including Deezer. Android users running Lollipop 5.0 or higher can access Deezer’s Android Auto directly from their dashboard.
Available to use in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, Deezer Premium+ and Elite subscribers can take the world’s largest music library on the road, with instant access to over 40 million songs and endless options to discover new tracks and artists.
Android Auto users can also make it a hassle-free driving experience with Deezer’s signature Flow, an intuitive single click radio channel that incorporates sophisticated algorithms, user generated data and music expert recommendations to suggest and play the songs that users want to hear.
Deezer on Android Auto features include:
Flow – A single click music stream featuring customized and precise selection of songs tailored to the listeners’ taste
Mixes – Recommended selection of songs based on listeners’ moods and tastes
Your Favourites, Playlists and Albums – Play all you saved playlists and access your music in offline mode
Playlist Voice Search – Voice command to listen to specific playlists while you drive
"Hit the road and sing your heart out" said Alexander Holland Chief Content and Product officer at Deezer, "but don't forget to keep two hands on the wheel using voice command to enjoy your music!”