BUICK AND AMAZON: A SMARTER OWNER EXPERIENCE IS HERE
Buick and Amazon®† are delivering a more convenient and connected owner experience, like allowing you to control key vehicle functions with your voice using AlexaTM enabled devices†. Your life just became simpler in ways you never saw coming.
MYBUICK SKILL FOR ALEXA
YOUR BUICK HAS SKILLS
With the myBuick skill for Alexa,† you can use your voice to start or stop† your engine and lock or unlock† your doors using your Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. You’ll need an eligible Buick active service plan† and a properly equipped vehicle to get started.
HOW IT WORKS
1. LOG INTO AMAZON
Go to alexa.amazon.com or the Amazon Alexa mobile app and log into your account.
2. SELECT THE MYBUICK SKILL
Search for and select the myBuick skill. Click or tap “Enable.”
3. LINK TO BUICK ACCOUNT
Link the skill to your Buick Account account with your username and password.
MYBUICK SKILL FOR ALEXA FAQ
Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. You can ask Alexa to answer questions, play music, deliver the news, get weather and traffic reports, control features of your smart home and more. The Alexa service is always getting smarter, both for features, and for natural-language understanding and accuracy. Because Alexa’s knowledge base is in the cloud, she continually learns and adds more functionality, every hour, every day.
Skills are voice-driven Alexa capabilities built by third party developers. If you use an Alexa-enabled device, you can view available skills and enable or disable certain skills from alexa.amazon.com or the Amazon Alexa app. Once you have enabled a skill, you start using it by saying any of the commands listed below. Since Alexa is built in the cloud, she is always getting smarter.
You’ll be using a special Alexa skill designed to work with Buick vehicles on Alexa-enabled devices. The key features in the vehicle skill include: remote start/stop engine and remote door lock/unlock. Additional features may be added over time.
“All commands begin with “Alexa, ask Buick…” Finish the command with one of the phrases below:
- “…to start my vehicle.”
- “…to stop my vehicle.”
- “…to lock my vehicle.”
- “…to unlock my vehicle.”
- “…for help.”
- “…what vehicles are in my garage.”
- "….what my tire pressure is."
- "….to check my fuel level."
- "…to check my oil life."
Most 2011 or newer model year Buick vehicles support the myBuick skill for Alexa. If your vehicle supports remote functionality on the mobile app, it will support the myBuick skill for Alexa. A Buick active service plan is required.
You can get help by calling a Connection Center Team advisor at 877-426-1299.