X

Parrot launches Asteroid Market for its Android-based receivers

Parrot creates an app market of its own to feed its line of Android-powered car audio systems.

antuan-roadshow-headshots-jpegs-1893-007.jpg
antuan-roadshow-headshots-jpegs-1893-007.jpg
Antuan Goodwin
parrotAsteroidMarket_4.jpg
1 of 6 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Parrot launches Asteroid Market for its Android-based receivers

LAS VEGAS--At last year's CES, Parrot expanded its line of Asteroid line of Android-powered car stereo receivers to three models. For 2013, it is making it easier for developers to create apps to feed it.
parrotAsteroidMarket_3.jpg
2 of 6 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Asteroid Market

The apps that power the Parrot Asteroid are installed directly on the unit itself and don't necessarily require a smartphone to run, so Parrot needed to create an easy way to funnel these apps to the users.
parrotAsteroidMarket_2.jpg
3 of 6 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Browsing categories

After launching the Asteroid Market on an Asteroid device, users can browse a variety of driver-centric apps in a variety of categories. Parrot tells us that there will also be a Web portal that's accesible via a traditional browser.
parrotAsteroidMarket_1.jpg
4 of 6 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Apps

Parrot's Market will offer apps for audio streaming, navigation, location services, and other car-appropriate services. Many apps are free, but some will cost money. App selection will vary from country to country.
parrotAsteroidMarket_6.jpg
5 of 6 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Development

Parrot is also launching a developers' portal to help programmers adapt their apps to the App Radio hardware.
parrotAsteroidMarket_8.jpg
6 of 6 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Asteroid Market

The Asteroid Market will be available on all of the Asteroid models when it launches later this year.

More Galleries

2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge
2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge

52 Photos
2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
mandalorian-3-social.png

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

62 Photos
Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference
james-webb-seq-00-14-05-10-still002

Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference

12 Photos
Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV
Audi Activesphere concept

Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV

51 Photos
Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)
yamaha01.jpg

Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)

16 Photos
CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)
dia-de-los-muertos-3318-001.jpg

CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)

9 Photos
2007 Los Angeles Auto Show: concept cars
conceptss01_440.jpg

2007 Los Angeles Auto Show: concept cars

14 Photos