How Can I Connect My Smartphone to My Car Stereo System?

Bluetooth Stereo System with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay.

Nowadays people feel naked without their phone. That lovely little supercomputer not being within arms reach is enough to trigger separation anxiety, and for good reason, as our smartphones have everything we need to survive and thrive. Packed into a smartphone is a phone, camera, music player, video game console, internet browser, world map, and much more. That is why it is essential to have a way to easily connect a smartphone to your car’s stereo system, allowing you to listen to all of your music, make phone calls, and more on a booming car audio system. At Audio Realm, we specialize in connecting smartphones to your car stereo system, so to get started give us a call at (619) 399-5295.

Bluetooth Stereo System

The most basic way to connect your smartphone to a stereo system is with a Bluetooth stereo system. Compatible with both Androids and iPhones, a Bluetooth stereo system allows you to connect your smartphone to your speaker system by Bluetooth. This connection allows you to make phone calls and listen to music. However, the downside is that this does not allow for maps or other apps integration, and you may not have complete control of your music through your stereo head unit.

Apple CarPlay

If you have an iPhone, you want Apple CarPlay. Apple CarPlay allows for complete integration of your iPhone with your car stereo system, basically putting the screen of your iPhone directly into your head unit display. With Apple CarPlay, you can listen to music, make phone calls, send and receive text messages, listen to podcasts or audiobooks, get step-by-step driving directions, and more! Control your iPhone either through voice commands or on the touchscreen, giving you unparalleled control.

Android Auto

The Android version of Apple CarPlay is Android Auto, an incredible way to get access to your Android while driving. Android Auto allows you to talk to Google Assistant while driving, giving you access to anything and everything on your phone and the internet with voice commands. It also has all of the features of Apple CarPlay, including playing music, making phone calls, sending texts, and driving directions. By installing an Android Auto into your car, you can seamlessly access your Android while on the road.

Bluetooth Stereo, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto at Audio Realm

In California, it is against the law to talk on the phone while driving. If you want to chat while stuck in traffic in San Diego, you need either a Bluetooth stereo system, an Apple CarPlay, or an Android Auto installed into your car. At Audio Realm, no matter what your preference is we offer expert installation and customer support, answering any and all questions you may have. If you are interested in connecting your smartphone to your car stereo system, give us a call today at (619) 399-5295.