How does Amazon’s new ‘Echo Auto’ work?

The virtual assistant Amazon , are taking more and more ground and popularity, is known as Amazon Alexa and the feeling of the moment, who apparently has come to stay. The functions that this well-versed technology allows, come to remedy difficult situations of the daily life of the people.

Elements as widespread as forgetting where the mobile is left at home, come to be remedied with the possibility of finding my cell phone with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant , or covering other preludes such as, for example, turning the Android into a Smart Home with Alexa . The affirmation is undeniable, that it is a tool that has come to stay.

Its versatility extends to the issuance of the Echo Auto device , which works through the Alexa app. Adding a voice assistant to the car is extremely important, and the use of the Echo Auto, through the Alexa application, is something we must consider. This is why we need to address how to add, install and configure the Echo Auto device to the Alexa app in the car. As well as the different forms of linking and the additional services that we can use with this device.

Let’s waste no more time and see how the Echo Auto can make life easier for us behind the wheel.

Index(  )

  1. How does Amazon’s new ‘Echo Auto’ work?
  2. How to use Echo Auto through the Alexa app?
  3. Should I use the Echo Auto device in my car?
  4. In what ways can I set up my Echo Auto device with Alexa?
    1. Considerations for using the Echo Auto through the Alexa app
    2. Pair via Bluetooth
    3. Connect with Auxiliary Input
    4. Connection via UE Wonderboom speaker
    5. General Echo Auto Installation
  5. Adding Additional Echo Auto Services
    1. Alexa Calling: Calling Service
    2. Google Maps and Waze: Navigation
    3. Pure Highway: Digital Receiver
  6. How to set up Alexa updates on my car

How does Amazon’s new ‘Echo Auto’ work?

Basically it works in the same way as the rest of the Amazon Echos, with the exception that it has 8 integrated microphones to hear us say ‘Alexa’ after the action we want it to perform for us. This can be connected in several ways to the mobile so that it has an internet connection.

With the Echo Auto we can change the music, ask for directions, ask questions, make calls, among other things, all only through voice commands . Regardless of the external noise, it is able to listen to us to fulfill its functions in an exceptional way.

It is important to note that for its correct operation it must be connected to the internet all the time . It does this through mobile data, so in areas where we run out of network, it will be blocked. However, this is the minority of cases, with more advantages that it can offer us.

How to use Echo Auto through the Alexa app?

It is something very simple that we can do in a matter of minutes. We will only have to download the ‘Amazon Alexa’ application on our mobile and create an account (if you do not have one). Once the session is started, in the ‘Devices’ tab we will click on the ‘Add devices’ icon and then select ‘Amazon Echo’ and then ‘Echo Auto’ .

That way we can configure the Echo Auto through the Amazon Alexa App and start enjoying all its functionalities , which we will mention later.

Should I use the Echo Auto device in my car?

The firm or irrevocable decision to acquire and use any type of tool, or technological device, will depend solely on the particular taste and criteria of a person.

However, we can address a little the issue related to voice assistants, which help us perform functions in the car , while we keep our full attention on the control of the vehicle, since neglecting it can never be an option.

Attention on the road, when driving, is vital, and this is said in the literal sense, there can be no room for hesitation when it comes to our safety and integrity. For this reason, the Echo Auto device comes in conjunction with the Alexa application , and they will perform the role of executors of the functions, which we normally do, but when driving, they cannot be performed.

The criterion of using it or not, as said, is up to the person to decide, but it is to analyze the situation, where we are presented with a tool that is also inexpensive , and becomes a safeguard of our own integrity. It’s an important question indeed, so let’s get into the details of adding, installing, and configuring the device.

In what ways can I set up my Echo Auto device with Alexa?

That the mind is not disturbed when thinking about the complexity of the process, it is really a simple matter, once you know how to do something, materializing it is something of the utmost lightness. We are going to make it as simple as possible so that we can achieve a correct process of adding, installing and configuring the Echo Auto , through the Alexa application. But for this we must have some important prior considerations to be able to carry out the process.

Considerations for using the Echo Auto through the Alexa app

Since the Echo Auto is an electrical device and the Alexa app is an electronic means of use , there must be a connection that unites them, and the car is involved in the connection process. The use of Bluetooth can be used to connect Alexa with the Echo Auto, but it deserves a connection that feeds it, for this it brings a cable that can be connected to the car.

