Top Apps to Use with Apple CarPlay

Take you CarPlay experience to the next level with these top apps!

Thursday 25th of May 2023 12:30 BST

6.5 minute read

Discover the benefits of using these top Apple CarPlay apps for a seamless and convenient driving experience. Read on for more information.

CarPlay Apps

Alright, fellow drivers in the UK, listen up! If you've got a CarPlay ready vehicle. you're already ahead of the game when it comes to connecting your iPhone to your car. But there are some seriously cool apps out there that can take your driving experience to the next level.

We're talking about the best Apple CarPlay apps that will make your daily commute or weekend road trip even better. We've got your back! From navigation apps to avoid M1 traffic, to entertainment apps that will keep you and your passengers entertained for hours.

So, sit back, relax, and let's dive into the top apps compatible with CarPlay.

Apple Music:

Apple Music – the holy grail of music streaming services for Apple fans. But did you know that Apple Music works seamlessly with Apple CarPlay? That's right, you can access your entire music library right from your car's infotainment system.

Gone are the days of fiddling with your phone to change tracks or playlists while driving. With Apple CarPlay and Apple Music. You can easily control your music with just a few taps on your car's touchscreen or using voice commands asking Siri to play.

Not only can create your own personal music library. But you can also browse and stream from Apple Music's vast collection of songs, albums, and playlists. Whether you're in the mood for some classic rock or the latest chart-topping hits, Apple Music has got you covered.

And the best part? Apple Music allows you to download your greatest hits for online listening. For those scenarios where internet connection isn't available.


Waze – the standout navigation app that does it different from the rest.

With Waze on your car's infotainment system, you can get real-time updates on traffic, accidents, and road closures. This means you can avoid those dreaded traffic jams and find the quickest route to your destination. Plus, with voice guided navigation and turn-by-turn directions. You can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.

Waze isn't just a navigation app – it's also a platform where drivers can share real-time information about road conditions. Such as accidents, Delays & speed traps. This allows you too share live updates with other road users as they're happening in real time.

Waze is completely free to use, so you don't have to worry about any pesky subscription fees.


Not just a music app, it's time to talk about Spotify and how it works with Apple CarPlay. If you're a fan of Spotify, you'll be happy to know that you can access all of your favourite playlists, albums, and podcasts right from your car's infotainment system.

With Spotify on Apple CarPlay, you can easily control your music with just a few taps on your car's touchscreen or through voice commands with Siri. You can even browse through curated playlists and discover new music while on the go.

Plus, if you have a premium subscription, you can download songs and playlists for offline listening. This is perfect for those long road trips where you might lose signal or when you want to conserve your mobile data.

Google Maps:

If you're a UK driver, you've probably heard of Google Maps – The most popular alternative to Apple Maps the ultimate navigation app that has become a staple for getting around. And with Apple CarPlay, using Google Maps on the go has never been easier.

With Google Maps on your car's infotainment system, you can get real-time traffic updates and directions to help you get to your destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. Plus, with voice-guided navigation and turn-by-turn directions, you can keep your focus on the road ahead.

But Google Maps isn't just a navigation app – it's also a powerful tool for exploring your surroundings. With the app's Explore feature, you can discover new restaurants, bars, and attractions near your current location. Plus, you can read reviews and see photos to help you decide where to go.

And for those who like to plan ahead, Google Maps lets you save your favourite places and routes for easy access later on. This means you can save time and stress by knowing exactly where you're going before you even leave your house.


For all the bookworms out there, we have some great news – you can now listen to audiobooks with Audible on your car's infotainment system through Apple CarPlay.

With Audible on Apple CarPlay, you can listen to your favourite audiobooks while driving and make your commute or road trip much more enjoyable. You can access your library of books, download new titles, and pick up right where you left off, all with just a few taps on your car's touchscreen or through voice commands with Siri.

And for those who like to multitask, Audible on Apple CarPlay lets you listen to books while keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. This means you can catch up on your reading list without having to sacrifice your driving safety.

Plus, with a membership to Audible, you can get access to exclusive content, discounts on audiobooks, and more. This means you'll never run out of new titles to listen to.


If you're like most people in the UK, you probably use WhatsApp to stay in touch with your friends and family. And with Apple CarPlay, you can now access WhatsApp on your car's infotainment system for even more convenience.

With WhatsApp, you can read and send and receive messaged without having to take your eyes off the road or fumble with your phone. You can use voice commands with Siri to dictate text messages or even make calls to your contacts.

And for those who are worried about distractions while driving, WhatsApp on Apple CarPlay has a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode that blocks notifications and alerts while you're on the road. This means you can stay focused on driving and not be tempted to check your phone.

Plus, with the ability to send voice messages and photos, you can stay connected with your loved ones in a more personal way. Whether you're on a long drive or just running errands around town, WhatsApp on Apple CarPlay is the perfect way to stay connected on the go.


Alright, music lovers, it's time to talk about Pandora on Apple CarPlay. If you're a fan of personalised music streaming, then Pandora is the perfect app for you.

With Pandora on Apple CarPlay, you can create your own radio stations based on your favourite artists, songs, and genres. You can skip songs, give them a thumbs up or down, and bookmark them for later listening. And with the ability to connect to your car's audio system, you can enjoy high-quality music streaming while you drive.

But that's not all! Pandora also offers curated playlists, recommended stations, and exclusive content that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, with its user friendly interface and easy to use controls, you can navigate through your music library without ever taking your eyes off the road.

And for those who like to discover new music, Pandora has a "Discovery" feature that suggests new songs and artists based on your listening habits. This means you'll always be up-to-date with the latest music trends and discover new songs that you love.


Apple CarPlay is a fantastic feature that allows iPhone users to access a variety of apps and features while on the road. From music and navigation to communication and entertainment, there are many apps available that can enhance your driving experience. By using the apps mentioned in this article, you can stay connected, informed, and entertained while keeping your eyes on the road.

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