Amazon Alexa will soon let users control ovens and microwaves

Posted January 05, 2018

Manufacturing partners that have signed on to the program include GE Appliances, Kenmore, LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool. Amazon is investing in June Life, the company that created the June Oven, which uses voice commands to cook your food in an easy and convenient manner.

However, Alexa's smart abilities can not used for existing ovens.

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Amazon's Alexa will soon start controlling microwaves, smart ovens and refrigerators after the Jeff Bezos-led company said on Friday that it has added cooking capabilities to the smart voice assistant's interface. Amazon, however, responded to CNBC saying that "the company has no plans to add advertisements to Alexa".

An Amazon spokesperson denied these rumors in an email to Observer. The report says that Amazon is discussing these opportunities with Procter & Gamble and Clorox. For example, Proctor & Gamble could pay for Bounty to be the first brand recommended when a user asks for Alexa to purchase paper towels. The Echo Dot has about $31 worth of parts, while components in the Google Home Mini cost about $26, ABI Research said. CIRP's findings are based on surveys of 2,000 USA consumers who made a purchase at Amazon from October 2016 to September 2017. "Cooking capabilities will also be available in other countries soon", Amazon has stated. Of course, these ads could be ultra-smart given the data Amazon already has about each individual user's buying history. "What would you like?"

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"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".

If Amazon does launch paid ads on Alexa, and follows through on other digital advertising projects such as videos, it could finally dominate in the one area where it has often lagged far behind other tech companies.

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Google, Apple and Microsoft are yet to venture into the kitchen via artificial intelligence. By contrast, Google is expected to rake in $40.1 billion, Facebook $21.6 billion and Microsoft $3.9 billion.