Jeep’s upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs will offer Amazon’s Fire TV streaming platform as part of the package when the vehicles hit the road in 2022.
It means occupants of the upcoming luxury SUVs will be able to kick back and enjoy Fire TV’s entertainment offerings via a plethora of screens.
The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first vehicles in the auto industry to integrate Amazon Fire TV for Auto, and the news comes just over a year after the e-commerce giant announced the vehicle-based version of its system.
Fire TV for Auto will hook up with the Uconnect 5 infotainment software to allow users to sync the system with their Amazon account. It means, for example, you’ll be able to pause a show in the car and carry on from where you left off when you get home.
Passengers will be able to watch Fire TV in HD from the rear seats and the front passenger screen. A privacy filter will prevent drivers from watching the content while motoring along the highway, though the main display will show content when the vehicle is in park.
Importantly, you’ll be able to download content for offline viewing so you won’t be stuck if you’re driving in the middle of nowhere and find yourself without a network connection.
And, of course, Alexa will be riding alongside you in the vehicle, enabling full voice control of Amazon’s entertainment platform. The digital assistant can be enabled via a Fire TV for Auto-specific remote that offers push-to-talk access. The entire system can also be controlled via the vehicle’s touchscreens.
“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,” Jeep brand CEO Christian Meunier said in a release on Thursday, March 5. “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.”
Jeep is set to unveil the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer on March 11. The automaker revealed a concept design of the vehicle in 2020, which should be close to the real thing.
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