Allow Browsing by Albums in Android Auto

Allow Browsing by Albums in Android Auto

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Angus Gibbins started this petition to Google

Google currently doesn't allow browsing Albums in Android Auto: https://support.google.com/androidauto/answer/6348333?hl=en

They claim it's for safety reasons, here is a list explaining why their reasoning is a load of baloney:

  • Apple CarPlay does not have this limitation and manages to be perfectly safe.
  • It's no more safe or dangerous than browsing by Playlists, which is functionality that currently exists.
  • Google's voice assistant technology is not good enough yet to be an adequate solution, it's very hit and miss (mostly miss) when it comes to playing an album you want to hear.
  • There's no reason why a passenger sitting in the front passenger seat can't browse. 
  • And finally, possibly the worst reason: It's possible for a driver to pickup and unlock their phone and browse music using the Google Play Music app. This is by far more distracting, illegal, dangerous and the fact that this workaround exists is mindblogging.

There's no good reason why this limitation should exist in Android Auto. It's arbitrarily implemented by Google and should be removed.

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