Kia Carnival Forum banner

How To Enable YouTube Videos with Android Auto

45797 Views 7 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  leoa69
Follow these steps to enable YouTube Videos (and a full web browser) to be accessed through Android Auto:

Prerequisites
1. A smartphone running Android version 6.0 through 12. Android 13 is currently not supported as of Jan 2023.
2. Any car with native Android Auto support.
3. Common sense to know NOT to watch videos while driving!

Obligatory Disclaimer
This is only a guide. It is your choice to follow or not follow it. I assume no liability if something goes wrong.

Instructions
1a. Go into your phone settings and enable app installations from unknown sources. Each phone OEM (brand) puts this setting in a different location so if you don't know where it is, you can find it here.
1b. Also enable developer options within your Android Auto settings on your phone and enable "unknown sources".
2. Visit the xda-developers forum from your android device and install the Android Auto Apps Downloader. This will allow you to install a 2nd app that enables YouTube on Android Auto.
3. After installing AAAD, open it and select and install "Fermata Auto".
4. Connect your android device to your car via USB cable, launch android auto, and go to your list of apps on the car's screen. You should see Fermata Auto. Launch it.
5. The UI for Fermata Auto should have a menu of icons at the bottom of the screen. Look for the YouTube logo and launch it. You can do the same with the web browser logo.
6. Enjoy! 馃槉

FAQ's
Question - Does this work for Apple devices?
Answer - No, Nope, Non, Nein, Nao, Nyeht, etc...

Question - Does this work while driving?
Answer - Probably, but see prerequisites above.

Question - Mine isn't working. How do I fix it?
Answer - Don't ask me. I don't work here.
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 2
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Tnx for the tip, unfortunately did not work for my Kia carnival, I get a blank screen after opening the app on the infotainment system. Can you post some screenshots of how it looks on your infotainment system?
4
Tnx for the tip, unfortunately did not work for my Kia carnival, I get a blank screen after opening the app on the infotainment system. Can you post some screenshots of how it looks on your infotainment system?
Here you go!

Communication Device Gadget Output device Telephony Portable communications device

Mobile phone Output device Communication Device Portable communications device Mobile device

Communication Device Gadget Flat panel display Audio equipment Font

Product Television Sports equipment Output device Gadget
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 2
So it worked for me after I made sure :
1. 'unknown sources' is checked in developer settings on AA on my phone.
2. Application mode in AA is set to : developer
Rectangle Font Screenshot Parallel Number
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 2
Thank you for this! I was able to watch YouTube videos before on AA in my previous car and they disabled the ability to access third party apps. Now my kids can watch YouTube videos again.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Just came to note that with the recent release of Android 13, the AAAD app is no longer compatible so you either have to wait until an update to the app is released or try to roll back your phone to Android 12 if you want to install this work-around. If you had it installed prior to updating your phone to Android 13, then video playback functionality should remain intact even though the AAAD app does not work.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Thank you for this! I was able to watch YouTube videos before on AA in my previous car and they disabled the ability to access third party apps. Now my kids can watch YouTube videos again.
To enable YouTube videos with Android Auto, you can try these tips shared below.
  1. Ensure that you have the latest version of the YouTube app and Android Auto app installed on your Android device.
  2. Connect your Android device to your car's infotainment system using a USB cable.
  3. Launch the Android Auto app on your device.
  4. Select the YouTube app icon on the Android Auto home screen.
  5. Browse for the video you want to watch using the touchscreen or voice commands.
  6. Once you have found the video you want to watch, tap the play button to start playback.
  7. The video will start playing on your car's infotainment screen. You can use the touchscreen or voice commands to pause, rewind, or fast-forward the video.
Note that some features of the YouTube app may be limited while using Android Auto, such as the ability to browse channels or search for specific videos. Additionally, it's important to use caution when watching videos while driving, and only watch videos when it's safe and legal to do so.
To enable YouTube videos with Android Auto, you can try these tips shared below.
  1. Ensure that you have the latest version of the YouTube app and Android Auto app installed on your Android device.
  2. Connect your Android device to your car's infotainment system using a USB cable.
  3. Launch the Android Auto app on your device.
  4. Select the YouTube app icon on the Android Auto home screen.
  5. Browse for the video you want to watch using the touchscreen or voice commands.
  6. Once you have found the video you want to watch, tap the play button to start playback.
  7. The video will start playing on your car's infotainment screen. You can use the touchscreen or voice commands to pause, rewind, or fast-forward the video.
Note that some features of the YouTube app may be limited while using Android Auto, such as the ability to browse channels or search for specific videos. Additionally, it's important to use caution when watching videos while driving, and only watch videos when it's safe and legal to do so.
Yes the trick is working for me thank you for the solution.
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top