There is a very quick and easy way to mirror your mobile screen using Android Auto: AA Mirror Plus app. With this app installed on your phone you will see the small screen on the vehicle console; Having the ability to watch YouTube videos when you are not on the move, you can make a video call or any other task that comes to mind.
Duplicating the mobile’s screen so that it can be seen on TV is super easy on Android if you have a Google Chromecast or Android TV (which also includes Chromecast). Now: what if you wanted to see the phone screen in the car console taking advantage of the fact that you have Android Auto there? By default, this cannot be done, but there are applications that do it with little effort; like AA Mirror Plus. This, yes, only for those times when the car is parked, it should not be used while moving
Reproduce the mobile screen on the car console without complications
AA Mirror Plus is the evolution of the initial project, AA Mirror, an application that allows you to mirror the mobile screen in a car with Android Auto. With the Plus version, there is no more requirement than have it installed on the mobile and the vehicle system detects it as native (no ROOT required). For this we will be using AAAD, a great installer that will work almost all the magic.
In order to be able to duplicate the mobile screen, you need to follow the following process:
- AAAD allows the installation of an application free of charge (to avoid limitations, it requires a payment of 3.5 dollars). Search for AA Mirror Plus and download it to your phone.
- You have everything ready: all you have to do is open AA Mirror Plus in your car’s control panel and accept the permissions that will appear on your mobile.
The app needs accessibility permission to send the screen. In addition, AA Mirror Plus uses screen recording: you will have to accept this use every time you want to see your mobile on the car dashboard.
We tested the screen mirroring on Android Auto Wireless and it performed better than we expected – delivery is smooth, there is virtually no delay between actions performed on the mobile and being seen in the car, neither device crashed and we were even able to play Fortnite without the lag watching the game excessively (play on the mobile screen, not the car screen). Of course, that doesn’t mean you are doing well, it will all depend on the car, your mobile and the connection they establish between them.
The touch control always remains on the phone, AA Mirror Plus does not transfer this control to the vehicle screen. Yes, you can choose the phone app by swiping your finger from the right edge of the car dashboard.