Tho Android is more open, Android auto has very few api, making it impossible for a lot of stuff to run, (people would die watching Netflix and driving), NGXPlay in a way, seems to trick the phone into thinking that the carplay screen is the main screen. (I could be wrong), at the very least it seems Apple just doesn't allow certain apps vs API issues.
Yes I agree Netflix when driving bad but that's why they put motion locks on it. Yeah I can understand iPhone displays the app differently and is built into the os vs android where they need a extra app to do this. Meh ohh well back to attempting to find a cheep iPhone with older firmware that's jail breakable lol I do love android auto vs CarPlay though. Android for life and iPhone just for others apps on my stock deck when waiting for train or etc etc