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Posted 27 September 2022

Echo Auto | Add Alexa to your car £24.99 @ Amazon

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  • Add Alexa to your car: connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car speakers via auxiliary input jack or your smartphone's Bluetooth connection. Includes air vent mount.
  • Designed for the road: with 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, air conditioning and road noise.
  • Go beyond car radio: voice control Echo Auto through the Alexa app to stream from Audible, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer or radio stations from around the world with TuneIn.
  • Just ask: Use your voice to play music, check the news, make calls, add to your to-do list, set reminders, check petrol prices and more.
  • Do More with Auto Mode: Turn your phone into a driver-friendly display that complements your Echo Auto. See what's playing and save time with easy-touch shortcuts to your favourite places, people and content.
  • Echo Auto is also designed to protect your privacy: You can press the Microphone Off button to electronically disconnect the microphones.
  • Check for compatibility. Echo Auto is not compatible with all cars and phones. See if it will work for you below.

Product informationManufacturer ‎Amazon Item model number ‎BP39CN Product Dimensions ‎8.51 x 4.7 x 1.32 cm; 45.36 Grams ASIN ‎B078YP59TT
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Technical Details
Echo Auto

85 x 47 x 13.28 mm


45 g
Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.

Smartphone Plan Usage and Compatibility

Echo Auto uses your existing smartphone plan and the Alexa app for connectivity and other features. Mobile network provider charges may apply. Please consult your provider for information on any charges and limitations that apply to your data plan. Echo Auto supports Android 8.0 and iOS 14 or later. However, please note that the following smartphones are not compatible with Echo Auto. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and may require separate subscriptions or other fees.


Echo Auto connects to most cars that support Bluetooth to play music or that have an auxiliary input. It works best on cars that do not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. If using Bluetooth, some vehicles do not work well with Echo Auto. If you can't connect devices via Bluetooth or auxiliary cable to play music in your car, then you may be able to connect Echo Auto with an additional accessory like an FM transmitter or cassette tape adaptor.
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    Pointless product surely you would use your phone?
    Much better microphones designed to ignore engine and road noise. Also it's always on with the ignition so no setup or switching. Everything just connects automatically. Now I just leave phone in my pocket and the echo does music, podcasts, stupid questions to Alexa... Worth £25 I reckon. (edited)
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    Remember to check if compatible with your cars Bluetooth. I’ve got a Qashqai and doesn’t link on mine although can use with direct connection via aux cable. Means I have to keep in armrest box between seats rather than dash mount. Often find linking issues that needs me to go on phone to sort so no longer bother using on shorter journeys.

    Cars that are incompatible with Echo Auto
    The following cars are not compatible with Echo Auto when using a Bluetooth connection. You can still use Echo Auto with these cars by connecting via the included auxiliary cable:
    Audi A3 (2003 - 2013)
    BMW 3 series (2004 - 2013)
    Chevrolet Equinox (2010 - 2017)
    Chevrolet Malibu (2013+)
    Chevrolet Volt (2010+)
    Chrysler Voyager (2008+)
    Citroen C3 (2009-2016)
    Fiat 500 (2007+)
    Fiat Bravo (2007-2014)
    Fiat Punto (2005 - 2018)
    Ford C-Max (2011-2019)
    Ford Fiesta (2008-2019)
    Honda Accord (2013 - 2017)
    Honda Civic (2011-2015)
    Honda CRV (2011 - 2016)
    Honda HR-V (2015+)
    Honda Jazz (2001+)
    Honda Odyssey (2013+)
    Hyundai i20 (2008-2020)
    Infiniti Q60 (2017+)
    Infiniti QX60 (2013+)
    Jeep Wrangler (2007+)
    Mazda 3 (2008 - 2013)
    Mazda CX9 (2006 - 2015)
    Mercedes Benz B-Class (2005-2011)
    Mercedes C200 (2014+)
    Nissan Qashqai (2007+)
    Nissan LEAF (2017+)
    Peugeot 5008 (2009-2017)
    Renault Scenic (2016+)
    Seat Mii (2011+)
    Skoda Citigo (2011+)
    Toyota Auris (2006-2012)
    Toyota Camry (2011 - 2019)
    Toyota Corolla (2012 - 2018)
    Toyota RAV4 (2012 - 2018)
    Toyota Prius (2015+)
    Toyota Yaris (2011-2020)
    Vauxhall Corsa (2014 - 2019)
    Vauxhall Insignia (2008-2017)
    Volkswagen Polo (2009+)
    Volkswagen Up! (2011+) (edited)
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    I saw a rumour that a second version of this was coming out soon. Wonder if it might address some of the issues people have reported with this model
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    Had one for a while now and find it really frustrating.

