Menu and settings
Alexa requires a mandatory set of settings and legal information to be available within the vehicle IVI interface. Some settings are only available in the Alexa App that cannot be replicated by a third party app.
(Required) Provide the Alexa menu in your HMI.
Customers must be able to access an Alexa menu with your system. Please see the table below for a better understanding of the features that exist within this menu.
(Required) For the Alexa settings menu, use terminology and order of settings outlined below:
- Main menu:
- Things to try
- Help and feedback
- Sign out
- Main menu > Settings:
- Contact list > [phone name] or ["None"]
- Hands-free listening > on/off
- Default voice assistant > on/off
- Notifications > on/off
- Share location > on/off
- Start of request sound > on/off
- End of request sound > on/off
- Main menu > Things to try:
- Use text from the Design Toolkit.
- Main menu > Help and feedback:
- For help, please visit
- For questions and feedback, please send us a message
- Note: These are URLs you provide to customers, not from Amazon.
(Required) Add any additional settings or items to the bottom of the standard Alexa settings.
You may require additional settings or features when integrating Alexa. Any additions must be added to the bottom of the list.
(Required) When the user selects "sign out", ask for confirmation before signing out.
“Sign out” may be accidentally pressed in the main menu and can be a hassle for the customer to reconnect. Because of this, we require the customer to confirm sign out when selected.
(Required) Use the following strings for the setting listed below:
(Recommend) Use a grid layout for the “Things to Try” Menu.
(Recommended) Use Alexa's icons in the “Things to Try” Menu.
The complete list of the Things to Try categories and commands can be downloaded in the Design Toolkit.
(Recommended) Use pagination while navigating the “Things to Try” grid layout.
(Required) Give customers information about where to find help for Alexa in their vehicle.
- Surface a link on the screen - when tapped, a local browser will launch on the IVI.
- Display a web URL so the user can visit the website on their personal device.
We suggest preventing customers from accessing help content when the vehicle is in motion.