CarPlay, Apple’s iPhone feature that brings communication and entertainment functions to the built-in screen in your car, is appearing on a lot more aftermarket displays now and the company has a long list of auto makers committed to including CarPlay in new cars.

As CarPlay support shows up from more manufacturers, we’re also seeing more developers enable CarPlay capabilities in their own apps. As it stands, iPhone apps require special approval from Apple to show up on a CarPlay-compatible display. Once you install these apps on your iPhone, they appear on your CarPlay-enabled display when you connect your iPhone. Read on for the growing list of iPhone apps that support CarPlay.

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Apple’s built-in apps:

  • Phone (Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Keypad, Voicemail)
  • Music (iTunes Radio including Beats 1, Music library including Apple Music, iTunes Match [iOS 9.3 includes For You and New from Apple Music)
  • Maps (Search, POI’s, Navigation [Nearby with iOS 9.3])
  • Messages (Create, read, reply over Siri)
  • Now Playing (this will show audio content from any iPhone app similar to iOS’s Control Center)
  • Podcasts (if you don’t use this app, you can disable it in the Restriction section of the iPhone settings app and it will disappear from CarPlay the next time you connect your iPhone)
  • iBooks (with iOS 8.4 for playing audiobooks)

App Store apps:

Apps coming soon:

Stay tuned for more CarPlay apps as they update in the future, and check out our review and hands-on video with Apple CarPlay.

Updated December 11, 2017

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