Here are some important tips to help you make the most of your Muse Auto, including tips to improve accuracy and performance.
Using the Muse App
- Download the Muse companion app for iOS and Android to get started.
- The companion app must be running on your phone in order to use Muse.
- If you have not used Muse for several hours, please re-open the app for best performance.
Tip: You can open the Muse app hands-free using “Hey Siri"/"OK Google", followed by "open Muse”, etc.
- Muse Auto will indicate that it is ready when the purple light goes off.
- The app can be used while in the background, and in conjunction with most apps, except music apps like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, etc.
Improving “Alexa” Wake-word Detection
- When placing the Muse device in your car, make sure it is not obstructed so that it can hear you.
- If loud music is playing, Muse may not respond to the "Alexa" wake-word. Try reducing the volume before saying "Alexa".
- Alternatively, you can tap the Microphone button on the Muse Auto device to invoke Alexa.
Getting the Best Performance
- Muse performs differently from at-home Alexa enabled devices (e.g. Echo) because it connects via cellular data.
- After saying the wake-word "Alexa", wait for a beep (1 - 2 seconds), before speaking the voice command.
- The AUX connection provides the slowest performance. If your car supports Bluetooth or USB setup, we encourage you to use one of those instead.
Supported Music Services
- Muse currently supports Amazon Music, Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and Pandora, plus over 30,000 other skills.
- Spotify is planned as a free app upgrade in the future.
Bluetooth Receiver and Hands-free Calling
- Muse has a built-in Bluetooth receiver that can add wireless streaming and hands-free calling to your car.
- When using the AUX cable, you can pair Muse using standard Bluetooth pairing and play audio through the device's AUX output
- You can also do hands-free calling when paired with Muse as Bluetooth receiver. Just take the calls as normal (or use "Hey Siri", "OK Google", etc.).