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Wireless Android Auto update

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While I'm hoping that I will end up with a '23 Telluride SX Prestige Nightfall with my order that I recently placed, there's no guarantee that it will have wireless Android Auto, right?! Android Auto is actually what led me to place my order recently, even though having the wireless variety is what I really want. Instead of spending the time and money to upgrade the stereo in my '16 Sorento, I'm upgrading to a '22/'23 Telluride. Anyway, I found this article this evening while flipping through my Flipboard while waiting for pizza at a local shop.

https://9to5google.com/2022/01/27/motorola-ma1-android-auto-hands-on/

Does anyone know what the chance is that the '23 Telluride will have wireless AA?
 
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After seeing documentation for the '22 Telluride this evening, am I correct in my understanding that you can use Android Auto wirelessly via the Phone Projection feature?
 
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After seeing documentation for the '22 Telluride this evening, am I correct in my understanding that you can use Android Auto wirelessly via the Phone Projection feature?
No. No Telluride ever produced supports wireless CarPlay or Android Auto. In fact, no Hyundai or Kia with a 10.25” or larger infotainment system supports wireless CarPlay or Android Auto.

Certain 2021+ Hyundai/Kia models with 8” non-navigation infotainment systems support wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. But that’s it.
 
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No. No Telluride ever produced supports wireless CarPlay or Android Auto. In fact, no Hyundai or Kia with a 10.25” or larger infotainment system supports wireless CarPlay or Android Auto.

Certain 2021+ Hyundai/Kia models with 8” non-navigation infotainment systems support wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. But that’s it.
That's not what the documentation I've read says. Is this not accurate?
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That's not what the documentation I've read says. Is this not accurate?
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That‘s accurate for the systems that support it. However, the Telluride does not have one of those systems.

Many of these supplemental documents are meant to be used across the entire line of vehicles so they don’t have to reprint lots of slightly different pamphlets. So if it’s a book that isn’t model specific, there may be things that don’t apply to your vehicle. This is one of those cases.
 
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That‘s accurate for the systems that support it. However, the Telluride does not have one of those systems.

Many of these supplemental documents are meant to be used across the entire line of vehicles so they don’t have to reprint lots of slightly different pamphlets. So if it’s a book that isn’t model specific, there may be things that don’t apply to your vehicle. This is one of those cases.
That's interesting and makes sense. Do you know why this wouldn't be included in the Telluride SX Prestige Nightfall edition?
 
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That's interesting and makes sense. Do you know why this wouldn't be included in the Telluride SX Prestige Nightfall edition?
Because the system that’s in the Telluride, the 10.25” infotainment with navigation, does not have WiFi and thus does not support wireless CarPlay or Android Auto. Like I said, no large-screen Hyundai/Kia infotainment system offers this feature. This shortcoming is not unique to the Telluride. Perhaps for a future model year, the system will be refreshed and the capability will be added. But for currently shipping models, it is not a possibility.
 
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Because the system that’s in the Telluride, the 10.25” infotainment with navigation, does not have WiFi and thus does not support wireless CarPlay or Android Auto. Like I said, no large-screen Hyundai/Kia infotainment system offers this feature. This shortcoming is not unique to the Telluride. Perhaps for a future model year, the system will be refreshed and the capability will be added. But for currently shipping models, it is not a possibility.
What are the chances of it being included in the '23 Telluride? Thanks for the information.
 
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What are the chances of it being included in the '23 Telluride? Thanks for the information.
Your guess is as good as mine. I’m not too hopeful, especially considering they just introduced their new electric cars (Kia EV6/Hyundai Ioniq 5) without adding it on the larger units with navigation. Seems like that would have been a great time to do it.
 
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Do you think this product from Motorola (link below and initial post of this thread) will work as advertised with the '22/'23 Telluride? I assume, from Telluride's perspective, it will be identical to having my phone actually plugged into the USB port. Thoughts?

https://9to5google.com/2022/01/27/motorola-ma1-android-auto-hands-on/
Yep, this would work great in any Telluride. I have already seen several people who have gotten theirs.

It’s really practically not any different than AAWireless other than offering better availability (i.e., not crowdfunded). I have personally used AAWireless for Android Auto and CPlay2Air for CarPlay with success. They all mimic a plugged in phone as far as the car is concerned.
 