    The Alexa app must be running on your phone, otherwise it simply won’t work. Therefore you have to launch that every time you get in your car, which I find really annoying (tried automating if with ITTT but couldn’t get it to work - if anyone knows how please tell me!).

    I also find that even when connected, it quite often won’t “connect” to Spotify, which is also annoying as it’s 99% the reason I have one.

    I love tech, but I wouldn’t recommend one of these as they’re just too frustrating.
    Totally agree. I actually think that this is Amazon's worst device and I have two of them sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. Not only that it needs the alexa app on your phone to be active but also needs a secure bluetooth connection with the pjhone that it fails to achieve 9 out of 10 times. Very poor experience.
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    Nice been wanting something like this for years thanks
    It's been out for years. It's still naff years on.
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    Great product. Great price.
    Pretty much the normal price
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    Great product, needs updating to a better wire / plug configuration as it's difficult making it look good in your car, but we use ours every day. Brilliant if you use Amazon music as your main streaming service.
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    was contemplating this until i tried using alexa on my phone in the car and was ok until i lost phone signal and the music stopped.
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    Cud u use this for maps etc with out a screen
    That would be incredibly dangerous.
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    I seem to get random crackling sounds and the only way to fix it is by unplugging
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    Same price (click and collect) at Argosor Currys if thats more convenient for you...
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    I have sent 2 back: the first as it would not connect to my 2019 Evoque and I thought it was broken: the second as it was exactly as the first. Investigation will show you it does not work well with some cars.
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    Seeing as google got rid of Android Auto for phones maybe this will solve my problem
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    Was £19.99 when I brought it in last Amazon prime day. Great product as long as you don’t lose connection Best feature is getting it to phone people for you and does everything you expect from your dot or echo x (edited)
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    A couple of questions for any regular Echo Auto users on here....

    1) Do you have to start mobile hotspot on your phone every time you get in the car with this? Or does it just bridge through your phone connection as it is? I tried using an Echo Input as a kinda bodge-job Echo Auto for a while but having to mess about with tethering was a bit too much of a nuisance.

    2) Can you pair it with two phones? My wife and I both drive the car... I don't want to have to go through setup on it every time if it only plays nice with one phone at a time. If it does pair with two, does it get confused when you're both in the car at once?

    Cheers in advance for any input
    1 - No, you just need to run the app first. I think the device connects via Bluetooth to your phone to communicate with the app.

    2 - Yes, but with a very strong warning. I added my Android phone to my partners Echo Auto, paired with her iPhone. In summary, her iPhone stopped working with the Echo unit, Amazon support didn't offer any useful advice that I hadn't already tried (restart phone, restart app, uninstall app clear cache and reinstall, reset Echo multiple times). Ultimately she had to factory reset her iPhone to get it working with the Echo Auto, and I'm now not allowed to pair mine with her Echo Auto!).

    Honestly, this device had so much potentially but let's itself down in delivery. There's no point in having a mic that works really well in a car if it won't connect properly to the phone, or play nice with Spotify. I just wish Google did an equivalent. (edited)
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    I really like mine, can’t imagine not having one going forward.
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    I was going to get one of these until read that the echo dot has better microphones. So I bought a 2nd generation dot which has a USB port to power it from the car. It works like a dream and saved me some money so maybe this is worth considering instead?
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    Looks very handy in a car. So tempting
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    Surely you could use the Amazon music app and ask Alexa to play music etc or am I missing something ???
    Depends on the car and how everything connects. If you don't have Bluetooth etc then to do what you suggest you might have to get in the car, take your phone out, put it in a mount, connect a wire to the aux port etc every time. If you have the echo auto, you get in the car, the phone automatically connects to the device via Bluetooth and you're away
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    I had this and absolutely loved it - The reason I ended up selling it and upgrading my whole stereo to a Sony with Carplay is that it worked 95% of the time.
    This might sound like something small, but it is highly inconvenient that 5% of the time it does not auto connect.
    I would be in a hurry with a guest in the car and have to sit and fiddle with connection settings when we just wanted to leave and play music.
    The reviews mirror this experience, so I assume my device was not faulty and I didn't try a replacement.
    If the next generation fixes this with a new Bluetooth standard, I might switch back as aftermarket radios look ugly IMO.