DIY Android Auto Installation for Sonata

Those who count themselves lucky enough to own a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with the built-in navigation system can now update the Android software at no cost. The software needed for this free update can be found at MyHyundai ( Of course you can also bring your Sonata directly to Hyundai of Cookeville, where you can also get the software for free.

As of the current year model, Hyundai is the only manufacturer to offer the Android Auto software on its production vehicles. The Sonata is only the first model in the lineup to come with Android Auto, however, Hyundai expects to see this software installed in its entire lineup in the very near future.

Another Hyundai First

According to senior group manager of Connect Care, Hyundai Motors America, Michael Dietz," This is the first time we’ve made a software upgrade available using the MyHyundai portal. Sonata owners can add more value with Android Auto in an easy-to-do upgrade that takes less than an hour. Hyundai is continuing to offer the best user experience possible by leveraging its MyHyundai platform, so customers have the option to update their car – their way."

Currently the Android Auto compatible Navigation system comes with an eight-inch touchscreen display. It is available on the following Sonata models: Sport, Sport 2.0T, Eco, Limited, and Limited 2.0T. To make it even easier for you to install the latest free update software, is a YouTube video available on the Hyundai USA YouTube Channel. This video offers full instructions on how to download the software update and then install it in your Sonata.

Easy to Complete

  1. All you have to do is visit the MyHyundai owner's website and set up an account if you do not already have one. If you are not already registered, you will need to enter your name, email address, VIN (vehicle identification number), and your zip code. Once you have set up your account, you will have an account ID and password that you can use to log in at any time.
  2. From here you will be directed to the download screen where you will instructed on how to download the new software onto a flash drive that will be used to transfer the new software to your vehicle. Once the download is complete, you will receive a confirmation on the screen and you can then exit the website and remove the flash drive.
  3. From here you simply install the flash drive in your Sonata after starting the engine and tap on the Setup button which is near the radio controls.  Tap on the System Info icon and then hit the update button. From here the software will begin to complete the update process automatically.

Many Advantages to Android Auto

There are a number of advantages to having the latest version of the Android Auto software installed in your Sonata. The most important of these may be the added safety of being able to navigate your way around without the need to use your cell phone while driving, which is a leading cause of accidents here in the U.S. today. This system helps you to keep your eyes firmly fixed on the road with a step by step voice navigation program and a centrally located map displayed on the touchscreen in the center stack that is easy to see and more importantly simple to operate.

For more information on this free update download or for assistance, please come in and see us at Hyundai of Cookeville where our highly skilled and experience sales and service teams are always ready to assist.

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