Amazon Smart Plug will add Alexa to any plug socket

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

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

The new devices include a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget. But with that product, users must buy a separate Alexa speaker and then enable the two devices to work together.

According to the report, Amazon is expected to reveal at least some of the devices later this month.

Amazon plans to release a slew of devices with its personal assistant Alexa by the end of this year, at least according to a new report leaking the alleged plan.

Some of the devices will have Alexa built in, while others will be able to connect to the voice assistant.

More so than other virtual assistants including Siri and the Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa has always been focused on the home.

It's unclear if the new devices will consist exclusively of collaborations between Amazon and other tech manufacturers, or if all of the devices will be made and sold by Amazon. CNBC suggests that the smart speaker market could be worth around $30 billion by 2024, and Amazon wants to be there.




Amazon may decide to launch an entirely separate line dedicated to Alexa-equipped home devices, separate from the Echo line.

Each one of these new products could open up fresh revenue streams for Amazon. The company is also working on robots of some kind for the home, per Bloomberg.

This marks Amazon's jump into the smart home appliances market, where it will directly compete with companies like GE and Sonos.

If the new devices are made and sold by Amazon, they would be in direct competition with similar devices made by Sonos and Garmin.

Amazon declined to comment to CNBC regarding the report.

To that end, Amazon acknowledges an emphasis on partnering with kid-friendly developers, and says that names such as Hasbro and WowWee Group Limited are already on board.

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