When released in 2019, the Polestar 2 was the first car to offer Android Automotive OS with Google integrated. Four years later, it remains at the forefront of infotainment with the addition of Prime Video, which lets you stream content while the car is parked or charging the battery. Prime Video thus joins YouTube, which the Polestar 2 has offered since June 2023.
Since its launch, Polestar and partner companies have not stopped developing useful applications for the car, such as Waze, EasyPark, A Better Routeplanner, AccuWeather, Range Assistant or Journey Log, as well as the Performance application for cars with two engines.
Polestar 2, the fast electric version presented in 2019, also includes the Vivaldi web browser from December 2021, which provides web access to other entertainment services that do not yet have native software.
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, comments: “The successful integration of the Android Car Operating System into the Polestar 2 shows that we can take advantage of the latest navigation and voice control technology to make driving the Polestar that much easier. The Google Play Store also has a variety of apps that offer interaction and entertainment, from games to streaming series.
The continuous development of the Android Automotive Operating System in Polestar 2, the result of close cooperation with Google, has shown the way forward in other Polestar vehicles. The Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 have an interface evolution, with a bigger screen and more capabilities. It is also planned to release applications developed for Polestar 2 in future vehicles.