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If you have not signed up for the open Android Auto beta, might be worth a look. You get GameSnacks which is a simple set of games to play while parked/charging. It does seem to have hurt my phone battery life a bit though. Like 1/5 FordPass level damage.

You can sign up here: Android Auto Beta

 

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It does seem to have hurt my phone battery life a bit though. Like 1/5 FordPass level damage.
LMAO "Like 1/5 FordPass level damage". :D

I removed PAAK on both phones, and removed the ability for FordPass to do anything in the background.
 

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Interesting! I was in my car last night and noticed that new icon in android auto, but didn't have time to check it out.

I tried signing up for the beta last week sometime but it said it was already full, but it looks like I got in anyway!
 
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Interesting! I was in my car last night and noticed that new icon in android auto, but didn't have time to check it out.

I tried signing up for the beta last week sometime but it said it was already full, but it looks like I got in anyway!
They apparently recently went to an open beta. I believe everyone who signs up now is automatically in. Happy gaming!
 

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They apparently recently went to an open beta. I believe everyone who signs up now is automatically in. Happy gaming!
I signed up when it was announced it was an open beta. hit join, checked back a few hours later as it usually takes a bit to actually get to the point you can download the beta. But when I checked it said I enrolled in the beta but it was currently full and if spots opened up I'd be added. Either they added more spots to the program, or I got lucky and some people left.
 


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I just went and did a quick test of this feature. I really like it. The games that are on it suck currently. But I think its more of a demo of what is coming and what they can do.

I'd much rather have this than Ford trying to add games or other apps directly into the infotainment system and bogging it down with the extras. Keep it simple and quick, and let my phone do the processing of games or video apps.

All in all, the games ran very smooth. No video or sound lag, no input lag, It just worked.

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I have found the GameSnack app through my AA connection but don't recall ever signing up or being a part of the beta program, so I believe it is now available to all.

 

 
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