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Echo Auto by Amazon in Tesla

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Rogallo, May 15, 2019.

  1. Rogallo

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    Amazon Echo Auto arrived today. Seems like the only good way to use it in my 2015 Model S so far is with a separate USB powered speaker connecting the Echo Auto to those speakers with a 3.5mm plug. Has anyone else been successful with a workaround? All other possible connections fail. https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Echo-Auto-first-your/dp/B0753K4CWG Screen Shot 2019-05-15 at 9.53.48 PM.png
     
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    #2 DCEV, May 15, 2019
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    Can you not pair it with the car, essentially treating the car as a Bluetooth speaker?

    Wish I could double press the voice button in the car to access Alexa...
     
  3. glide

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    That’s not how it is supposed to be used.

    You should just be able to pair to the car’s BT connection. There should be no other speakers involved.

    Your phone connection is also required for it to work. Are you using an iPhone or Android? Is it also paired to your phone?
     
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    Oh I so wish if Tesla voice command is better. I would be so cool to properly speak to the car and do stuff with it. The existing voice control isn’t very good and takes way too long to activate.

    Tesla (or your car’s name), activate autopilot.
    Tesla, turn up the heat to 22 degrees
    Tesla, navigate, play, open sun roof, activate sentry mode etc...
     
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  5. Rogallo

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    Old iphone 5, very glitchy between the car BT, keeps needing to connect/reconnect. Hoping someone has cracked the code to using the way you describe.
     
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    Huh? That’s how it’s supposed to be used out of the box.

    It’s not clear to me what you are doing to try and set the unit up.

    Are you sure the iPhone 5 is even supported?
     
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  7. Rogallo

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    Does not pair well, constant reconnect, rebooting, glitching.
     
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    Well, Apple is know to not support old products. In fact some would argue that they intentionally cripple them through iOS update to encourage you to buy a new unit. First it is performance degradation (purposeful or not), then come breaking API changes so your favourite app no longer work on older iOS, but your old device cannot be upgraded to new iOS (even though that may cripple performance).
     
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    If OP would check the package in sure it will say which devices, OS, and BT protocols are supported.

    This sounds like a case of you need to upgrade your 5 year old phone.
     
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    'argue', they got caught red handed doing it (remember the battery life fiasco).
     
  12. Chaserr

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    I have one. You pair it to your phone. The phone is the only thing paired to your Tesla. It works great, I wish I could talk to my Tesla like I do to the Amazon device in it.

    "(remember the battery life fiasco)"

    And the CPU throttling fiasco for years before they admitted it was to push phone sales. I stopped buying Apple devices for that reason long before they were caught.
     
  13. Joelgjr

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    Whenever Alexa comes up in conversation I can tell whose over the age of 50
     

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