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2022 Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer Will Offer Amazon Fire TV for Auto

Amazon Fire TV for Auto in a Jeep Wagoneer Amazon Fire TV for Auto in a Jeep Wagoneer | Manufacturer image

In-car entertainment continues to move toward streaming content — and given how much consumers have likely consumed at home in the past year alone, you can’t blame automakers for wanting a piece of the action. Teslas can be equipped to stream Hulu, Netflix and YouTube, and now the upcoming 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs are joining the party with the first in-car integration of Amazon Fire TV for Auto with Jeep’s Uconnect 5 operating system.

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As its name implies, Amazon Fire TV for Auto brings the Amazon Fire TV experience into the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, allowing passengers to watch their favorite streaming shows on various in-car displays using an existing Amazon Fire TV account. The central Uconnect display can also stream shows when the vehicle is stopped and in Park. For safety reasons, the main display cannot stream videos while the vehicle is in motion.

That means you could watch a show at home, hit pause, load up in your Jeep and then resume watching — similar to how other interconnected Fire TV devices work. Jeep will also provide a remote controller specific to Fire TV for Auto that also includes a button allowing access to other Uconnect features like climate controls, map functions and more.

To use the streaming service in-car, owners will need a data subscription via Jeep. It’s not yet known how much that will cost or if the brand throws in a free trial period or specific amount of data as part of a vehicle purchase, but we also have yet to even see production versions of either the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer. We should have more information on that, as well as which trim levels get Fire TV integration, soon.

For those worried about data consumption or losing bandwidth through areas with spotty service, Fire TV for Auto will also allow users to pre-download shows and movies (which seems particularly useful for kids’ favorites). According to Jeep, each screen is also capable of displaying different streaming content.

Stay tuned for more details about the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer as their debuts approach.

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