Jeep’s soon-to-be-revealed Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first vehicles in the automotive industry to integrate Amazon Fire TV for Auto, according to the automaker.
In-car connectivity will allow passengers to stream their favorite shows or movies together or separately while staying linked to their digital lives, with access to apps and Alexa.
Passengers can view Fire TV in high definition from the rear seats and the front passenger screen (a privacy filter disables driver viewing). When the vehicle is in park, the driver also can view Fire TV on the main Uconnect 5 screen.
Content syncs with an existing Amazon account like other Fire TV devices. With Fire TV built-in, customers can pause a show in their home and continue watching once they get into their vehicle.
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are set to be revealed via a livestream at noon ET on March 11 on the Wagoneer social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Jeep brand YouTube page.
The brand has posted a 15-second teaser video showing glimpses of the new vehicles with the tagline “Grand Adventures Return.”
The vehicles are “designed and engineered to set a new standard for American premium in the large SUV segment,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand chief executive officer at Stellantis.
With Fire TV for Auto, the Uconnect experience continues to expand its functionality outside of the vehicle. Fire TV for Auto will be packaged with other connected services and made available in fall 2021 in Canada, Mexico and the United States.