Carplay and Android Auto not available in my country version

Sagielder

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I live in Bangkok.
Like the title says, I recently went to a dealership to look at the ZS EV and found out that both carplay and android auto are not available. I asked if there would be a future update with those features and they couldnt give me an answer. It's really weird because the screen and all are pretty much the same with other regions version which has those features and the problem, I think, is with the software. I dont really count on them to add it in the future knowing how things work here in Thailand.

If possible is there a way for me to install a European version in my car because I most likely won't be using the built-in nav system anyway. Would really love to have the ZS EV as my daily drive, but this one thing keeps bugging me.

I havent bought the car yet, thanks.
 

Noraf142

Member
Not sure if it's a car thing, or a phone software thing.
We recently got android auto in Norway, because Google just didn't bother bringing it out worldwide at launch. Apple I don't do, so don't know if that is the same as Google.
 

Sagielder

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Not sure if it's a car thing, or a phone software thing.
We recently got android auto in Norway, because Google just didn't bother bringing it out worldwide at launch. Apple I don't do, so don't know if that is the same as Google.
Dont think its a phone thing bec i have android auto pre-installed on my phone. From what I know there are cars with android auto on the road here right now so probrably a car thing.

Funny thing is MG HS here has android auto so I dont know what MG Thailand is thinking.
 

shikoku14

Member
I wonder if it was a trade of for i-Smart software, as you guys in Thailand have a much more EV friendly infotainment system, with actual information about what is happening with the car battery plus the app. Here in Europe we got a little bit of information retrofitted to our dash, but the infotainment is basically the same that runs in the fossil ZS and HS, with no bespoke EV screens.

MG giveth with one hand and taketh with the other I'm afraid.
 

Sagielder

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I wonder if it was a trade of for i-Smart software, as you guys in Thailand have a much more EV friendly infotainment system, with actual information about what is happening with the car battery plus the app. Here in Europe we got a little bit of information retrofitted to our dash, but the infotainment is basically the same that runs in the fossil ZS and HS, with no bespoke EV screens.

MG giveth with one hand and taketh with the other I'm afraid.
That sucks. I would like to have android auto over the i-smart thingy.
 

CogZog

Member
I've no idea if it would work, but could you install a VPN on the phone and set it to a European country before running Android Auto?
 

CogZog

Member
Ah, I see. I thought it was a case of the car's Android Auto not working with a phone from Thailand. That's not good for you guys then.
 

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