Want Alexa in your car? Prime Deal makes Amazon Echo Auto cheaper than ever

Want to add Alexa smarts to your old banger of a motor? This top cut from the early Prime Day deals 2020 sales gets you the Amazon Echo Auto at its lowest ever price.

Knocking 40% off the usual £49.99, it brings the Amazon Echo Auto down to just £29.99, saving you a significant £20. 

Amazon Echo Auto: £29.99 (40% off) at Amazon
Bringing voice control to your car for safe smart connectivity options, you’ll be able to ask Alexa for everything from weather reports to news reports, playlist playback to podcast picks. Connecting over your car’s speakers through the aux input jack or to your phone over Bluetooth, its hands-free nature makes it safe yo use while driving.
View Deal

Being able to make calls and access your entertainment system on the road safely is a big concern for drivers, and not everyone has the latest built-in entertainment systems

Read More

Read More

Best Prime Day 2020 Alexa deals: Show 5, Echo Auto and Echo Dot for Kids see big discounts

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is quickly approaching, and this year you’ll have a 48-hour window to take advantage of these deals on Oct. 13 and 14. Amazon has already begun a series of Prime Day countdown deals, and competitors like Best BuyWalmart and Target have confirmed discounts during the same window of time, but we can expect the best price cuts to happen on the days themselves. Amazon has already announced some killer deals for Prime Day itself, like a $19 Echo Dot and a $65 Echo Show 8, but a few devices are already seeing their biggest discounts ever. We’ll keep this story updated with the latest deals.

Best smart speaker and display Prime Day deals so far

Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Read More

Read More

Best Prime Day 2020 Alexa deals: Show 5, Echo Auto and Echo Dot for Kids on sale right now

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is quickly approaching, and this year you’ll have a 48-hour window to take advantage of these deals. Amazon has already begun a series of Prime Day countdown deals, and competitors like Walmart and Target have confirmed discounts during the same window of time, but we can expect the best price cuts to happen on the days themselves. If you’re looking for Amazon Echo smart speakers and Echo Show displays, this is likely going to be a good year to find deals.

Prime Day deal tips on smart speakers and displays

  • Amazon just announced a new Echo speaker, Echo Dot, and Dot with Clock. In the past, Amazon’s fall announcements have come after Prime Day. Since we
Read More

Read More

Best Prime Day 2020 Alexa deals: Show 5, Echo Auto and Echo Dot for Kids already on sale

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is quickly approaching, and this year you’ll have a 48-hour window to take advantage of these deals. Amazon has already begun a series of Prime Day countdown deals, but we can expect the best price cuts to happen on the days themselves. If you’re looking for Amazon Echo smart speakers and Echo Show displays, this is likely going to be a good year to find deals.

Prime Day deal tips on smart speakers and displays

  • Amazon just announced a new Echo speaker, Echo Dot, and Dot with Clock. In the past, Amazon’s fall announcements have come after Prime Day. Since we know what’s coming, though, we can predict even bigger discounts for Amazon’s smart home devices
Read More

Read More

Early Prime Day deal puts Alexa in your car for just $19

We are merely a handful of days away from Amazon Prime Day, so it’s no surprise the retailer is already slicing the prices of its products. And in the latest deal, Amazon Prime members can get the Echo Auto for only $19.99. 

The Echo Auto is a small rectangular device that can be attached to your car’s cockpit air vents, and it brings Amazon’s Alexa to the open road. It connects to your car’s stereo system via an auxiliary input or Bluetooth, and from there connects to the Alexa app on your Android or iOS phone. 

One set up, the Echo Auto provides you access to Alexa, which you can use to make calls, provide updates on your schedule, play music, tell you the news, and a range of other virtual assistant tasks, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. 

The Echo Auto

Read More

Read More

Amazon’s Alexa App Gets Auto Mode To Improve In-Vehicle Experience

Amazon has introduced a new feature called Auto Mode for its Alexa app. It works in the same way as Android Auto but runs on the smartphone instead of the infotainment screen. The new Auto mode provides easy access to navigation, communication, and media functions with larger touch targets and bigger font.

