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Description

Bring Ford+Alexa with You on the Road: Access to Alexa in your Ford is now as easy as connecting your phone, starting the Ford+Alexa app and speaking to Alexa. Even with road noise, Alexa listens and provides you with the same information and access to Skills and features as you can get with an Echo in your home. Alexa’s familiar voice and responses then play through your vehicle’s speakers. You can access thousands of Alexa skills and services that Echo customers already enjoy. Pump yourself up on the way to the gym by saying, “Alexa, play my workout playlist.” Continue the book you were listening to, even during your commute to work. Check whether you have dinner plans on the drive home by asking, “Alexa, what’s on my calendar tonight?”

• Alexa Capabilities: You will have access to most the same capabilities as you do from home, including controlling your smart home devices, ordering pizza, checking the weather, getting your favorites sports teams scores, checking and updating your schedule and more.
• Navigation: You can ask Alexa for a point of interest (POI) and ask Alexa to navigate to the POI. Alexa will hand off the POI to the onboard navigation when equipped or to your phone to provide you with turn by turn directions.
• Entertainment: Using Amazon Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio you will be able use Alexa to play music (skip, fast forward, rewind, play, and pause) and even make song purchases. The vehicle’s display will show artist, song, and album art information.


SYNC 3 Software Version 2.2 or higher is required. You can check the Software Version on the SYNC 3 touchscreen by pressing: Settings > General > About SYNC. The top line will show the current Software Version (SYNC 3, Software Version: X.X). Customers can upgrade to the current Software Version using automatic home Wi-Fi updates* or a USB download from owner.ford.com.
*Wi-Fi updates may not be available for SYNC 3 versions not equipped with navigation.

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Dec 22, 2017 (about 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every 21 days, on average.

Aug 07
2018
(Current)
Version 1.0.15

Reverted SDL Library upgrade to suppress an unhandled exception

Aug 05
2018
Version 1.0.14

Fixed bugs in map handoff, Updated the SmartDeviceLink Library, and updates to legal terms

Jun 19
2018
Version 1.0.13

Updated ‘Things to Try’ and other bug fixes to improve customer experience.

May 10
2018
Version 1.0.12

Fixed bugs in Alexa's listening behavior and how Kindle information is displayed on the screen.

Apr 26
2018
Version 1.0.11

Fixed an issue so that the app would work on Oreo phones.

Apr 17
2018
Version 1.0.9

Addressed many customer issues, including fixing occasional crashes when disconnecting from Bluetooth, and removing notifications when disconnected from vehicle.

Mar 20
2018
Version 1.0.6

Fixed a crash for some users

Mar 14
2018
Version 1.0.5

Added ‘Things to Try’ and bugs fixes

Mar 08
2018
Version 1.0.4

Bug fixes and feature updates in GPS and navigation.

Feb 15
2018
Version 1.0.2

Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Feb 04
2018
Version 1.0.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 21
2017
Version 1.0.0

Bug fixes

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

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4
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2
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