Android Auto MMI Prime is a multimedia interface bridging your phone with your BMW/MINI via cable or wirelessly. It fully integrates with your factory iDrive screen and control knob, and looks and works just like OEM Android Auto.
In order to use Android Auto for BMW or MINI, download the free Android Auto app from Google Play
and enjoy plenty of your smartphone's apps in full screen on your BMW's or MINI’s native dashboard display (The screen is NOT included in the Android Auto MMI Prime kit
With plenty of apps at hand you can pick whether you prefer listening to your music or podcasts via Spotify, YouTube Music or others, safely stay in touch with your family through WhatsApp or Messages, and always go the quickest routes thanks to Google Maps or Waze without catching a ticket.
The kit for Android Auto-compatible cars contains a Multimedia Interface (MMI) that also adds Apple CarPlay functionality to your BMW or MINI to allow you display your favorite iOS apps on the screen. For maximum convenience, control and navigate between apps with your iDrive controller, or with your voice thanks to Google Assistant at just a press of a button.
BimmerTech's Android Auto MMI Prime upgrade is compatible with E-Series and F-Series (only 5 / 6 / 7 and X3 - Series) BMWs and MINIs with CIC and CHAMP2 iDrive systems. It also requires Bluetooth or Voice Control features.
Access Phone Apps
The Android Auto retrofit for BMWs and MINIs gives you direct access to a host of your smartphone’s driver-focused apps including navigation, messaging, music, podcast and others.
Android Auto Navigation Apps
Since you want your maps to be kept accurate to the smallest detail, there’s no easier way to do it than with apps to which being up-to-date is second nature. Android’s Auto Google Maps, Waze, TomTom, Spot Hero, MapFactor or many others will show you the fastest and safest routes wherever you are in the world. At times, with no internet connection!
Android Auto Parking & EV Apps
Once you reach your destination, dedicated apps make it easier to find a convenient spot to park up or charge your electric vehicle. With solutions such as EasyPark or RingGo you’ll quickly reach the closest available carpark when you’re in a pinch. And using apps like PlugShare or ChargePoint always know where to head to charge up and at what cost.
Android Auto Music Apps
If you’re strongly attached to your favorite Spotify or YouTube music playlists, or an audiophile who respects nothing less than high-quality HiFi tunes from Tidal, Android Auto will let you carry over what used to be a smartphone convenience into your BMW. And if music isn’t enough for longer tours, a bunch of good podcasts from Audible or Stitcher may help you pass the time.
Android Auto Communication Apps
Undeniably, you’re on the slippery slope when texting on the highway, but thanks to Android Auto’s built-in Google Assistant support you can use your favorite messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger or WeChat to send and receive messages without taking your eyes off the road… Or even lead conference calls on apps such as ICQ if you’re one of those high-flying executive types.
Simply connect your Android phone either wirelessly or with the use of USB cable to our MMI Prime and start using Android Auto while charging your phone. To enjoy Android Auto wirelessly your phone has to support the wireless Android Auto. If it doesn't, you'll still be able to use the Android Auto via USB - just make sure you have the Android Auto app installed.
It's possible to use Android Auto wirelessly with any of the following phones:
- Pixel or Pixel XL | Android 8.0 or higher
- Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL | Android 8.0 or higher
- Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL | Android 8.0 or higher
- Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL | Android 10.0 or higher
- Nexus 5X or 6P | Android 8.0 or higher
- Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ | Android 9.0 or higher
- Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ | Android 9.0 or higher
- Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10+ | Android 9.0 or higher
- Samsung Note 8, Note 9 and Note 10 | Android 9.0 or higher
- Other phones | Android 11.0 or higher
Our Android Auto MMI Prime retrofit is compatible with all Android smartphones that support Android Auto app. According to Android Auto
that would be a smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up with a data plan. For best performance, the Android Auto team recommends Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up. You can check your phone's software version by looking at the About Device section under Settings.
If the Android Auto app isn't available in your Google Play account due to the regional limitations, you can download the .apk file from an alternative source, such as Android Auto APKs
, which is the main website containing all Android Auto app versions. Check if the Android Auto app is available for your region here
USB Multimedia & Charging Port
Our BMW Android Auto upgrade comes with a USB port. It lets you charge your smartphone on longer drives, or can also be used for playing videos and music files on your iDrive Screen from a USB thumb drive. What's more, it's important for future software updates. So, if you won't be using it to enjoy multimedia - make sure to place it in an accessible location.
BMW Android Auto Full Screen Mode
Android Auto MMI Prime lets you use your favorite Android Auto apps on the original BMW display in full-screen. The retrofit's 1280x480 resolution for big screens and 800x480 resolution for small screens look just great on all screen sizes.
Note that in MINIs with a rounded screen, a small part of each corner of the Android Auto interface will be obscured when using full-screen mode.
The Full-Screen mode also includes a Screen Mirroring option, which lets you cast the screen of your mobile device onto the BMW's or MINI’s display, and stream audio through the car speakers with the help of the Android Autolink app. This function is especially convenient if you want to stream a video from YouTube.
Please note that mirroring of some apps or content using the Screen Mirroring feature may be blocked due to the copyright-holder's DRM. BimmerTech is not responsible for the continued compatibility of any third-party apps with Android Auto MMI Prime.
Easy Control With iDrive
To navigate the Android Auto apps, you can use your factory microphone for Google Assistant or the iDrive controller.
The Android Auto system also requires Bluetooth or Voice Control features to allow you for a hand-free control.
Wireless CarPlay Support
The kit contains a Multimedia Interface (MMI) — a module that also adds CarPlay to your BMW or MINI. So if you have family members or friends with iPhones, connecting their devices will be a breeze too! Following their preferences, they'll be able to connect their iPhones with the use of USB or wirelessly.
Integration With Front & Rear View Cameras
The MMI module makes it easy to add a front and reversing cameras to your order for a much lower price. The front view camera can be activated by holding the Option button for 2 seconds. To exit the camera mode, just press Back. It can also be set up to appear automatically on the screen for up to 20 seconds when the gear is shifted from Reverse to Drive.
High-quality Audio With An Equalizer
The audio output circuit in the Android Auto MMI Prime has been specifically selected to squeeze all the quality we can out of the iDrive AUX input, providing great audio quality for music and streaming. Something that’s also upgraded in our MMI Prime for CIC is the enhanced quality of phone calls — we’ve managed to reduce reverberation for the comfort of clear and undisturbed conversations. If your vehicle is not equipped with an AUX input in Media/Radio, we’ll have to code it.
The MMI also features a built-in 8-band equalizer allowing you to adjust the sound to your musical preferences. Whether you like more bass and less treble, or the other way around, you can easily set it up in the MMI menu. It is a great feature especially if you don't have a multi-band Equalizer in your BMW iDrive system or MINI Connected.
Android Auto MMI Prime software
We’re always working on improving our Android Auto MMI Prime, with regular software updates to unlock new features. Updating your software is easy, and can be done through the included USB port.
The number of the latest software version available to update for your CIC iDrive system – v126.96.36.199.mmi.c