The Jeep® brand has announced that the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first vehicles in the automotive industry to integrate the popular Amazon Fire TV application into its vehicles. Fire TV will give Wagoneer passengers access to their favorite shows, movies, apps, Alexa, and some unique in-vehicle features.
According to Jeep, Amazon’s new Fire TV for Auto seamlessly communicates directly with the Uconnect 5 system, expanding on Alexa Auto in-vehicle technology to help drivers stay focused on the road and keep passengers entertained. Content syncs with an existing Amazon account like other Fire TV devices, making it easy to navigate favorite apps and resume playback of a show. With Fire TV built-in, customers can pause a show in their home and seamlessly continue watching once they get into their vehicle.
The new Fire TV for Auto feature will prove to be an important feature in the infotainment system compatibility for the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer vehicles. The in-car connectivity allows passengers to stream their favorite shows together or separately while staying linked to their digital lives in a totally immersed experience.
Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will feature the most expansive lineup of infotainment ever in a Stellantis brand vehicle. Both models should offer second-row passengers their own 10.1-inch entertainment touchscreen. Grand Wagoneer models will feature an available 10.25-inch passenger screen providing the front passenger with dynamic touchscreen control at their fingertips.
“The all-new 2022 model-year Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are designed and engineered to set a new standard for American premium in the large SUV segment,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep® Brand Chief Executive Officer. “Launching Fire TV for Auto as an industry-first technology to the Wagoneer lineup illustrates one of the many ways we intend to deliver class-leading technology and connectivity to our customers.”
Fire TV for Auto allows for the following unique features…
- Passengers can view Fire TV in high definition from the rear seats and the front passenger screen (a privacy filter disables driver viewing). When the vehicle is in Park, the driver also can view Fire TV on the main Uconnect 5 screen
- Touchscreen controls and support for compatible content can be downloaded on trips where wireless service is limited or to save on data
- A Fire TV for Auto-specific remote provides control of the experience and includes push-to-talk access to Alexa, making it easy to find and quickly play shows
- The remote includes a button that connects Fire TV with the new Uconnect 5 system for control of vehicle features, such as climate, maps, and more
“We reimagined Fire TV for the automobile with a purpose-built experience that delivers the best in entertainment, anywhere you go,” said Sandeep Gupta, Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Fire TV. “With Fire TV built-in, customers can stream their favorite shows, see if they left the lights on at home with Alexa, and take advantage of unique controls through the Uconnect system.”
Fire TV for Auto in cooperation with Uconnect will continue to expand its functionality outside the vehicle. According to Jeep the Fire TV for Auto feature will be packaged with other connected services and made available this fall in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
So what do you think about the all-new Fire TV for Auto feature in the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer? What features are you most looking forward to? Let us know, in our dedicated WagoneerForums.org owner’s forums.