Alexa Will Soon Control Connected Microwaves

Alexa Will Soon Control Connected Microwaves

Amazon Echo owners spend 66% more than average customers of the e-commerce giant, helping the company to sell its voice-enabled devices for a lower price, per a study by Consumer Intelligence Research provided to Mobile Marketer.

"The move by Amazon, which right now does very little advertising on the Echo, could mean big things for consumer companies that are fretting their influence on a voice-powered shopping experience", CNBC claimed in their report, adding that, "With Alexa's clout anticipated to rise, brands are anxious about being left out of the voice-shopping platform entirely". "At Amazon, we believe that there will be an Alexa skill for everyone, for everything". Google's own Google Assistant will also be in the spotlight - "where there's Alexa, there's likely to be Google Assistant in the mix", writes The Verge in its CES 2018 preview. "Cooking capabilities will also be available in other countries soon", Amazon has stated. With the built-in cooking device controls in the Smart Home Skill API, you will make it easier for your customers to control your cloud-connected microwave. These new capabilities are made possible through Amazon's Smart Home Skill API.

"You can leverage these interfaces today for microwaves and for appliances that support preset cooking", Amazon says. The skill enables customers to easily configure, start, and operate their connected Whirlpool microwaves.

According to Amazon, the AI assistant will offer customers a break from, er, "traditional and often confusing microwave experience by enabling them to bark commands at the appliance such as "Alexa, defrost three pounds of chicken" or "Alexa, microwave for 50 seconds on high".

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Temperatures are running well below normal for this time of year , and the lows are expected to hover right around freezing. Forecasters cautioned there is still some uncertainty in the exact track of the storm as it approaches New England.

In a further push into the kitchen, Amazon's venture capital fund Alexa Fund invests in June Life, which makes the countertop smart oven June Oven.

The company has developed a software that connects the voice assistant with your microwave oven.

All in all, this is an interesting development in the technology sphere.

But then, Apple wasn't first in the smartphone game either - and we all know how that turned out for the Cupertino company.

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