Amazon plans to release eight IoT devices

Amazon plans to release eight IoT devices

Amazon plans to release eight IoT devices

A survey from digital agency Acquity detailed that by 2019, nearly two-thirds of people plan to own a smart home device.

Inc.is doubling down again on its Alexa-everywhere strategy, according to a report today that the e-commerce giant is planning to release a range of new Alexa-enabled devices - even an Alexa-powered microwave oven. According to CNBC, the new devices include a microwave, receiver, subwoofer, amplifier, and an in-car solution. It's available on various devices like smartphones and smart speakers, and lets you check the weather, play music, and control smart devices in your home with voice ... While all devices will have the ability to be connected with Alexa, only some will have Alexa built in. The new devices will help realize Amazon's ambition of making Alexa ubiquitous in the customer's home and in their vehicle.

It's unclear whether the devices will be branded as part of the Echo line, which includes devices like the original Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show. The company is also working on robots of some kind for the home, per Bloomberg. In July, CEO Jeff Bezos said, "We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are". With eight new Alexa-enabled devices, the company is working along that goal.

Voice assistants have slowly spread from smartphones and smart speakers, landing on computers, cars and much more.

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Amazon doesn't disclose sales numbers for the Echo, but has previously said "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices sold worldwide.

Amazon is showing signs of accelerating partnerships with home builders.

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.

A light comes on to remind you that it's listening.

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