Volvo will offer the possibility, in cooperation with Google, if the model has integrated Google services, to be able to use the “YouTube” video player app, once you download it from Google Play. This is the starting point for the activation of video streaming in cars.
Thus, drivers, only stopped, for safety reasons, will be able to watch videos in the car, enjoying live streaming, news, shows or the most recent video of their favorite producer.
The partnership between Volvo Car Group and Google began when Volvo Car Group announced that it would be the first to integrate an Android-based infotainment system and integrated Google services and apps.
In addition to playing videos, Volvo owners via Google will be able to download navigation apps such as Sygic and Flitsmeister, charging apps such as Chargepoint and Plugshare, and parking apps like SpotHero and ParkWhiz, where available.
The introduction of video playback coincides with Volvo’s announcement that Volvo cars are aiming to seamlessly interconnect with the ecosystem of devices that communicate with Google Assistant, which essentially transforms Volvos into smart devices.
Future features planned to be added include charging scheduling that allows customers to set a specific time when their car starts charging – and even more.