You may expect that you are able to watch Netflix and Youtube on your car through Apple CarPlay. But, is it possible to do that without a jailbreak? Here, we will inform you about it so you are able to read the full information about it below.
Watching Apple CarPlay Netflix or Youtube Without Jailbreak
It seems that it is impossible for you to watch Apple CarPlay or Youtube without jailbreak. There is no way for you to do that if you do not jailbreak your phone. As you are able to read in Quora, people answered that you cannot do it. Why? Of course one of the main reasons is because CarPlay is designed to be used by drivers. If there is Netflix or Youtube on CarPlay, how can the driver focus on driving? So, CarPlay just gives you access to the features on your phone which you may be able to do while you are driving including messages, navigation, phone calls, or audio playback.
Apple will never support video playback through CarPlay for safety and legal reasons. Apple limits the app that you are able to use while you are driving to reduce potential distractions. So, the only way for removing the restriction is to jailbreak your iOS device.
If you need some entertainment while you are driving, instead of watching Netflix or Youtube that can danger you when you are driving, there are a number of apps that you are able to use in your CarPlay including Spotify, Audible, Pocket Casts, Overcast and many more. If you need an app for reading messages while you are driving, then you can download WhatsApp or Telegram for CarPlay. You may not want to skip any news including about League Baseball games, then you are able to use MLB.com at Bat and NPR One.
Using Netflix CarPlay
It is important for you to note that we explain this just for information. And make sure that you do not do it because watching videos while you are driving will danger your safety. Well, you are able to watch Netflix with CarPlay by using Hexxa. But, you are able to do this if you have already set up WheelPal.
There is CarBridge which is available for any iPhone with iOS 10.0 to iOS 13.5. However, you will need a jailbroken phone and you have to follow the Hexxa Plus steps. If you want to use CarBridge, it has a small monthly fee of around $5. If you have installed CarBridge, then you can use a lot of third party apps. If you choose an app to include, you will be asked to allow it and decide whether you want it landscape or portrait. Even you are able to choose the number of icons that you want to display on your dashboard.
It is important for you to know that with a jailbroken iPhone, you may not be able to get all of the third-party apps to work. Why? It is because of the size of your car display. The apps which are able to be used on your smartphone are designed to be seen on a small screen in mobile interface and it is not designed for an infotainment system.
If you see that an app is not able to work, there is nothing that you can do about it. But generally, Netflix and Youtube work very well with CarBridge and WheelPal for CarPlay video playback.
Watching Youtube CarPlay
If you want to watch Youtube CarPlay, you are able to do that by installing third-party apps. The WheelPal is the app that you can use and it has been released by CarPlay Hacks. This app will allow you to be able to install some apps that you are able to use with CarPlay alone.
If you have installed WheelPal onto your iPhone or any iOS device, then your iPhone or iPad is connected to your video CarPlat system in your car, you will be brought to the setup. First, you have to choose the non-default CarPlay apps which are compatible with the iOS version that you are using. Next, you choose Youtube and other apps that you want. However, if you do not see Youtube on your iPhone since you do not have one, you are able to install there.
Then, Youtube will come up on your car display together with your other CarPlay apps. Youtube is compatible with Siri so that you are able to use voice commands, the touchscreen or your steering wheel commands every time you want to control the app.
However, if you want to do the things above, it is important for you to note that you need to jailbreak your phone to use WheelPal. If you jailbreak your iPhone, it means that you change it to remove some of the restrictions that Apple has given by default. So, if you are ready with it, you can do it so that it will permit you to use unauthorized software.
If you are sure that you want to jailbreak your phone, you need to have a strong internet connection. Then, you also have to back up all of your data for your safety. After that, you have to go to Settings and then go to General and choose Software Updates.
For the technical part, you have to download Hexxa Plus from your iPhone and then choose ‘Allow’ and Download. After that, you have to choose Settings and Profile Downloaded and choose the downloaded link. You may have to confirm your password, but it depends on your device. Next, the Hexxa Plus app will finish installing. If it has been installed, you will be able to find a list of third-party ‘jailbroken’ apps that you are able to enable.
For your information Hexxa Plus is a repo extractor which will allow you to be able to install CarPlay jailbreak apps. Apps here means apps which have restrictions. If you use Hexxa Plus and WheelPal, you lift the restrictions that Apple has charged on CarPlay and your iPhone.
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