Alexa will cook your food for you in 2018

Amazon is bringing Alexa to smartwatches and headphones

Amazon is bringing Alexa to smartwatches and headphones

"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". Specifically Alexa will gain dominion over microwave ovens along with conventional ovens.

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"Customers have now connected tens of millions of smart home devices to Alexa, including cameras, door locks, lights, entertainment systems, and thermostats". Ovens and microwaves are the current focus, but Amazon hopes that other appliances will be compatible beyond that.

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The two day turnaround has cost us in the end and we ran out of legs and could not keep going. "It was heartbreaking for the players".

The Hisense TVs already have quite a few features using the company's TV platform, which allows users to access popular apps like Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, TikiLIVE and much more.

Amazon says that, to begin with, Alexa will be able to set microwave cook times, modes and power levels, but there's no word as to whether the AI assistant is yet smart enough to figure out how to set the ruddy clock. 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. Instead of pressing multiple buttons to enable advanced microwave features, users can simply use their voices. Users can leverage these interfaces today for microwaves and for appliances that support preset cooking.

That's June Oven, the touchscreen-fronted smart appliance that was announced back in 2015.

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While Whirlpool's expected to be the first to launch the new Alexa cooking capability for its connected microwaves (no exact date has been given), Amazon also announced Samsung, GE, Kenmore and LG are all working to bring the new Alexa cooking capability to market. Up until now companies had to create custom skills for Alexa to command their appliances.

The chances are we'll see the Whirlpool product at CES 2018.

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