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This is a discussion on Sync3 to include Amazon Alexa within the Focus RS Electronics forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Ford is going to upgrade Sync 3 with Amazon Alexa. https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...arch-home.html Check out the article. Nice addition to Sync 3. Also if you are a ...

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    Sync3 to include Amazon Alexa

    Ford is going to upgrade Sync 3 with Amazon Alexa.

    https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...arch-home.html

    Check out the article. Nice addition to Sync 3.

    Also if you are a Samsung fan, check this out.
    https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2017/01/04/ford-sync-samsung-gear-smartwatch.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorgeek View Post
    Ford is going to upgrade Sync 3 with Amazon Alexa.

    https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...arch-home.html

    Check out the article. Nice addition to Sync 3.

    Also if you are a Samsung fan, check this out.
    https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2017/01/04/ford-sync-samsung-gear-smartwatch.html


    No thanks. Alexa records audio and stores it.

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    Alexa is great.

    Some NSFW audio cause Alexa can't understand a toddler.

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    Right now I would just like Ford to get Sync to work properly and reliably. I had another incident today on the drive into work where Sync just seemed to shut down. The radio station I was on kept playing, but Sync didn't respond to anything, had a blue screen and nothing I did fixed it while driving. Just over 200 miles on the car, and this has happened three or four times. Eventually it seems to reset and come back, but it is a PITA when you are driving along without access to radio or nav controls. Sadly, I understand that mine is not a unique experience with the Ford option.

    Sync is my biggest disappointment with the RS. Most of my experience is with the GMC alternative in our GM Terrain. That thing doesn't have voice control, but it works flawlessly and has never even glitched let alone just lock up or stop working.
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    ....but why. I can already ask Google the weather and when stores close from inside my car. I can't think of a single thing that Alexa could offer that isn't covered by the existing Android Auto/Carplay dynamic duo because I'm sure as hell not going to be researching and purchasing TVs or whatever while I'm driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randman2011 View Post
    ....but why. I can already ask Google the weather and when stores close from inside my car. I can't think of a single thing that Alexa could offer that isn't covered by the existing Android Auto/Carplay dynamic duo because I'm sure as hell not going to be researching and purchasing TVs or whatever while I'm driving.
    What about ordering yourself a bag of Haribo sugarfree gummy bears?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    What about ordering yourself a bag of Haribo sugarfree gummy bears?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty04LevelII View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by randman2011 View Post
    ....but why. I can already ask Google the weather and when stores close from inside my car. I can't think of a single thing that Alexa could offer that isn't covered by the existing Android Auto/Carplay dynamic duo because I'm sure as hell not going to be researching and purchasing TVs or whatever while I'm driving.
    Because not everyone is Google.. I have Siri enabled via my iphone and CarPlay and Siri does not have the home integration hooks that Amazon does, I would far prefer Alexa integration so as I drive up to the house I could press the voice control and have it turn on the porch, living room, and kitchen lights while I'm driving up without having to fetch my phone out of my handbag.

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