Amazon Alexa in Toyota vehicles brings her tens of thousands of skills and
services with you on the road that Amazon Alexa customers currently enjoy. What
can Alexa do for you? Now, you can talk to Amazon Alexa in your Toyota. With
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Needs more features.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I can tell, it will only open maps on your phone rather then on the screen of the car. I don’t want to look at my phone, that defeats the purpose of buying a car with a screen. I’ll stick with using Apple car play until it’s updated. It’s also very limited in what apps will show up.
2020 Tacoma. Got the app connected but couldn’t really get it to work. Granted the app doesn’t state it is compatible with the Tacoma. This is actually not why I am rating it low. At least with the new infotainment system, if I had the app installed and not even running, my phone connected via Bluetooth tooth wouldn’t pause the music after 30 seconds or so. I would have to go in and restart the music. If I delete the app, problem goes away. Install again, problem recurs. This type of bug ticks me off so I will not be reinstalling this app. Super annoying. Easy enough to work around but lame bug none the less. Maybe I need to wait and see if it gets updated for Tacoma. The Tacoma says it is compatible but the app itself doesn’t.
Have to launch app every time
Alexa actually works in my 2020 Tacoma but only if I remember to take my phone out of my pocket every time I get in the car, launch the app, and make sure Entune is running. This is 2020! The app could easily run in the background and start itself when the phone detects the Toyota Bluetooth connection. If I have to take my phone out of my pocket, I might as well take the extra step and plug it in for carPlay! Basically making making Alexa useless— wireless function was the only advantage Alexa for Toyota has over carPlay, but it is basically worthless at this point. Toyota can and should do better!
It works ... infrequently
I bought a brand new, fully loaded RAV4 Limited, and I was initially excited that I could use Alexa in my vehicle. I am still waiting for my license plates, and I have already given up on the Toyota+Alexa app. It is rare that I am able to use Alexa- usually when I announce her name, nothing happens. When she does respond with “listening...” she does not hear my command. Sometimes...unfortunately infrequently, it works. But so rarely that I have given up on it. For such a quiet hybrid car, you would think Alexa would be a welcome addition - but the frustration is too much. I no longer even try.
DO NOT INSTALL ON 2019 TUNDRA
I was excited to see an update on my Tundra’s header. And excited to see it was an Alexa update. After correctly attempting to set this up 5+ times — all it has done is made it to where I can no longer use my iPhone to listen to music in my pickup. I’d consider myself very tech savvy and have the Cisco certifications to prove it. So it’s not a user error. Toyota simply rushed an update which causes users to actually lose features. Really wish I could downgrade. Besides — most 2019 Tundra owners didn’t even want this update on the Tundra forums. We just want Apple CarPlay support.
Very seldom works
It works maybe once out of 100 times. I would like it if only it did what it should. I have deleted app and installed again several times. Waste of my time. I am editing my review. It is now worse than ever after having it for several months. Can Toyota please update so it will work?? Another update. Had app checked when I went in for service. Don’t know what they did but now will not do anything when I talk to Alexa. Toyota will you ever fix this? So not happy.
Huge Let Down
The only, and I mean the only, thing that has disappointed me about my Toyota purchase has been the crappy Entune system. I was able to connect with Alexa for about 30 minutes (hence the second star) then, gone, never to return. It is inexcusable to have such a fine vehicle paired (pun intended) with such a lackluster app. Who ever is responsible for this needs to be sacked now.
If they ever get this app to connect without having to restart it every time you start the car it will be great. For now it’s very very frustrating. I love Alexa and so go through the process almost every time I drive but annoyed I am 😡
Does not work....at least for me
I was really excited to see that my 2019 RAV4 had Alexa but disappointed that it doesn’t work properly. I have everything turned on and followed the instructions to a tee but all it does is sit there after I ask something. I read the other reviews I feel that getting it to work by reloading each time is not very convenient and a little ridiculous. Toyota needs to fix this.
2019 Camry Apple Compatibility
The fact that this app isn’t compatible with the 2019 Camry (upgraded head unit) is absolutely ridiculous. It’s despicable that Toyota can’t prioritize a compatibility software update for a model year that’s over a year old. Toyota devs, doesn’t it bother you that all of your apps are so poorly rated when it’s within your power to make it right? When will this be corrected?
A hot mess
Here’s the real test....so many people have written comments of complaint and scored it as unacceptably low...will Toyota take these comments to heart..send them to the tech area and develop a comprehensive fix and issue a corrective update OR now that they’ve gotten our money take a too bad/so sad approach? A regretful 2020 Corolla hatchback owner who also is not getting nearly the gas mileage shown on the window sticker.
Connect to Alexa
We have a 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid and connecting is frustrating. Sometimes it works sometimes not. We had to replace our other car and purchased a 2019 used Nissan Rogue. As soon as you get in the Rouge it connects immediately!!! So disappointed with Toyota Alexa. I love my Camry otherwise. We have owned Honda and switched to a Toyota family years ago. But it’s $ had us go to Nissan.
I have a 2020 RAV4 hybrid and as with other reviewers, the app will not maintain its access to the microphone (as required to use the app). The purpose of the app is defeated when I need to pull off to the road to close/reopen the app and toggle mic permission off/on until something works. Please, please fix. Update: Does anyone read these reviews to inform improvements to the app?
Works 2% of the time
Just bought a 2020 Tacoma and this app has only worked about 2% of the time. When I ask Alexa something it just says “thinking” 🤷🏼♂️. Like the other review states, sometimes when I reload the apps it’ll work but most of the time it doesn’t. Pretty ironic how much I have to mess with my phone to get this hands free app to work.
Can not believe you would not have this for the 2019 Toyota Sienna. And why on earth is remote start not a standard on these vehicles??? So upset that mine does not have it. Of salesman would have told me it was an option I would have made sure he ordered it to have it. Was not happy at all when I found out my van was missing remote start and Alexa
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