The distribution and compatibility between the devices and means of feedback may vary according to the age of the car, so we must bear in mind the compatibility that may exist between the car and Echo Auto .

Pair via Bluetooth

  1. To begin, we will have to activate Bluetoothon our device. It will be necessary to verify that the detection mode is active.
  2. Next, we will enter the Alexa App on our mobile.
  3. Once there, we will select the ‘Devices’tab .
  4. Then we will click on ‘Echo’ and ‘Alexa’.
  5. At this point we will have to select device, in this case it would be ‘Echo Auto’.
  6. To finish, we will select ‘Bluetooth devices’, and then, ‘Pair a new device’.

In this way, we will link our mobile with the Echo Auto team and thus be able to enjoy everything it has to offer us.

Connect with Auxiliary Input

  1. In this case, we will have to connect the auxiliary cable to the Echo Auto and to the auxiliary port of our car.
  2. With the car on, we will configure the input of the sound system in AUX (auxiliary).
  3. Next, we will activate Bluetooth on our smartphone.
  4. We will enter the Alexa app.
  5. We will select ‘Amazon Echo’ and then ‘Echo Auto’.

From this moment on we can use the Echo Auto easily and quickly, being able to hear the voice of Alexa in the car speakers .

Connection via UE Wonderboom speaker

The process is practically the same when connecting the Echo Auto via Bluetooth , however, we will specify the steps to follow:

  1. We will activate the Bluetooth detection mode on our UE Wonderboom speaker.
  2. On our mobile, we will enter the Amazon Alexa app.
  3. We will go to the ‘Devices’ tab.
  4. We will select ‘Echo’ and ‘Alexa’.
  5. Next we will select the UE Wonderboom device.

That way, we can hear everything Alexa has to say to us through the UE Wonderboom speaker.

General Echo Auto Installation

We are going to present it in a simple and direct way so that it can be understandable, so we are going to simplify all the steps. 

  1. Own the Alexa application, which you get by downloading it from the application store.
  2. Authorize all the requirementsthat Alexa requests.
  3. The Echo Auto must be connected to the vehicle, using the tools available, be it a USB connection inthe car, or the ’12V’ power supply using the cable and / or adapter provided by Echo Auto.
  4. You will know that the device is ready to connect, when you dial an orange light.
  5. Within the Alexa application, it refers to the ‘Devices’ space, click on ‘Add’.
  6. Within the menu, click on ‘Add device’. After that, click on ‘Amazon Echo’. At this point it only remains to press on ‘Echo Auto’.
  7. Then you just have to follow the instructions that the application is giving. And the process of adding, installing, and configuring the Echo Auto deviceto the Alexa app is complete.

Adding Additional Echo Auto Services

One of the advantages of having Echo Auto installed from the Alexa app is that it can be linked with different services to have a better user experience. Below we will mention the most relevant and used so that you take them into account.

Alexa Calling: Calling Service

With the Echo Auto we can make calls to any number in our address book . This is possible thanks to Alexa Calling. It is enough to have our contact list synchronized to make calls while we are driving without the need to take our hands off the wheel.

This is possible by configuring the synchronization through the Alexa application using our smartphone . It is important to perform this step in order to make calls while driving.

Google Maps and Waze: Navigation

On the other hand, if we are browsing with our mobile using services such as Google Maps or Waze we can synchronize it with our Echo Auto. This will allow you to hear the navigation directions through this device .

To configure these services we just have to enter the Alexa app, then in Settings we will go to the ‘Traffic’ section and select the default navigation application that we want Alexa to use.

Its use is simple, it will only be enough to ask Alexa for an address and it will show it to us on our mobile in Google Maps or Waze.

Pure Highway: Digital Receiver

Similarly, it is possible to maintain smart connectivity devices such as the Pure Highway digital receiver. This is possible since the Echo Auto recognizes these devices as if they are part of the car , so we can connect the two at the same time.

To achieve this, our smartphone must be connected to the two devices . In this way we can enjoy digital music and transmission through these two very functional devices.

How to set up Alexa updates on my car

There will be no need to configure the Alexa updates in your car because these are automatically downloaded to our smartphone when it is connected to the internet. And the moment we connect to the Echo Auto they will be installed automatically via Bluetooth.

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