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I have a Pixel 2 XL on Verizon. When I get a text message, I am blocked from reading the message on the PCM screen while the car is moving. However, there is a button to have the message read out loud. I push that button and get nothing. I did a little research and what I need is Message Access Protocol. Since Porsche doesn't support Android Auto, am I SOL? Has anybody been able to get their Android phone to work with the read out loud feature?
 

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As far as I know, your assessment of SOL is dead on... I'm an Android user and purposely did not opt for the Porsche Connect feature for that reason. It's completely useless to us non-Apple users... Porsche says something like most Porsche owners are Apple users. I don't buy it, simply because Android makes up something like 80% of smartphone sales Internationally. That being said, I work for a Porsche Dealership, and most of my clients are Apple users ????
The non-official inside story is that Android tries to access more information about the driver and driving habits than Porsche is willing to divulge. Apparently Apple doesn't try to pull nearly as much information about the driver or driving habits. I kinda believe this story, simply because Porsche is a Very Secretive company. If any of their vendors try to access or ask for too much information, Porsche simply stops using that specific vendor. You can't really argue with Porsche though, because it seems as if they really do have a secret recipe for their cars that most brands try to duplicate, but never really can...
 

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You can activate android auto. There is few people on this forum that can do that. I personally had it done by simaservis1108. Works beautifully. Very cost effective comparing to what dealers are asking
 

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You can activate android auto. There is few people on this forum that can do that. I personally had it done by simaservis1108. Works beautifully. Very cost effective comparing to what dealers are asking
Could you elaborate a little bit more on that matter, please?

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Could you elaborate a little bit more on that matter, please?

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Sure. There is thread here for PCM 4.0 nav/audio etc. There is user here that can remotely activate your navigation and android auto and voice control apparently all 718 2017 and up come with those pre installed as long as you have apple car play you won't even need GPS antenna. It's there already.. It has to be activated by a dealer. They wanted $2500 to do it... 😆 look for simaservis1108 and pm him
 

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Sure. There is thread here for PCM 4.0 nav/audio etc. There is user here that can remotely activate your navigation and android auto and voice control apparently all 718 2017 and up come with those pre installed as long as you have apple car play you won't even need GPS antenna. It's there already.. It has to be activated by a dealer. They wanted $2500 to do it... 😆 look for simaservis1108 and pm him
Thanks for the explanation! will look into that!
 
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