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Amazon Alexa now controls your microwave

Amazon Alexa now controls your microwave

"Alexa's multiple smart home integrations, Google's partnership with Nest and Apple's HomeKit initiatives will continue to excite consumers of the smart speaker and fuel sales in 2018". "We are excited about the innovations June is bringing to the smart kitchen, including their existing Alexa skill, and look forward to what they will create when we introduce support for ovens in the Smart Home Skill API", the company has commented.

Could Alexa be the next big thing in 2018? Meanwhile, Amazon itself has invested in one smart oven startup. You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

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Companies featured in the talks have reportedly included Procter and Gamble, and Clorox, who could soon "pay for higher placement if a user searches for a product such as shampoo on the device, similar to how paid searches work in Google".

As users would use other Alexa devices, the Hisense Smart TVs will enable the user to perform various actions using only their voice. Amazon and Google are expected to remain in the lead with their Echo and Home products respectively, but will face increased competition as new vendors enter the race. It also might be useful for when you've put your food in the microwave and are reading the back of the box for directions, which you can then call out to Alexa as you find them. "Cooking capabilities will also be available in other countries soon", Amazon has stated. Suffice it to say this could be helpful if you don't want to start cooking right away, or if you just hate your microwave's interface. "At Amazon, we believe that there will be an Alexa skill for everyone, for everything". GE Appliances, LG, Kenmore, and Samsung are all working on skills of their own.

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Amazon got a lot of press this morning after the announcement that Alexa has added cooking to its skill set.

According to a report from Emarketer released in May previous year, Amazon dominates the voice-controlled speaker market.

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