Volvo has announced that it is making Amazon Prime Video available through Google Play in some of its models. The announcement comes after a number of over-the-air (OTA) updates were revealed by Google’s Android for Cars team at the Detroit Auto Show.
Users will be able to download a Prime Video app in the Google Play store following the gradual rollout of an OTA update by Volvo that will start on September 18. YouTube will also be available a little later.
“Adding access to services such as Prime Video and YouTube in our cars bolsters the continuously growing list of software and applications to make lives for our drivers better,” said Erik Severinson, global head of new car programs at Volvo. “We are delivering on our promise of building cars that grow with our customers over time.”
As always Volvo regards safety as a priority and the app will only be available when the car is stationary. This will be good news for owners of Volvo EVs who will be able to watch Prime Video content while their vehicle is charging, for example.
Volvo has worked closely with Google on its Android Automotive operating system for a number of years and this latest development will also apply to Polestar models running the same system.
Restrictions mean that the apps will not be available in China, South Korea and Vietnam.