For most aspects of media apps used in Android Automotive OS, you do not need to design custom screens. The areas of exception are settings and sign-in. If you want users to access app settings, you need to design settings screens. Also, if your app requires sign-in, you need to provide a sign-in flow, which you can customize from the sample code in the Universal Android Music Player.
These general style guidelines apply to both custom settings screens and customized sign-in screens. They will help you to optimize your designs to be viewed on a car screen, while parked, at any time of day or night.
For additional guidelines specific to settings and sign-in, refer to Design settings and Adapt sign-in flow.
App developers must:
App developers should:
App developers may:
Screens designed directly by media app developers should
Support standard media app navigation patterns and design conventions.
Reflect design principles and visual foundations for Android Automotive OS.