Amazon is reportedly launching an Alexa-enabled subwoofer, microwave, and much more


Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

The info they've reviewed shows a list of devices that includes a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget.

Citing an internal document describing Amazon's plans, CNBC states that Amazon is expected to reveal some of these devices at an event later this month.

Because these alleged products have Alexa, owners will be able to control them using a smart speaker with Alexa functionality, such as Amazon's own Echo devices.

These products mark Amazon's first move into the home appliances space, putting it in direct competition with companies like Sonos SONO and GE GE.

Each one of these new products could open up fresh revenue streams for Amazon.

There's also a device to bring Alexa into your auto, though CNBC doesn't have much info on what that will look like. All of these will be Alexa-enabled with some even having Alexa built in.

The CNBC report also suggests that Amazon could eventually use its Alexa-equipped smart home devices as an in with home builders. Amazon also earlier this year bought the smart doorbell maker Ring.

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa isn't well integrated in smartphones like its competitors Siri, Bixby and Google Assistant.

Amazon is also reported to be working on a secretive home robot. Higher-end models provide further flexibility to explore Amazon's offerings beyond Xbox, but as always, these come at a premium. But it looks like the e-commerce firm is planning to expand its hardware portfolio drastically with as many as eight devices if the latest report by CNBC holds some weight. Named E-tron SUV, the auto needs to be linked to your Amazon account after which you will be able to give voice commands to play music, get weather information, to-do list and nearly everything that you can do with an Echo speaker.

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