2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first to receive Amazon Fire TV for cars
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’re ready to see the full-size production SUV at the next debut in Metal this week. (We’ll also see the non-Grand Wagoneer.) Before we see the final shape of the Wagoneer, however, Jeep announced some of the new vehicle technologies we can expect in the anticipated three-row dumper.
The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first cars to offer Amazon Fire TV for Auto. It’s a bit like ple CarPlay and Android Auto in that it integrates well-known software into the hardware in the car, but Amazon is meant for the passengers, not the driver or the navigator. The system will be integrated into the fifth generation of Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system. The focus will be on keeping inmates as busy as possible via streaming video.
Remember how the Grand Wagoneer concept had four massive screens straight in the driver and passenger areas? The one in front of the passenger is undoubtedly used to entertain copilots. And while we haven’t looked at the rear seats of the concept, it’s (pretty) safe to assume that Amazon Auto (that’s what we call it anyway, since “Amazon Fire TV for Car” doesn’t exactly roll the option will likely be screens for the rear passengers right away) behind the front seats, again assuming that at least some of the screens in the Grand Wagoneer show vehicle make it into the production model.
Those who choose Amazon Auto will have Amazon’s downright gigantic library of movies, TV shows, music, and more to choose from. The system integrates with your Amazon account so you can pause a movie at home and pick up where you left off once you’re on the go. It seems like a pretty nifty option, but it begs, in part, the question, “Can your car be?” also connected? “You have to decide that.