On the subject of Android Auto, can someone confirm something for me....I am trying to determine if its just my issue of an issue with AA headunit software. This issue has existed for a long time and I have sent feedback to AA for a fix but nothing has ever happened. The issue is when you try to "share Journey" from the AA headunit. The only contacts that are displayed are my google contacts that have an e-mail address (most have just phone numbers) and they only thing displayed is the name and email address...no phone numbers so all of my contacts with the phone numbers are missing and there is no way to text someone your journey. Now with AA on the handset things work fine under "share Trip Progress" all contacts are displayed. Its the AA headunit software that seems to have the issue. I dont know anyone else that has AA headunit that I can compare with which is why I am asking......would also be nice to know if it works correctly in another brand car AA headuint then maybe its a Subaru HU fix that is needed.On my 3 week old Subaru Outback Touring 3.6, I cannot seem to make Android Auto work. When I plug my Android phone into the USB port under the head I get an error message suggesting that I unplug and wait a few minutes and try again. This is a new cord and NOT a cheap one. I tried a different cord and same results. The cord work great for charging in that same port, just no data transfer. It will be a couple of weeks before I can get back to the dealer and was wondering if anyone has a suggestion.
They're never going to update software to give you added functionality.Observation... The Starlink 8" w/ and w/o NAV head units' voice recognition will understand commands like Set Temperature and Set Fanspeed, but if you are running AA, it won't process them because of Android Assistant. Question for Carl maybe, or someone who has done more experimentation... Any way to get AA to give the voice command over to Starlink so it processes it?
I ask, because I'd like to know if Subaru ever planned to enhance the commands so we could inquire verbally about Oil or Coolant Temp, Battery Voltage, Set illumination level, Screen on/off, Mode defrost, inquire about tire pressures, and in the 2020, Start/Stop on/off. Now wouldn't that be slick and welcomed by owners that want to keep hands on wheel, eyes on road? That would be an example of Subaru bringing it..
It's just software. That would prove the people working the HU were on game and giving their best to Subaru...
Right as a Systems Engineer, I understand this and suffer because of it. I meant to put it in double quotes. I forgot.Ah ... the motto of clueless managers everywhere.
FWIW - I'm having virtually 100% success connecting (and staying connected) to the HU while running AA, and I'm using a cable, the seller has previously indicated is not compatible with AA. Here it is on Amazon:I have decided that the HU is a cute novelty. My radio works fine and I have my Garmin GPS. No longer need the hassle.
These would be times when you get into a rental and the HU doesn't support AA right?I have also come to grips with the fact that sometimes I will have to mount my phone on the vent and use the phone display old school.
Interestingly enough, I have always set Waze to play through my phone speaker. I always hated how long it would take for my radio to come back on after a beep of the speed notifications.Waze audio can't seem to override the audio from any of the aforementioned apps.
Just wanted to follow up on this great post. I've now experienced the "front speakers cut out" issue five or six times, and hitting the voice command twice has solved it every time! Thanks @Basti !I've also been dealing with this problem. It seems that the system is treating the phone's charging beep like it does other notifications (sms/facebook etc). It usually does this by playing the notification through the front speakers while continuing music through the back, except the beep is played through the PHONE and this confuses the HU.
a quick fix for it is to hit the voice command button which opens google assistant and forces a notification sound through the front speakers. Hit it again quickly to cancel the request (just after the sound but before the thing starts listening) and you'll notice the music return to all speakers