Jeep Rolls Out Amazon Fire TV
Amazon’s Fire TV platform will soon be available for automotive, with two new Jeep vehicles the first to receive the streaming platform.
The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, set to be unveiled by the American auto maker this week, will integrate Amazon Fire TV for Auto across its Uconnect 5 software, giving drivers and passengers access to apps, streaming content, and Alexa.
Passengers will be able to view Fire TV from the rear seats and from the front passenger screen, with a privacy filter preventing drivers from watching unless the car is parked.
Content will sync seamlessly across an Amazon account like with other Fire TV devices, allowing customers to pause a show at home and continue watching in their Jeep, said Sandeep Gupta, Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Fire TV.
“We reimagined Fire TV for the automobile with a purpose-built experience that delivers the best in entertainment, anywhere you go.
“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,” he said.
The system will roll out later this year in the US, Canada, and Mexico; Australian availability has not yet been revealed, but the Grand Wagoneer will only be available in left-hand drive, ruling out an Australian release.