In the age of Artificial Intelligence where things are getting connected, the car is no exception. With cutting-edge cars like Tesla Model 3, there is no surprise if a car allows you to download updates of cars as you update your smartphone similarly you can update services like Apple’s CarPlay. If you are fond of technology you can certainly get your car full of dashboard gadgetry. Now the confusion is which apps should you use? Here, we have put together a list of the best CarPlay apps for the iPhone, each of which should make your regular commute far less tolerable and more enjoyable.
TuneIn Radio is equipped with one of the largest assortment of content. On download this app you can get access to more than 100,000 stations. You can get access to real-time audio from radio stations all around the world, and access news, music, sports, and a variety of other popular radio events. You can also avail the premium subscription which is packed with some additional perks, like on paying $8 a month you get play-by-play access to a range of sports. You’ll also get access to more than 60,000 audiobooks making it easy for you to complete a long-distance drive easily.
This application offers you the access to several tracks, along with the potential to generate playlists of your favorite artists or songs in mind. If you love to find new music, this app is for you as you will love the Flow feature, which offers fresh tracks considering the interests of your last listened music. This app is free to download with high-quality sound, no ads, and the ability to download songs for offline use as well. You can also upgrade to Deezer Premium for just $10 a month.
If you are fond of podcasts and you’re seeking an alternative to Apple’s proprietary podcast app, Overcast is the thing for you. It comes with plenty of welcome features, including smart speed and voice boost. It also helps you search, browse and download podcasts for offline use. Equipped with push notifications, you’ll never have to miss a new episode of your favorite podcast. It’s presently full of ads but you can purchase a premium subscription for $10 a year.
Audible is owned by Amazon, hence if you are a Prime Member, you can access Audible Channels, which offers exclusive original series and features one of the biggest assortments of audiobooks. You can have all the audiobooks, whether you’re looking for psychological thrillers, medieval epics, or something else. You can navigate via chapter and download individual chapters for and can view it offline also anytime. You can even make videos of your favorite passages to share with your family and friends.
Audiobooks can help you plan a long drive as you can download audiobooks straight to your iPhone without having to sync it with your computer. In addition, or you can just opt to stream them over Wi-Fi or through your data connection. This app has a range of samples that you can listen to and can have a huge library of over eight thousand free books. Here you will get your initial premium audiobook for free, then you can opt to have a new one every month paying $15 per month.
This is an amazing app to find out AM and FM radio stations from around the globe. Whether you want to listen to your favorite podcast or see the latest sports scores, this app has everything. iHeartRadio will also suggest the songs you like as you listen, and create a personalized station just for you. You can even snag a premium subscription which allows you to save and replay songs downloading from the radio. You can create endless playlists, and skip as many tracks as you want. There are two premium options available: iHeartRadio Plus which is available at $6 a month and iHeartRadio All Access available at $13 a month.
This is a baseball-based app and chances are you would be probably already heard of this application. MLB.com At Bat will help you know everything you need to know about baseball. You can watch videos also but not while driving, of course, but you can listen to any games available through the radio feature. You can have access to the related breaking news, schedules and more. Subscription is available for $3 per month or $20 per year, and you need to subscribe to access the radio feature.