I have been having a lot of fun with being able to use Alexa in the car. It is a little glitchy if there is not a strong network signal and responds to my voice navigation a little too often. Additionally, Spotify is not available on the Viva yet. I would have also enjoyed having at least one of the charging port to be a quick charge and or type C USB. Beyond all of that, it is a wonderful use of Alexa in a mobile device.
I love this little Gadget. I've purchased one for each of our vehicles. However, it does not come with limitations. It does not always automatically connect when you enter the vehicle. The turn up and turn down volume does not work. However I would definitely recommend getting the positives definitely outweigh the negatives and with updates constant it gets better as you go.
It's nice having Alexa in the car. That being said, it is still blotchy at this point in time. My number one issue is that if I have a weaker cell signal, it goes in and out horribly. I know it's not the signal itself because I can still use other streaming apps without the Roav VIVA and not have any problems. Also there is the issue of it detecting it's wake word a little too often. And still waiting on Spotify support.... There is a lot of potential. Just need to work out the kinks.
At least the app will run on my smartphone now, with the update, but I still can't get any audio on my Bluetooth capable car. Everything else works smooth. 2016 Honda Civic, Touring.
It's awesome having Alexa in the car to hear my personalized news, music, calls and it brings Google Maps up on your phone for navigation. There is a slight delay when you call on Alexa, but it beats the heck out of pulling over and finding things manually. George Jetson, eat your heart out
I mostly use this to stream music while I drive (I canceled Sirius XM, so it paid for itself 4x.) Sometimes gets confused compared to my echos, but worth every penny to have in the car. Be sure and take off the protective plastic.
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