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Yep, this would work great in any Telluride. I have already seen several people who have gotten theirs.

It’s really practically not any different than AAWireless other than offering better availability (i.e., not crowdfunded). I have personally used AAWireless for Android Auto and CPlay2Air for CarPlay with success. They all mimic a plugged in phone as far as the car is concerned.
Thanks again for the info. Now I just have to get through the next 5-7 months to take delivery. The wait sucks!
 
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Has anybody tried this AA Wireless hack on the 10.25" infotainment with navigation system??? I'm waiting for my Telly to be delivered or I would try this...

With android phone NOT connected to your vehicle
1. Start the Android Auto app on your phone
2. Go to the Android Auto Settings (they may already be on-screen depending on the version).
3. Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see "Version"
4. Tap on "Version" 10 times. If you get a pop-up click to enable developer options.
5. Either Developer Options will open or you will need to tap the 3 dots in the upper right of the screen.
6. In the Developer Options check the box next to "Add wireless projection to settings"
7. Back out of here and depending on your Android version you may see a new "Wireless Projection" Section. If so make sure that "Enable wireless projection to a car screen" is turned on.
8. Back all the way out and restart your phone.

I'm interested to see if any android users have success with this. Please report back if you try...
 
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Has anybody tried this AA Wireless hack on the 10.25" infotainment with navigation system??? I'm waiting for my Telly to be delivered or I would try this...

With android phone NOT connected to your vehicle
1. Start the Android Auto app on your phone
2. Go to the Android Auto Settings (they may already be on-screen depending on the version).
3. Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see "Version"
4. Tap on "Version" 10 times. If you get a pop-up click to enable developer options.
5. Either Developer Options will open or you will need to tap the 3 dots in the upper right of the screen.
6. In the Developer Options check the box next to "Add wireless projection to settings"
7. Back out of here and depending on your Android version you may see a new "Wireless Projection" Section. If so make sure that "Enable wireless projection to a car screen" is turned on.
8. Back all the way out and restart your phone.

I'm interested to see if any android users have success with this. Please report back if you try...
How long until you take delivery? I'm looking at Mid-July if my dealer's estimates are accurate. :( I'm interested to know if that hack works as well. Thx for sharing.
 
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Has anybody tried this AA Wireless hack on the 10.25" infotainment with navigation system??? I'm waiting for my Telly to be delivered or I would try this...

With android phone NOT connected to your vehicle
1. Start the Android Auto app on your phone
2. Go to the Android Auto Settings (they may already be on-screen depending on the version).
3. Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see "Version"
4. Tap on "Version" 10 times. If you get a pop-up click to enable developer options.
5. Either Developer Options will open or you will need to tap the 3 dots in the upper right of the screen.
6. In the Developer Options check the box next to "Add wireless projection to settings"
7. Back out of here and depending on your Android version you may see a new "Wireless Projection" Section. If so make sure that "Enable wireless projection to a car screen" is turned on.
8. Back all the way out and restart your phone.

I'm interested to see if any android users have success with this. Please report back if you try...
Not sure what you’re trying to do here. You can’t magically make the Telluride support wireless Android Auto by pushing some buttons on your phone. Plus, every phone running at least Android 11 (and many before it) has wireless Android Auto support out of the box, no fancy settings required.
 
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Do you think this product from Motorola (link below and initial post of this thread) will work as advertised with the '22/'23 Telluride? I assume, from Telluride's perspective, it will be identical to having my phone actually plugged into the USB port. Thoughts?

https://9to5google.com/2022/01/27/motorola-ma1-android-auto-hands-on/
Yes, it works great! I ordered and received the Motorola MA1 a couple of days ago... now, I'm enjoying wireless Android Auto without any hassle. Great solution.
 
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Yes, it works great! I ordered and received the Motorola MA1 a couple of days ago... now, I'm enjoying wireless Android Auto without any hassle. Great solution.
Does the Motorola device work OK with 2 phones? Can you choose which phone it pairs with when you start the car?
 
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I haven't really tested it that way, but I believe it's working well with my wife's Android along with mine. I haven't seen any conflicts when starting the vehicle and both our phones are in range. It defaults to mine typically since I'm usually the primary user. I assume it will automatically pair with the last successful connection when given a choice. I'll try to test some scenarios and report back. It's been a fantastic solution for us so far.
 


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