7 Essential Apple CarPlay Apps

Apple’s CarPlay can be seen as a smarter & effortless means to use your iPhone in car. If you have a compatible vehicle, Apple CarPlay has some neat benefits for you. From navigation, to playing music, to responding calls, to listening Audiobooks, CarPlay is truly a complete package for your long drives!

Apple’s CarPlay not only proffers to remain connected while driving but also elevates your driving experience.

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Let’s look at applications that can ease and entertain you while driving. Here are the best Apple CarPlay Apps!

Best Apple CarPlay Apps

Apps like Apple Maps, Phone, iMessage, Music etc. are pre-installed in your CarPlay. Thanks to Apple that it will now let third-party apps to work with the service starting with iOS 12.

You can customize your CarPlay according to your specific taste. So, if you are a regular CarPlay user or thinking of using it- here are some essential Apple CarPlay Apps which are a must have.

  • Overcast

Good news for Avid Podcast Listeners! Apple CarPlay supports this powerful yet simple Audio Podcast Player. Trusted by million, Overcast is considered as the best podcast apps to make your commute less tedious. Just browse and download podcast for offline use.

You can switch on the Push Notification so that you never miss a new episode of your favorite podcast.

Download Overcast (In-App Purchases)

  • Audible

Audible is the world’s largest producer of digital audiobooks. With Audible you can enjoy your favorite book, read by professional narrators and celebrities. Just plug your iPhone into the head unit of your vehicle and tap Audible App and access books from the best selection of audiobooks, audio shows and original series.

You can install books to listen offline, switch between listening audiobooks and eBooks seamlessly and you can customize the narration speed.

Download the free Audible App HERE!

  • iHeart Radio

It’s time to forget those old-fashioned Radio and stick to iHeartRadio that streams your favorite songs. This all-in-one digital Radio service lets you listen to more than 1,900 live stations.

You can also rate a song by thumbs up & down. Take control of your listening experience and save songs from radio to your playlist. iHeartRadio also allows you to replay songs from the radio. Listen To Music You Love!

Download this most wanted Radio.

  • Radio Disney

With iHeartRadio you can keep your energy levels up when you are on long car trips. But it surely becomes hectic when you are travelling with your children. But don’t worry this Apple CarPlay Radio features kid-friendly music, pop up radio stations, photos and videos that can be watched on your iPhone or tab.

Don’t miss a minute of music from your favorite Disney Artists including Ariana, Selena, Demi Lovato and more!

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Stream Unlimited Music at Radio Disney.

  • NPR One

Love to listen to Football commentaries or Latest News? Here you go, never ever miss a moment with National Public Radio which brings all the important and interesting news stories from around the globe.

From latest headlines, to technology, to politics- if you are person who prefers to get updated all the time, then NPR One is surely a useful app for you.

Download this Apple CarPlay App for non-stop fresh and enriching content.

  • Spotify

If you are looking for an alternative to your pre-installed Music App, Spotify is definitely the best choice for you! Make your own favorite playlist, share it with your someone special. Listen to music of all eras and genre uninterruptedly. Just Play hit and right music is always at your fingertips.

Like other music apps, Spotify is also ad-packed so if you want to listen to ad-free music then switch to Spotify Premium!

Soundtrack your life with Spotify!

  • WhatsApp

Like 1.5 billion people who uses WhatsApp, now it brings compatibility with CarPlay too. Just ask Siri to read messages for you, instruct her to respond back, and Siri will do it all for you! Talk seamlessly with your friends (but try not to take your eyes off from Road, okay?)

WhatsApp arrives at the multitasking bar of CarPlay Sidebar, so you can easily switch between other communication apps.

WhatsApp- video calling app for iPhone

Download WhatsApp for your CarPlay!

There are ton of iOS Apps compatible with CarPlay Service, but these were our favorites amongst all. So, what’s your Favorite CarPlay App? Let us know in the comment section below!

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