Amazon Fire TV for Auto Coming to 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Family

Amazon Fire TV for Auto Coming to 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Family

03/04/2021

We’ve already seen the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer in concept form, and while we don’t expect the real deal to deviate too much from the preview, we are prepared to see the production full-size SUV in the metal when it debuts next week. (We’ll also see the non-Grand Wagoneer.) But before we get to see the Wagoneer’s final form, Jeep has announced some of the new in-vehicle tech we can expect to see in the anticipated three-row hauler.

The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first cars to feature Amazon Fire TV for Auto. It’s a bit like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in that it integrates well-known software with in-car hardware, but Amazon’s take is for passengers’ enjoyment, not for the driver or navigator. The system will integrate with the fifth generation of Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system, and the focus will be on keeping occupants as occupied as possible via streaming video.

Remember how the Grand Wagoneer concept had four massive screens just in the driver and passenger area? The one in front of the passenger will no doubt be used for entertaining co-pilots. And though we didn’t get a look at the concept’s back seats, it’s (pretty) safe to assume that the Amazon Auto (that’s what we’re calling it, anyway, as “Amazon Fire TV for Auto” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue) option will likely include screens for the rear passengers directly behind the front seats. Again, this is all running on the assumption that at least some of the Grand Wagoneer show vehicle’s screens make it into the production model.

Those who opt for Amazon Auto will have Amazon’s downright gargantuan library of movies, TV shows, music, and more to pick from. The system will integrate with your Amazon account, meaning you can pause a movie at home and pick up where you left off once you get on the road. It seems like a pretty nifty option, but it does, in some part, beg the question “can your car be too connected?” That’s for you to decide.

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