Home Assistant coming for your car!
Hey everyone today we would like to announce that development has begun on Android Auto. In December, Google has released an update to Android Auto and are finally accepting IoT apps into the Play Store. As you guessed the team wanted to get features added immediately. Check out the new upcoming features the team has already started to add!
These features are currently available in our beta channel and will be released to stable in the next 2 weeks.
Once you launch the app from your head unit you will have easy access to devices like your garage door, lights, locks and even scenes.
Tapping on a category allows you to see its entities and their state (with instant updates!). There are also simple touch controls to do things like opening the garage door before heading out.
In addition to selecting a domain you can also navigate to anything in Home Assistant that has a location, like persons, devices or sensors.
We have also added a new binary sensor allowing you to automate when you are in the car and connected to the head unit. There is an additional attribute for the type of connection as well.
A big thank you to Jbassett and jpelgrom for their contributions to the new Android Auto app. We look forward to the continued improvements to this new experience.