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Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa are a game-changer for owners

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 2:08 pm
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What are Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa? 

The ability to integrate our favorite devices into our daily commute has become the latest must-have accessory matching previous innovations like Bluetooth connectivity and FM radio. Connectivity to smartphones through the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. With more and more people adding Amazon Alexa to their homes to make their lives easier in several ways, it was only natural that Toyota looks for ways to expand its suite of compatible technology. So, what are Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa? Basically, Toyota owners with vehicles that feature this capability can link their car, truck or SUV to their Amazon digital home assistant. Let’s take a look at a few things you’ll be able to do through this ground-breaking partnership. 

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What can I do with Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa? 

Owners of Toyota vehicles featuring Amazon Alexa access will need to download the Amazon app, as well as the Toyota Remote Services app. Once the vehicle and Amazon accounts are synced, a new world of connectivity can be accessed through natural voice commands.

Here are some of the things you’ll be able to accomplish with Toyota Skills for Amazon Alexa: 

  • Start/stop the vehicle’s engine
  • Lock/unlock the doors
  • Find out how much fuel is in the tank
  • Learn the status of several systems
  • Inquire about how many miles the vehicle has accumulated

Can I connect more than one Toyota vehicle? 

It’s not uncommon for a family to have more than one Toyota vehicle in their garage. If both vehicles are equipped with Toyota Remote Services capability and Amazon Alexa access, this is totally possible. Owners will be able to not only find out which vehicle they are connected to, but they can also switch between them as needed. It’s important to note that access to a cellular network is required to use the system and some functionality can be delayed by terrain or other obstacles. 

If you would like to see a demonstration of this technology, make an appointment with a Serra Toyota product expert today. 

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