Amazon Music now has a ‘Car Mode’: Here's how to use it
Amazon Music is getting ‘Car Mode' for easier use of the app while driving. Car Mode will show the Amazon Music interface with large buttons, text and also easier access to Alexa. The new feature is now available on Amazon Music for Android and iOS.
Car Mode requires connecting the phone to your car via Bluetooth to use Amazon Music. Once the phone is connected, the Amazon Music app will automatically switch to Car Mode. This is turned on by default, and you can change the preference in the settings menu by choosing either always, when connected, or never. You can also customise the actions that should be displayed on the app's screen in Car Mode. To disable Car Mode, you can tap on the icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
The Car Mode screen in Amazon Music displays the now playing track on top with large buttons, and text, according to a report by The Verge. It has playback controls to play, pause and skip music. Below that is a list of playlist with music suggestions which you can select by swiping or tapping on it.
Amazon Music's Car Mode also supports hands-free Alexa. There are two ways to launch Alexa. One way is to tap on the Alexa icon on the bottom-right corner of the app. Another way is to do it hands-free by using the voice command “Hey Alexa, play <artist/song>”. You can also choose to keep the Car Mode screen active which will keep the phone from going to the lock screen.