2015 Highlander XLE - Entune and/or Android Auto?
I'm posting for my sister.
She just purchased a CPO 2015 Highlander XLE (I think that's what she said).
From what I can tell, it has Entune (not sure if it's 3.0 or not), but from the Toyota site, it asks what type of head unit.
The one on the left (has apps button, no maps?)
or the right one (Entune premium audio)
She says it's the right-side one:
Entune Premium Audio
Now, from my reading of the Toyota website, it seems that Entune and it's app are um, lacking, in terms of app integration? (No offense here, there's far worse app integration like Kia/Hyundai/NissanConnect, IMO).
It also appears that it does not use/work with Android Auto or CarPlay?
Although my sister refuses to switch to iPhone again, and has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with AA.
What she would really like to be able to do:
1) Use the voice activation (OK Google) to read/compose text message (even if it has to route only the audio through the car head unit via BT)
2) Listen to her music from the phone (again, BT to the head unit is OK)
3) Possibly Google Maps. Although I don't see Entune support for that.
I *think* (again, based on my preliminary reading of Entune and the Android App) that realistically, none are possible.
A workaround may/could be:
Use a Car Dock, so that the S9 senses it's in car mode, and thus engages AA, and use BT to link the audio to the car head unit and then #1, 2, should be possible. #3 may work via audio only (the voice says turn left here, etc.) unless the car dock is mounted on the dash somewhere so you can look at the phone display, but I don't recall if AA allows for that (I'm on iPhone, and have a Hyundai with Carplay support).
Any insight/info you all can give would be great, as to any solutions, or enlightenment on what Entune can do for you (haha).