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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.

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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


Who is Alexa?

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.

What are Alexa skills and which ones can I use with my vehicle?

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.

What Alexa voice commands can I use?

“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."

What vehicles can I use with the myBuick skill for Alexa?

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.

How do I get help with the myBuick skill for Alexa or with my OnStar account?

You can get help by calling a Connection Center Team advisor at 877-426-1299.

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