Amazon brings Alexa in your car with the Echo Auto

With music streaming and smart speakers rapidly growing in popularity,  Amazon has doubled-down on its efforts to make its Echo range of smart speakers and devices. This device is designed exclusively for in-car usage and enables to access Alexa voice assistant in the car. Let's have a look at the features of Echo Auto:

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Add Alexa to your car- Echo Auto is powered by your car's 12V charging socket or USB port and connects to your stereo system through a 3.5 mm auxiliary cable or Bluetooth connection.


Designed exclusively for in-car usage- With 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.


Voice control your music- Voice control Echo Auto through the Alexa app to stream from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, and Gaana- just ask for a song, artist, or genre.


Design- In terms of design, Echo Auto is a small rectangular box. It has an Action button, Mute button and eight microphone holes on top. It includes a micro USB port and 3.5mm auxiliary port. There's a light strip on front that turns blue when you ask Alexa anything.


Look at specifications of Amazon Echo Auto:

 

Processor:- Mediatek MT7697, Intel Dual DSP with Inference Engine.
 

Audio:- Eight microphone array. Supports auxiliary audio output.
 

Connectivity:- Echo Auto connects to most cars that support Bluetooth to play music or that have an auxiliary input.
 

Bluetooth:- Hands-Free Profile (HFP) support for calling, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of media sessions, Serial Port Profile for Bluetooth connectivity to Android phones and iPod Accessory Protocol for Bluetooth connectivity to iPhones.
 

Included in the Box:- Echo Auto, In-Car Power Adapter, Micro-USB cable (1m), 3.5mm auxiliary cable (1m), Echo Auto Air Vent Mount and Quick Start Guide.

 

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