8 new Alexa devices planned including a microwave, report says

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Amazon has plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled devices before the year-end. We could see a subwoofer, receiver, vehicle gadget, and amplifier. Unfortunately, they did not reveal what will be unveiled later this month, when Amazon is expected to unveil some of these devices. The microwave will put Amazon head-to-head with the General Electric Co., which already offers a smart microwave, itself Alexa-enabled.

Having its own home appliances also opens up a new sales channel for Amazon.

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. 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. With this new venture, Amazon will be establishing a proper ecosystem with its range of smart speakers and the new home appliances. Now, Amazon plans to step up the momentum by producing more of its own Alexa-powered devices, according to a report.

Earlier this year, Amazon acquired the smart doorbell maker Ring, which also makes devices that are compatible with Alexa.

The world could have an Alexa-enabled microwave before 2018 is finished-yes, a microwave. The company is reported to be working on a secretive home robot, as well, according to Bloomberg.




Alexa is Amazon's virtual assistant, which competes with Google Assistant.

'We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are, ' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in the firm's most recent earnings report.

To that end, Amazon acknowledges an emphasis on partnering with kid-friendly developers, and says that names such as Hasbro and WowWee Group Limited are already on board.

Alexa previously got visual with the Echo Show.

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