How Can You Play Music with Google Assistant in EVs with Google Built-In?

EV's & Google Built-In Connected Capabilities

GM's latest electric vehicles (EVs) come standard with advanced, colourful touchscreen displays that feature Google Built-In capability. Now you may be wondering how is this different from Apple CarPlay or Android Auto? Well the Google Built-In system allows you to use your Google Assistant to perform a variety of connected tasks safely and hands-free without needing third-party smartphone projections. Some of these tasks include placing calls, sending or receiving text messages, playing music and much more.

How to set up your Google Assistant:

The crucial first step is ensuring that your Bluetooth-paired phone is configured correctly. Proper setup guarantees a smooth integration that enhances the overall experience of owning a GM EV. Here are some tips to ensure the initial phone connection is established correctly:

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to pair the phone with the vehicle's system.
  2. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on both the phone an the vehicle.
  3. Verify the connection by making a test call or sending a text message via voice command.

Using Google Assistance to Play Music:

With Google Assistant built into your vehicle, accessing your favourite music is easier than ever. Simply say "Hey Google" or press the voice button on the steering wheel to get started. Here are some tips for using Google Assistant to play music in your GM EV:

  • Google Map Integration: You can ask Google Assistance to play music while using Google Maps for navigation
  • Text Messaging and Vehicle Functions: Use voice commands to send texts or adjust vehicle settings while listening to your favourite tunes.

Supported Music Services:

Google Assistant can play content from various music services, including:

  • Radio: Tune into your preferred radio stations
  • YouTube Music: Stream your playlists and favourite tracks
  • Spotify: Use the downloaded Spotify app to access music
  • Amazon Music: Enjoy a wide range of music from Amazon's library.

Using Apple Music:

If you prefer using Apple Music or have media stored locally on your iPhone, you can use voice pass-through to your device. Here's how:

  • Activate Siri: Say "Hey Siri" or press and hold the steering wheel voice command button for two seconds.
  • Release the button and ask Siri to play your desired media content.

By following these tips, you can make the most of your vehicle's integrated technology, ensuring a more enjoyable and connected driving experience.