Amazon Alexa is coming to more devices including a microwave

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

Amazon could reveal these new devices at an event by the end of this year, an internal document indicated, CNBC said.

The internet giant is mulling the launch of eight new devices that can be controlled just by using your voice and its digital assistant technology, Alexa. They may show them all off before the end of the month. Those potential devices include everything from a microwave oven to an in-car gadget to a subwoofer, and some will come with Amazon's voice assistant built-in. While all devices will have the ability to be connected with Alexa, only some will have Alexa built in. And you know how much Amazon loves selling its own goods at big discounts during Black Friday. By partnering with smart home installation companies, Amazon can make its Alexa-powered devices more readily available in new homes.

The microwave is getting the majority of the headlines and rightfully so, since it will be the first time Amazon has entered the home appliance market. If you like privacy, well, lol. Sonos released two speakers that feature Alexa. The report notes that the upcoming amplifier can be used as the central audio panel to control multiple speakers set up across a users' home, while the upcoming microwave can bring Alexa in the home's kitchen.

There's also a possible secret Amazon home robot to consider.

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Google and Apple have so far dominated the smart vehicle stereo market, and although there are a number of Alexa-enabled smart auto stereos on the market, this is a missing link for Amazon in its the Alexa-everywhere strategy.

Want more posts like this delivered to your inbox? "There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the past year".

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

Both Home and Echo are continually listening for commands, though Google and Amazon say nothing gets passed back to them until the speakers hear a keyword - "OK, Google" for Home and "Alexa" for Echo.

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