January 15, 2021

Amazon’s Alexa app has two new features for your car

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Alexa has new features for your car.

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The Alexa app is getting two new features for your car: Auto Mode and a Start My Commute routine. The new features will be rolling out in the coming weeks for Android and iPhone users, Amazon said in a blog post on Thursday. 

Auto Mode consists of four screens — a home screen, navigation, communicate and play — and aims to have Alexa act as your in-vehicle assistant. The home screen will add shortcuts to play and pause music or news, navigate and make calls. The navigate screen will give you quick access to your favorite locations stored in the Alexa app. The communicate screen lets you easily place a call and drop-in on your Alexa devices, while the play shows your most current media played using your Alexa devices.

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