Amazon has released an Echo Auto set up video…we should have them soon!

Amazon has released an Echo Auto set up video…we should have them soon!

It’s still only available by invitation, but there’s a major indication that those of who requested the

Echo Auto (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

should have them soon!

I got the acknowledgement of my request on September 20th, so it’s coming up on six months.

I’m very excited about this! I use Alexa in the car frequently, and it’s just not that easy to launch things from my phone. We have very strict rules in California…interactions with our phone are supposed to be 1-touch only while we are driving (I think that’s right). If I already have the Alexa app open, I can launch it (to make a request) with one touch, but I’d much rather be able to do the whole thing by voice.

It also has really seemed like they are working hard to integrate more apps with Alexa for the car…directions, but a lot more.

The indicator that we may have them soon is this

Amazon YouTube video on setting up the Echo Auto

which was just published.

There’s very little reason for them to put that out unless people need to use it. My guess is that some people have them already; Amazon likes to have user quotes when they put out a press release for a new product.

We’ll see, but my guess is that I’ll have mine by the end of the month!

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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3 Responses to “Amazon has released an Echo Auto set up video…we should have them soon!”

  1. Edward Boyhan Says:

    I also got a reply to my echo auto request on 9/20. I have a brand new 2019 Mustang that I’m eager to try this on.

    The Mustang already has very tight integration with my phone. Whenever a call comes in, the call appears on the dashboard screen along with who is calling. I just touch the “accept” button and start talking — the actual phone has never left my pocket. I can push the phone button on the steering wheel, and say: call — phone still in my pocket. I would think this kind of functionality is pretty common on recent vintage cars and smartphones.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Edward!

      Yes, integration with the phone has increased…I can’t tell my car to open my Alexa app and do something, though. That’s what this will be like for me, hopefully.

      My car will read my texts, however. 🙂

  2. Check your e-mail! Your chance to get an Echo Auto may be running out soon | I Love My Kindle Says:

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