There is a whole slew of unofficial Android Auto apps that add features that Google doesn’t quite agree with: like watching YouTube, mobile videos, or screen mirroring. Another application of the same line is IPcarTV, with which you can watch TV on Android Auto.
IPcarTV is similar to apps like TDTChannels, with the particularity that you can use it on the car’s built-in display, with Android Auto in between. It is quite easy to use beyond a small setup. We tell you how to install IPcarTV on Android Auto and start using it.
1. Use AAStore to download IPcarTV
Google doesn’t allow apps like IPcartTV on Google Play, so the only way to get them is using unofficial stores, like AAAD or AAStore. To install IPcartTV, you will first need to install AAStore on your mobile.
AAStore is an app that helps you install some Android Auto compatible apps that are not available on Google Play. To date, it has 16 apps in its repository. You can install AAStore on your mobile download and install aastore-1.0.2.apk from this Telegram channel.
With the app installed, the process is pretty straightforward. Open it, ignore the initial warning and press IPcarTV. Then press the button Install and wait for your installer download to finish. If this is your first time installing an app from AAStore, you will need to give it permission to install other apps first. With permissions in order, press Install to install IPcarTV on your mobile.
Remember that Android Auto applications are installed on the mobile And then, you can use them in Android Auto after connecting the mobile to the car ei ther via cable or wirelessly without cables.
2. Configure IPcarTV
After installing IPcarTV, you can simply use it by connecting your mobile to the car, but the list of TNT channels that seem available to you is quite possible that they do not interest you. Fortunately, from its settings you can add any m3u8 IPTV channel list of your preference.
To do this, open IPcarTV on your mobile and press Favorite channel playlist and manager. Then press the floating button and paste the web address of the list. The app itself recommends that you use this list from IPTV.org, although you can also use, for example, those from TDTChannels.
From the same application on the mobile, you can also unlock the Pro version with a donation of more than 2 dollars. Without paying, IPcarTV has some important limitations such as background audio, only one playlist can be added, favorite channels cannot be added, or only the first three channels in a list are loaded.
These are important limitations, although at least they allow you test before if the application works enough before you go. Remember, of course, that there are no guarantees and the app could stop working without notice at any time after a change in Android Auto.
3. TNT in Android Auto
At this point it is time to connect the mobile to Android Auto in the usual way. If all went well, IPcarTV should appear in the list of applications available in the Android Auto launcher.
If you haven’t unlocked the Pro version with a donation, IPcarTV will only show you the first three channels in the list. Tap any of them to open full screen playback on the Android Auto screen.
The the app works quite wellAlthough it will obviously depend on the stability of the internet connection, the quality of the IPTV broadcast and other factors. As we mentioned, the free version is quite limited, although at least it gives you a sense of what you’re going to find to decide whether you want to donate to unlock the rest of the features or not.