Adapt video apps

Android Automotive OS (AAOS) lets app developers easily adapt their existing video apps for car screens, creating an experience that drivers can enjoy while parked.

Downloadable guidance

Video apps in cars UX Guidelines


For app developers, adapting video apps for the car screen involves the following main steps:

  • Optimize design for the large screen
  • Support landscape and portrait versions
  • Use MediaSession
  • Resume video playback from pause

OEMs can customize how these video experiences are presented in their vehicles, and ensure that drivers can’t watch videos while driving.

For guidance about adapting video apps for cars – including user experience details, requirements, and best practices – download the Video in cars UX guidelines.