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Amazon might launch eight new Alexa devices, including a microwave

Posted On: Sep 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Pocket-lint

Amazon might launch eight new Alexa devices, including a microwave

Amazon is developing an entire new range of Alexa-powered smart home devices. To be clear, these likely won't be new Echo speakers. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is working on new voice-controlled devices, including a microwave oven, an in-car device, and premium home audio equipment (like an amplifier, receiver, and subwoofer). There are reportedly at least eight different devices coming down the pipeline, and Amazon could unveil a few of them at an event some time later this month. We've contacted Amazon for a comment. If Amazon announces these devices, it will effectively expand into new hardware categories. It will also fully step into the smart home market in a a new way. Currently, it offers several different Alexa-powered Echo speakers, and these serve as hubs for smart home control. Now, however, it'll be offering connected devices that not only have voice capabilities but will also work with Amazon's Echo speakers. But only some of the company's upcoming devices will have built-in Alexa,...

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