One of the main functions of intelligent voice aides is to manipulate home appliances and smart homes, and the kitchen is a densely distributed place for another home appliance. According to foreign media news, Amazon announced to enter the kitchen area voice assistant Alexa the day before, will allow consumers to easily use voice control a variety of kitchen appliances.
Amazon announced a few days ago that it would add a batch of Alexa controls to kitchen appliances, with the first batch of microwave ovens and ovens to be added, according to TheVerge. This means that the user can send the following command to the microwave oven via a smart speaker:
Amazon can quickly deploy this feature in the background, but the most important thing for users is whether the kitchen appliances have been reached
Previously, Amazon has signed a large number of smart home appliances manufacturers, which will gradually realize the free manipulation of the Alexa.
It is reported that the U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool will be the first to integrate Alexa voice commands kitchen appliance manufacturers, home appliances, LG, GE later, Samsung, Kenmore and other manufacturers will also support the Alexa instruction in the oven.
In the past, voice assistants used to control household appliances and smart homes, mostly in the living room, such as controlling TV switches, manipulating set-top boxes, searching network videos, or manipulating electric curtains, lighting and so on.
Foreign media point out that for kitchen appliances, voice manipulation is more meaningful. Because housewives are busy cooking in the kitchen, they often take up their hands, so the voice control appliance is more convenient.
Early, Alexa is the Amazon intelligent speaker special speech assistant, now, Alexa has been out of the Amazon, integration and market a large number of third party hardware and software, become a user in life, entertainment, work can be a personalized voice assistant in the end.
Alexa has been integrated with software and hardware in some industries. Consumers can come to the company, they can give orders to Alexa as family, input data to a software system, or operate computer professional software (such as warehouse management) under the condition of occupying both hands.
According to statistics, third parties have developed nearly twenty thousand functions for Alexa, including the control function of the carmaker. Amazon is also considering business models for the third party.
According to foreign media reports, Amazon is ready to broadcast some advertisements to Alexa, such as users may hear cooking or food related voice ads when they control appliances in the kitchen. In addition, Amazon is also ready to let third party developers launch a membership service, consumers have to use a certain control function for a long time, and have to pay monthly fee.
Amazon's smart sound box and Alexa have been a great success. Nowadays, a large number of manufacturers in China, Japan, Korea and the United States are competing to imitate Amazon's launch of smart speakers, including China's millet, Alibaba and Jingdong.