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      08-17-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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Connected Drive App updates include Internet of Things "Control My Home" function

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Very cool! Does this interface with Alexa?
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Very cool! Does this interface with Alexa?
Yes Alexa can lock and unlock the car.
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Yes Alexa can lock and unlock the car.
Nice! But I guess what I was actually asking is how does this Connected Drive interface in the vehicle interface with your home? Does it connect via Alexa to control your lamps/thermostat/etc? Or does it require some other type of home automation product? We currently use a Nexia bridge for all our connected devices (works great!). So will the BMW be able to connect to Alexa or Nexia for home automation while out driving?
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Yes Alexa can lock and unlock the car.
Nice! But I guess what I was actually asking is how does this Connected Drive interface in the vehicle interface with your home? Does it connect via Alexa to control your lamps/thermostat/etc? Or does it require some other type of home automation product? We currently use a Nexia bridge for all our connected devices (works great!). So will the BMW be able to connect to Alexa or Nexia for home automation while out driving?
Connects via Smart things.
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Connects via Smart things.
Darn. Hopefully BMW will add additional functionality to support more home automation hubs. Not everyone has a Samsung SmartThings hub or feel like switching.
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Darn. Hopefully BMW will add additional functionality to support more home automation hubs. Not everyone has a Samsung SmartThings hub or feel like switching.
I may switch from Wink.
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Very nice. Have been on SmartThings pre-Sammy. Have the majority of our lighting on it, primarily for the wife's benefit. Perfect timing.
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Where is the option to use the software update function? I can't seem to find it...
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App still not in Canada cant wait till October
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Good exercise in tech. Completely unnecessary at this point but good to have, I suppose.
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App still not in Canada cant wait till October
Cant wait for these useless apps j/k
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This has never worked properly for me in any of my BMWs. Maybe it will work now?
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Where is the option to use the software update function? I can't seem to find it...
Same here. Any ideas?

Also I can't get the google assistant to link to my bmw account. On the google assistant app it says "LINK" in a blue circle but I can't click it.
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Cant wait for these useless apps j/k
Agree. Toys.
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Pretty cool, but what about Android Auto integration?
80% of the market uses Android OS, but BMW insists to stick to Apple CarPlay only and invest their R&D time in some pretty useless features such as this one.
Cool for marketing though...
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Plus you need ConnectedDrive+ to use them.
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Will it control homelink door openers ... :
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Pretty cool, but what about Android Auto integration?
80% of the market uses Android OS, but BMW insists to stick to Apple CarPlay only and invest their R&D time in some pretty useless features such as this one.
Cool for marketing though...
80% of the car buying market uses android OS?



Link to data please ..
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Very cool! Does this interface with Alexa?
Yes and local/state/federal law enforcement as well as the NSA.
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80% of the car buying market uses android OS?



Link to data please ..

what? 80%? where is this data from? fake news?

I guess apple stopped to exist with apple car play. Homelink will be available soon too, a great option for those that like things that work. Just like a BMW it works as it should. I suppose android is for AUDI as they are constantly broken. ... GO FRANCE WORLD CHAMPS !!!!
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