Amazon to Release Its Own Alexa-Enhanced Microwave

by Linda Olson September 20, 2018, 1:16
Amazon to Release Its Own Alexa-Enhanced Microwave

Amazon has plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled devices before the year-end. Among those could be a microwave oven, a subwoofer, an amplifier, and an "in-car gadget".

Some of them will be revealed at an event later this month, CNBC reported. However, when it comes to smart speakers, Amazon has managed to put an Echo device, powered by Alexa, in more homes than Apple, Samsung and Google combined.

Worth noting is the milestone this set of new products represents for Amazon, which would as a result be moving into the home appliance market for the first time.

Amazon, of course, declined to comment about the news. Alexa was initially considered a geeky experiment at Amazon.

Some of the devices will have Alexa built in, while others will be able to connect to the voice assistant.

The CNBC report also suggests that Amazon could eventually use its Alexa-equipped smart home devices as an in with home builders.

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These new devices may be powered by Alexa, company's own virtual assistant.

It's not just new products for the home the company is working on, meanwhile.

Earlier this year, Amazon acquired the smart doorbell maker Ring, which also makes devices that are compatible with Alexa. And in its most recent earnings report, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hinted at his ambition for making Alexa more widely used. Sonos, for example, has a similar business model, as it said in its quarterly filing that it relies on "custom installers of home audio systems for a significant portion of our sale".

Amazon isn't the only company trying to spread its digital assistant. All of them will be Alexa-enabled, however, some of them will have Alexa inbuilt, says the report. At the lowest end of the line is Amazon Echo Dot, a small Alexa-enabled speaker, without comprising on features seen in pricier counterparts.

You can already use Alexa on GE's smart microwave, which, sadly, is not called the Funcooker.

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