These 2016 Model Year Chevys Will Be Compatible With Apple CarPlay And Android Auto20
Earlier today, Chevrolet announced that 14 of its 2016 model year vehicles will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration functionality. The announcement will empower Chevrolet to have more models compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto than any automotive brand. But which models will be compatible, and which won’t? GM Authority to the rescue.
The table below conveys which models and which infotainment system will have the technologies, for a total of 14 total models.
|7-Inch MyLink Infotainment||8-Inch MyLink Infotainment|
|Camaro & Camaro Convertible||Volt|
|Silverado & Silverado HD||Camaro & Camaro Convertible|
|Corvette & Corvette Convertible|
|Silverado & Silverado HD|
There are two important details to note here:
First: the eight-inch version of the MyLink infotainment system will be only compatible with Apple CarPlay at the beginning of the 2016 model year. GM has yet to complete development and testing of the systems, but says that “Android Auto compatibility may be available on the eight-inch version of MyLink later in the 2016 model year.”
Second: the following models do not appear on the list, and will not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionality for the 2016 model year:
- Chevrolet Sonic
- Chevrolet Trax
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Chevrolet Traverse
- Chevrolet SS
- Chevrolet Express
- Chevrolet City Expres
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Hmmm Silverado/HD gets a 7 inch and 8 inch radio for 2016…I wonder if the 4.2″ sticks around or if that is gone?
Any more word on the 2016 canyon Denali
Please introduce android software. The real business people hate Apple products. I travel a lot and google map on my 8″ screen and being able to use google apps would be impressive. I want to buy a new silverado if the android app is released I will buy immediately! Or just replace the system no apple for me.
How about 2015 sonic
No doubt. I just bought a 2015 in December. The onboard apple crap sux.
I was looking at the new for 2016 Control set up, and Screen just now, on the assorted new models…just one question please, does the under dash CD player work thru the new system, or does Best Buy have to hide the extra speakers for that??
Wow just bought a new 2016 Traverse and found out that the vehicle can’t do Android Auto. What a complete disappointment. You would think in 2016 with all the technology that has been out for years in smartphones would have simply been a simple integration into a modular platform system whether it was in a 6.5″, 7″ or 8″ display. The same modular block or design tile should be the same. Why can’t I just use something like Chrome module to plug in and use the display in my car to show my phone app. I can’t believe the product planners did this. This is one of the reasons why I never bought the nav package in the first place. If they designed the modular block right in the first place, it would just be a software upgrade or software defined block change. We do this all the time in telecom and its night and day. So disappointed such that I will think twice the next time.
I just bought the 2017 Traverse and it’s the same thing! Really, 2017 and I can’t use the android auto? Behind the times much? The 2018 is compatible…but that doesn’t help us. Truly disappointed.
Why not the SS model. Really it this difficult to set up android an open system let alone Apple CarPlay? GM always behind
Having the same problem with android auto for my 16 Ss, if you find any answer as to how to get it installed please let me know.
Why is it only on select Silverado models? I just bought a brand new LTZ and it’s not compatible with Apple or Android projection apps. Why is it that I paid as much as I did for brand new truck and it wasn’t included on my certain vehicle but other LTZ trucks on the lot have it? Makes zero sense to me. If I could take my truck back in, I would. It’s been a week and I’m already upset about my decision.
I can say I am going through the same thing. I found out after the purchase that the so called turn by turn directions is just that, and oh by the way if you want that it will cost you monthly . You have to purchase it through on star. I have emailed and live chat with Chevy but all I get is sorry if you were mislead with the navigation turn by turn. Very disappointed……… I want full navigation
Pay the money and take the loss and trade it in for what you want The salesman should of told you that ✌️
I just leased a 2017 Traverse 2LT with everyone at the dealership ensuring that it’s Android auto adaptable… It’s not. Even though the vehicle comes with navigation, I’ve found that the Google navigation is easier to read and follow, which I’ve been enjoying on my 2016 civic. C’mon Chevy, catch up already.
Should be a simple software upgrade if you have mylink, but GM seems to be cheeping out
I just leased a 2016 Trax LT Android auto is not compatible with that vehicle. Very disappointed the salesman told me at the time that it was compatible. Why would they not just do a software upgrade?
Why cant the Chevrolet ss get the update, is there any way to get one to me? That’s the only thing my car needs, I’d hate to have to change anything
Have you done a software upgrade for the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse in order to use Apple car play?
I just bought a 2016 sonic LT. The only way to get the car to find my phone over bluetooth is to force it. It doesn’t actively scan for my phone when the car is started. I was going to try Android Auto…
Why is the 2016 spark good to go, but the Sonic isn’t?
Has there been software updates to these radios or is this list the end all be all?
Will Andoid Auto eventually be available on the 2016 Trax?