Amazon announced that Canadians can now own the Echo Auto. The Echo Auto is the first Echo device made for road use, allowing customers to have an easy and affordable way to add the power of Alexa while on roadtrips. The device can be purchased on Amazon.ca and BestBuy.ca, for just CDN $69.99.
“With Echo Auto, they can enjoy the convenience of Alexa on the road, giving them the ability to ask to play music, make calls, continue their audiobook, manage their to do list and more—all just using their voice, and keeping their hands on the wheel,” said Celine Lee, Alexa Canada Country Manager.
Echo Auto prides itself with a custom-designed eight-microphone array which was made to combat the in-car acoustics challenges, enabling Alexa to hear commands over music, air conditioning and ambient road noise. The Echo Auto also connects to the car stereo through a 3.5 mm audio jack or Bluetooth powered by the car’s 12V power outlet or integrated USB port. It can connect with Alexa via the Alexa app on any smartphone, iOS or Android and can use existing phone contracts to access the wide range of Alexa features like calling, music, and navigation.
Customers can also easily ask Alexa for hearing morning news, listening to an audiobook, getting traffic updates, and more. Setting up routines like turning on the lights when pulling into the driveway, setting reminders for laundry pick-up, or controlling compatible smart home devices are also possible – all while driving inside one’s car.
Alexa skill experiences are also usable with skills available in the Alexa Skills Store like playing road-friendly games, asking directions or checking road conditions.
The Echo Auto was made available last June 17. For more information please visit Amazon.ca.
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