Amazon Alexa is coming to more devices including a microwave

  • Amazon Alexa is coming to more devices including a microwave

Amazon Alexa is coming to more devices including a microwave

The CNBC report also noted that having its own home appliances opens a new sales channel for Amazon, as the company can partner with smart home installation companies to bring its Alexa-powered devices to more homes. Sonos has an Alexa-compatible amplifier and subwoofer, while GE has a microwave that can be connected to Alexa.

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

All of which underscores how the company, pun very much intended, is certainly at home sniffing out opportunities wherever it can to put new Alexa-powered gadgets in the hands of consumers.

The report arrives via CNBC who says they've learned of the new devices, as well as an upcoming event, thanks to details in internal documents. Now it is now one of the most popular voice assistants, leading the growth of the burgeoning smart speaker market, which is expected to be worth $30 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights.

Amazon didn't immediately reply to a request for comment.

Alexa is already linked up with several devices in the smart home market, ranging from voice-controlled thermostats, coffee makers, light bulbs and many more items.

There's also a possible secret Amazon home robot to consider. 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". A few months ago, it partnered with home builder Lennar to include two Echo speakers in certain new homes and provide visits by Amazon technicians.

Amazon isn't the only company trying to spread its digital assistant.

Amazon has signaled that it wants Alexa to be in more places than just your bedroom or living room. With eight new Alexa-enabled devices, the company is working along that goal. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.