This new feature will be available to users in the US, Canada, Germany, France, India, Italy, Spain, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In the coming weeks, the Auto mode will show up on both the Android and the iOS versions of the Alexa app. It works with the supported Alexa auto accessories like the Echo Auto.

Amazon adds all-new Auto Mode to the Alexa app

After being successful in the smart home category, the biggest challenge for Amazon is to bring Alexa to the cars. Amazon’s Echo Auto, introduced in 2018, is the first attempt at putting an

Read More

Read More

Amazon Alexa app gets new Auto Mode for extra safety while driving

Amazon has updated the Alexa mobile app with an important new feature that should help those who are dedicated to the platform. Simply called Auto Mode, this new feature enables users to turn on a simplified interface while they’re driving, stripping the Alexa mobile experience down to the basic features users may need to access while driving. The feature may be useful for those who drive cars lacking a smart system like Android Auto.

Though infotainment systems have become increasingly common in vehicles, many people still use their phone with a clip or magnetic latch. There are some advantages to using your phone — it is probably more responsive and faster than the built-in system in your car, for example, assuming you have an inexpensive vehicle, and it may have a larger display. Assuming that’s the case (and that you use Amazon products), the new Alexa Auto Mode is here

Read More

Read More

Amazon’s Alexa app will soon work as an in-car display for the Echo Auto

Auto Mode is a new feature coming to Amazon’s Alexa app that turns your phone into a “driver-friendly display” when used with Alexa auto accessories like the Echo Auto, the company says. As well as offering access to Alexa’s typical voice commands, it includes large touchscreen icons that provide access to features like directions, music playback, and making calls. Amazon says the mode will be available in the Alexa app on iOS and Android in the coming weeks “when paired to an Echo Auto or other supported Alexa Auto accessories.”

The driving-focused mode consists of four screens. There’s a Navigation screen which provides shortcuts to favorite locations and will link out to your default navigation app for directions (saying “Alexa, go back to the Alexa app” switches you back to Amazon’s app).

Meanwhile, the Communicate screen gives shortcuts to place calls, Drop In, or make announcements from other Alexa devices

Read More

Read More

Auto Mode arrives on Alexa app in India

Amazon on Thursday introduced Auto Mode in Alexa app that will make it easier for people to navigate and stay connected while focus on the road ahead.

Auto Mode is rolling out to Android and iOS in the coming weeks and will be available in the US, India, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The Auto Mode feature has four screens — Home, Navigation, Communication, and Play — and a persistent menu bar allows users to quickly switch between them.

“Auto Mode in the Alexa app lets you see and do more with your Echo Auto and supported Alexa auto accessories by turning your phone into a smart, driver-friendly display that enhances Alexa’s in-vehicle voice experience,” the company said in a statement.

The Auto Mode home screen is designed to provide one-touch access to frequent actions, with shortcuts to play and pause current music source,

Read More

Read More

‘Alexa, I’m being pulled over’: Amazon-owned Ring unveils new security devices for the car

The Ring Car Alarm.

Ring is coming to the car.

The Amazon-owned company revealed new car security products and services as part of Amazon’s big devices unveiling Thursday: Ring Car Alarm, Ring Car Cam, and Ring Connect. It’s the first expansion beyond the home for Ring, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company acquired by Amazon for $1 billion in 2018.

Ring Car Alarm plugs into a car’s on-board diagnostics port and can monitor for impact, break-ins, and more, sending alerts via the Ring app. There is a built-in siren that can be controlled remotely. The car alarm runs on Amazon’s Sidewalk wireless network. It works with 99% of cars, can connect to other Alexa-enabled and Ring devices, and retails at $59.99.

Ring’s mobile app shows a live stream from the Ring Car Cam. (Ring Photos)

The Ring Car Cam also monitors for bumps and break-ins while driving or parked. Dual-facing HD

Read More

Read More