Jeep announced in March 2021 the upcoming arrival of a new feature on its new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer: Fire TV for the car. Following the Stellantis partnership and Amazon Unveiled yesterday, the e-commerce giant took advantage of CES 2022 to take stock of its streaming system which will also be integrated at Chrysler, Ford and Lincoln.
Fire TV in your car, it's coming soon!
In 2021, Amazon Fire TV has reached a major milestone with more than 150 million Fire TV devices sold across the world, becoming one of the most popular streaming systems among consumers. On the occasion of CES 2022 which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, the Seattle giant unveiled the first images of his new experience Fire TV for the car.
Already announced on the new Jeep Wagoneer last year, Fire TV for the car will allow access to all the features of the system that you already have at home and will allow the choice of using Alexa or onscreen touch controls to access over a million episodes of series and movies in vehicles in the United States, and later around the world.
Sandeep Gupta, Vice President and General Manager ofAmazon Fire TV, believes that Stellantis and Amazon have " re-invent Fire TV for automotive with a specially designed experience ” and specifies that customers of both companies will be able to "Broadcast their favorite shows, see if they left the lights on at home with Alexa and take advantage of unique orders through the Uconnect system. ”
The car version of Fire TV will be very similar to the Fire TV operating system you are already familiar with, the interface being virtually the same if we are to believe the images provided by Amazon yesterday. The entertainment system will allow watch streaming Prime Video, Netflix or Disney +, to follow a live TV program or content from their library Amazon Music or Kindle. Users will be able to download content to relax on long trips without having to use a mobile connection. It will also be possible to pause playback at home and resume streaming in the car.
Stellantis obviously insists on the presence of a filter preventing the driver from looking content while driving, which can only be used once the car is parked, or on large integrated screens which will benefit passengers comfortably seated in the rear of the vehicle. Something to calm the children on the road to vacation, that's the main thing!