The Google’s voice assistant is still the go-to for most home users.
But the Amazon Echo is increasingly popular with new home buyers, as well as a number of businesses that want to offer Alexa-powered devices.
With a range of Alexa-enabled devices already on the market, including Echo Dot, Echo Dot Plus, and the Echo Dot 2, Amazon is clearly ahead of its rivals in the voice-controlled home space.
But that’s not the only thing Amazon is focusing on, as it is also taking a page from the Microsoft playbook in a bid to get its voice assistant onto more smart home devices.
Amazon’s voice-powered Echo Dot can control TVs, game consoles, smart lights, thermostats, thermoregulation systems, and more.
The Echo Dot works by using its voice recognition to automatically recognize the voice of the owner and trigger a home assistant-style device when the owner asks it to.
The Alexa voice-activated device will also work with Amazon’s HomeKit home automation system, which includes smart home hubs and smart lighting devices.
The device also features a “wake” feature that wakes the device for the owner to answer a question or start a timer, or it will vibrate when a user is nearby.
Alexa-controlled devices are also getting access to smart home automation features like smart door locks, smart home security systems, smart locks, and smart bulbs.
“The Echo Dot is a great platform for home automation, and Amazon has taken advantage of it by integrating some of its advanced capabilities to enhance its voice search capabilities,” said Mike Dickson, senior director of product management at Echo Labs.
“They’ve included Siri and Cortana in the mix to provide a more natural voice to search for items in your home.
Amazon has also integrated a new feature called HomeKit Home Assistant, which is able to identify a home as a home, control devices, and access information from a large array of services like Google Now and Amazon Alexa.”
With a wide range of smart home features and features that will allow Alexa-supported devices to be controlled, connected to, and controlled via the internet, Amazon can now be the go to device for home and home automation.
In addition, Alexa is available on more than 200 smart devices, including Nest thermostat thermostators, Nest thermo controllers, and other smart lighting products.
Alexa is also available for Android and iOS devices, with the ability to install apps on Android and other platforms and also on iPhones and iPads.
Alexa has been around for several years now, but the company says it will be able to add new features to its voice-based assistant over the next few years.
Alexa will be available on a variety of devices and will be the first of many to get Alexa-based devices on the consumer market.