There's a New Amazon Echo Product and It's Meant for Your Car

There's a New Amazon Echo Product and It's Meant for Your Car

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Ana Luisa Suarez
Oct 27, 2018
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Are you obsessed with your Amazon home products? It starts out with just a small Echo Dot, then somehow you have every Amazon Echo product there is. Every room you walk into, you can ask Alexa to change the lights or tell you the weather or turn on your Spotify. Well, now Amazon has a product that can drive everywhere with you.

Meet the Echo Auto! It is one of Amazon's newest Echo products and it is meant for your car. It comes with a lot of amazing features.

  • Connects to Alexa using your phone, is ready in seconds, and plays through your car speakers. Includes Echo Auto Dash Mount.
  • With eight microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.
  • Use your voice to play music, check the news, open the garage door, find the nearest gas station, and more.
  • Play Audible books, stream podcasts, or listen to Amazon Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, or NPR.
  • Make calls, set reminders, add items to your shopping and to-do lists, or manage your calendar.
  • Set location-based routines—automated actions Alexa can start when you leave the office or get home.
  • Ask for directions and Alexa connects to supported apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze on your phone.

You'll be able to ask your Echo Auto, "Alexa, where is the nearest gas station?" If you have a car garage door opener, you'll be able to tell Alexa to open and close the garagefor you. You can get directions to the nearest park, play your favorite playlists, and manage your calendar from the road, all without having to take your hands off the wheel.

Now, if you're already planning to buy one, there is one sort of catch. The Echo Auto is currently invite-only. Select Amazon users will be chosen to be invited to purchase the Auto for $24.99. If you are one of the many who are not invited to enjoy the Echo Auto early, you'll have to wait until it is retailed for $49.99. Still not a bad price given what it can do! Those who are invited will receive an email from Amazon later this year. Hopefully in time for Christmas?

In order to be considered by Amazon, you will need to head to the Echo Auto's web page on Amazon and request to be invited. You will then receive a confirmation email from Amazon that they recieved your request. After that, you'll have to sit tight and wait and hope your frivolous Amazon spending helps your chances of being invited.

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