8 new Alexa devices planned including a microwave, report says

19 September, 2018, 22:37 | Author: Camille Rivera
  • Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

Sonos has subwoofers and amplifiers that work with Alexa, while GE's microwaves support the assistant. Given the massive number of dash cams now on the market and Amazon's push into amplifiers and other audio products, the in-car gadget could possibly be a smart stereo instead.

Not content with its existing range of Alexa voice-controlled speakers such as the Dot and Echo 2, Amazon is now gunning for the hi-fi market proper according to CBNC.

At the time, Rausch said that Alexa worked with 20,000 products, up from 4,000 at the start of the year. But it looks like the e-commerce firm is planning to expand its hardware portfolio drastically with as many as eight devices if the latest report by CNBC holds some weight. The upcoming products will mark Amazon's first step into the home appliances field, and CNBC notes that this will thereby put the company in direct competition with companies like Sonos and GE.

Google and Apple have so far dominated the smart auto stereo market, and although there are a number of Alexa-enabled smart vehicle stereos on the market, this is a missing link for Amazon in its the Alexa-everywhere strategy. Of course, there are rumours that Amazon is also building robots for the home. Now, just a few years later, consumers have embraced other Alexa-enabled household devices including smart thermostats, TVs, door locks, vacuums, and security cameras. There are also products such as the Roav Viva from Anker, an Alexa device which plugs into the 12-volt socket and plays music through the car's Bluetooth-enabled speaker system. In July, CEO Jeff Bezos said, "We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are".

Basically, instead of relying on Bing and Wikipedia searches as before, Alexa will now use Getty's monumental library of 300 million "assets" to bring "best-in-class visuals to Echo users" whenever possible.

'There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the a year ago'.

Amazon is showing signs of accelerating partnerships with home builders.



Manchester United vs Young Boys
How to watch Young Boys vs Manchester United . "Try to be a little bit happy with the ones that are playing and not to be greedy with the ones that are not playing".

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick
Ford came forward, I said that her voice should be heard and asked the Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh". President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House in Washington , U.S., September 19, 2018 .

International Monetary Fund says 'all Brexit outcomes' will entail costs for the UK
This comes against the backdrop of the fact that Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to get approval for her Brexit plans. Theresa May's government had failed to ensure that the country didn't face a "bad deal or a "no deal" Brexit ".

Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate
At the summit, Brown extracted dozens of new promises from states, cities and businesses to cut their own carbon pollution. It comes days after Brown approved California's new goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045.

9 of the biggest announcements from last night's massive Nintendo Direct
Following rumors of its existence, this title further confirms Nintendo's plan to pretty much port over every quality Wii U title. It's a working title, and it's not coming until 2019, but if you were a fan of the ghost hunting original, this is great news.

Emmys go to North Shore’s Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein for ‘Mrs. Maisel’
Bledel won the guest drama actress award in 2017, while Dowd won supporting then. So if you haven't already registered, do it on your cell phone right now.

Gunners make it three wins on the spin
It was Xhaka's first free-kick goal for the Gunners, from a distance where Ozil is normally the one in charge of set pieces. We are happy to win away and we need to continue that, because we need to improve and be more competitive.

Six berry brands linked to needle sabotage
The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association suspects a former staff member is behind the contamination. She said the punnets were both Delightful Strawberries branded products.

Meghan Markle freezing out friends she feels she can't 'trust'
"He's a smart guy", Thomas Markle said on Good Morning in Britain in June about his son-in-law, calling Harry a "very nice man". However, like Markle with her messy buns and cross-body bags, the rule didn't stop Diana from loving non-neutral polishes.

Jurgen Klopp blasts Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho for Dominic Solanke claim
We lost [Philippe] Coutinho [to Barcelona], but signed three or four top players. "We have seen that we can do it", Klopp said. The Reds have picked an impressive 43 points from 28 games against Spurs , Manchester United , Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal.