Alexa Now Available In BMWs & MINIs
“Alexa, what’s the traffic like today” is what some may say just before they leave the house on their daily commute but not for long. It has just been announced that Alexa is now available on select BMW & MINI vehicles here in the UK.
Customers with compatible vehicles simply need to download the latest version of the BMW Connected or MINI Connected app for iOS, ensure they’re subscribed to the Connected Voice Services package, and link their Amazon account to get started.
Once connected, you can start interacting with Alexa in your BMW or MINI. Play music, check the news, add things to your shopping list, control smart home devices, and access tens of thousands of Alexa skills. I can imagine it now…
“Alexa, what’s the traffic like on my commute home?”.
“Alexa, turn the heating up for when I get home”.
“Alexa, it may be dark when I get home, turn the lights on at 7pm”.
Alexa will be available on select BMW and MINI vehicles produced after November 2018 and running iDrive 5 or iDrive 6 software. To learn more and check vehicle compatibility, visit the BMW Connected Voice Services page or the MINI Connected page.
You may not be aware but this isn’t the first time Alexa has made it into your car, it’s actually available on a number of cars, with models going back a couple of years. Does you car have Alexa connectivity? For a full list of vehicles that are compatible with Alexa, visit: amazon.co.uk/vehicles-with-alexa