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Alexa Update (2019 Tacoma)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cement_Coma, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Jun 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM
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    seattle_taco

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    Was that an option that was supposed to work? Or are you just saying you wish it would work? From what I can see on my iphone the Entune app is always listening because there is a red icon in the top left when you swap screens. I think it is using the phone mic and not the car mic
     
  2. Jun 29, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    I don't know if it was supposed to work. I thought I saw reference to someone else having it work. It looks like if the Alexa app is active on the Headset/Radio screen, then the button activates Alexa instead.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2020 at 4:07 PM
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    Mine does that too sometimes. Turning the headunit on and off fixes it.

    That's how mine works. It's the stupid stock Toyota one if Alexa isn't up but Alexa if she is. You can also hold down the call button on the steering wheel and it will bring up your phones search to play music and what not. At least on my Iphone Siri comes up by holding down call.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2020 at 10:33 PM
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    Do I need to always need to have the app opened for Alexa to work?
     
  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    Hit the apps button then hit the iheartradio or livexlive app then hit the source button.
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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    Anyone know if Apple Music works with Alexa?
     
  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    All this time i thought this thread is for 2020 lol. Thanks @RX1cobra for mentioning it, i just updated mine but havent tried it yet hopefully it works.
    Now, I hope the next update would be carplay and android auto, would be sick.
     
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  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    Works well but will only play music from Amazon music.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    For those of you who want to play music from spotify, apple, pandora, etc, you need to install Amazon alexa app on your phone and link those accounts to those services in order for alexa to play music from any music providers on headunit. Next time, when the product comes up or have an update with new features, research first before complaining about not working. Something like "How to play music from [name] on alexa on head unit" so you will get results on how to set it up. Here what I did:


    alexaservices.jpg
     
  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    I did research before "complaining" and linked my Spotify account. Read the reviews for the Spotify skill... It doesn't work.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Did you change to spotify as default service? You probably have Amazon music as default. The default services is located at Settings > Music & Podcasts > Default Services (this shows at the top of the page.) When you hit "Change" it will show the list of linked services. Hit a provider you want it as default.
     
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  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Spotify is my default for music... I can follow directions; it just doesn't work. I can get Pandora to work just fine but pay for Spotify so that's what I use. Try it for yourself... I tried everything.

    2 stars for 6k reviews... but its probably just everyone on here thats dumb and can't follow directions.

    https://www.amazon.com/Spotify/dp/B07FK56GVY
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Oh well. Sorry that it doesn't work for you. Maybe they will fix for next update. I don't use Spotify which I don't have account there. I use Amazon and xm.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    Amazon and Pandora work. It's something with Spotify. Shitty that the most popular one doesn't work... would have been a really great update for me if it did.
     
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    I can play Apple music on my home Alexa device, but it won't work over my tacoma HU.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    Is it just me, or do I have to play with my phone every time I turn my truck on to get this working?

    And then whenever I listen to a text message, the music stops completely and I have to ask for it to play again.
     
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  17. Jul 2, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Yeah, that's been my experience as well. It was nice at first, but started to get very tedious after a while. I stopped using it and just connect through bluetooth. Bummer, hope they improve user experience.
     
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    Yup same here. Spending more time trying to get it work then anything. Then I was playing music through Spotify, told Alexa to play Pandora and both pandora and spotify were playing at the same time - major fail.
     
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    So, I had to play with my phone to get Alexa working. I started listening on Pandora, then I got a phone call. When the phone call ended, the music didn’t come back on, so I had to ask Alexa to play the music again. The screen told me I had to play with my phone again to get Alexa to work again.

    This is totally not worth the trouble.
     
  20. Jul 7, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    Ugh keep getting this. I have gone into settings and cannot find anything. I have uninstall the app and reinstall. Anyone else having this issue? TIA

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    Edit I think I found why it wasnt working
     

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