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[Amazon.ca] Echo Auto $24.99 for Prime members (reg $69.99)

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[Amazon.ca] Echo Auto $24.99 for Prime members (reg $69.99)

Echo Auto is $24.99 for Prime members.
It’s an early Prime Day deal.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B078YNK7FC

Edit:
Cellular Data required
Can be connected to the car using Bluetooth or aux cable
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tempting gadget...does it need internet from ur phone?, another 5$ off if u load 50$ amazon cash right?

wth bought, i had some credits and gc

Order Summary
Items: CDN$ 24.99
Shipping & Handling: CDN$ 0.00
Prime Credit: -CDN$ 4.03
Total before tax: CDN$ 20.96
Estimated GST/HST: CDN$ 2.72
Estimated PST/RST/QST: CDN$ 0.00
Total: CDN$ 23.68
Gift Certificates: -CDN$ 23.68
Order Total: CDN$ 0.00


i bought that BT aftermarket google voice cigarette adapter plug but i could never pair the BT , smh
ah this might be why:

The following cars are not compatible with Echo Auto when using a Bluetooth connection. You can still use Echo Auto with these cars by connecting via the included auxiliary cable.

Acura MDX (2016)
Acura RDX (2017)
Acura TLX (2016)
Chevrolet Equinox (2016, 2017)
Chevrolet Malibu (2015, 2016, 2017)
Chevrolet Silverado (2014, 2015, 2017)
Chevrolet Volt (2015)

Dodge Caravan (2018)
Dodge Ram (2018)
GMC Sierra (2015, 2016, 2017)
Honda Accord (2013, 2015)
Honda Accord Touring (2013)
Honda Civic (2013)
Honda CRV 2014

Honda Odyssey (2016)
Honda Pilot (2013)
Infiniti Q60 (2018)
Infiniti QX60 (2019)
Jeep Wrangler (2017)
Mazda CX9 (2013)
Mazda 3 (2010)
Toyota Camry (2015)
Toyota Corolla (2017)
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Does the app have to be open while using this? Or just linked to BT?...
Ordered, will see how it goes
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flexsingh wrote: Does the app have to be open while using this? Or just linked to BT?
App doesn't need to be opened, it just needs BT on your phone. I have had this since it was on trial in the US and it's been good for turning on stuff on the way home at night. :) I haven't tried to link it up to my car directly.
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I don't understand the use case for this. It's just a dongle for your car, which you can get cheaper ones from anywhere, but locked to Alexa only. Good luck playing Google Play Music, YouTube Music, etc. then.
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GunnerX wrote: App doesn't need to be opened, it just needs BT on your phone. I have had this since it was on trial in the US and it's been good for turning on stuff on the way home at night. :) I haven't tried to link it up to my car directly.
That’s also my use case. Thanks
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andrewmp416 wrote: I don't understand the use case for this. It's just a dongle for your car, which you can get cheaper ones from anywhere, but locked to Alexa only. Good luck playing Google Play Music, YouTube Music, etc. then.
Alexa , play Spotify.

Alexa , play rock music (from prime)

Alexa , close my garage door , turn off the garage lights , amd lock the front door.
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one reviewer said its better to use echo dot gen 2 connected to ur phones hotspot , been reading all the amazon reviews lol
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slade wrote: Alexa , play Spotify.

Alexa , play rock music (from prime)

Alexa , close my garage door , turn off the garage lights , amd lock the front door.
I just speak those commands directly to Alexa on my phone, handsfree. Not sure what this device brings.
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cil254 wrote: I just speak those commands directly to Alexa on my phone, handsfree. Not sure what this device brings.
You still need to take your phone out, unlock with whatever then push the app then speak those commands, with this you just speak those commands Truely handsfree.....
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Guyver99 wrote: You still need to take your phone out, unlock with whatever then push the app then speak those commands, with this you just speak those commands Truely handsfree.....
I see. I typically always have my phone out in the car (navigation, music).
Also you can replace the default voice assistant on your phone from Google to Alexa.
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andrewmp416 wrote: I don't understand the use case for this. It's just a dongle for your car, which you can get cheaper ones from anywhere, but locked to Alexa only. Good luck playing Google Play Music, YouTube Music, etc. then.
Hands free...

Alexa, turn on the porch lights
Alexa, arm my alarm (Ring)
Alexa, is my garage door closed? (Ring contact sensor)
Alexa, set the living room temperature to 24 degrees
Alexa, navigate home (Pulls up Google Maps on the android HU)
Alexa, call Grandma
Alexa, text [my wife] I love you
Alexa, text [kids] to setup the dinner table
Alexa, add X to my to-do / shopping list

Amazon emails Alexa suggestions all the time
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I just bought one too because of the price... Will see how this thing work in my car...
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AncasterRFD wrote: Hands free...

Alexa, turn on the porch lights
Alexa, arm my alarm (Ring)
Alexa, is my garage door closed? (Ring contact sensor)
Alexa, set the living room temperature to 24 degrees
Alexa, navigate home (Pulls up Google Maps on the android HU)
Alexa, call Grandma
Alexa, text [my wife] I love you
Alexa, text [kids] to setup the dinner table
Alexa, add X to my to-do / shopping list

Amazon emails Alexa suggestions all the time
Most of the phones support hands free ok Google commands and specially if you're already using your phone for navigation it works even better.

Yes you get a dedicated device here but to others' point it is a redundant device to do something you can do with your phone or android auto interface.
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Why can’t you just use Alexa app on phone and turn on the option for it to trigger by saying “Alexa”
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mikka2017 wrote: one reviewer said its better to use echo dot gen 2 connected to ur phones hotspot , been reading all the amazon reviews lol
I did that before this came out, I can tell you is way more hassle free with this device, no need to mess around with hotspot...
Another point for this device is so that you don't need to use your phone as much especially when you are driving, less distraction and not to mention less chance for getting handheld device ticket.
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I had one of these to try out for a week and didn't find much use with the device. It's pretty limited in the actions it can accept.

I'd only recommend it to anyone who doesn't already have bluetooth in their vehicle.
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