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Sonos demands action against Google to force voice interoperability on smart speakers

Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer at Sonos, has demanded legislative action against Amazon and Google to force voice interoperability between Alexa and the Google Assistant. Sonos has developed a technology that allows the concurrent use of multiple voice assistants. This means that you would be able to call the Google Assistant in one sentence and...

Tasker can now create Alexa routines for controlling smart home devices

Tasker is one of the best automation applications for Android, allowing you to change settings or open applications based on a wide range of activation methods. It can also plug into voice assistants and smart home devices with the separate AutoVoice plugin, opening up even more possibilities. Today, a new update to the AutoVoice Tasker...

Amazon now has a dedicated Alexa voice assistant app for the Xbox

Microsoft's Xbox offers support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant so you can control certain features of the gaming console using voice commands. For instance, you can ask Alexa to turn on or turn off your Xbox or fire up your favorite game. There is now a dedicated Alexa app for the Xbox on the Microsoft...

Amazfit GTS 2 mini gets Alexa support with latest update

A few weeks after launching the GTS 2 and GTR 2 in India last year, Amazfit launched the affordable GTS 2 mini smartwatch in the region. The budget-friendly smartwatch featured a square aluminum alloy and plastic case with a 1.55-inch AMOLED display, a host of fitness tracking features, and a built-in microphone to help users...

OnePlus Nord N10 5G in Europe now supports hands-free Amazon Alexa

If you have a OnePlus Nord N10 5G, you can now fully ditch the Google Assistant in favor of Alexa. While you can set Alexa as the default voice assistant on pretty much any modern Android phone, the overall experience may not match up to that of Google Assitant. For example, you can’t use your...

Amazon is reportedly making a wall-mounted Echo smart display

Amazon is allegedly developing a new Echo device described as a “smart home command center.” The device, which will reportedly come out at the end of 2021 or even the end of 2022, is said to feature a large touchscreen and work best when mounted on a wall. According to Bloomberg, the wall-mounted Echo will do...

Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant will allow companies to create custom voice assistants

Amazon has announced a new initiative that will allow automakers and other manufacturers to create custom voice assistants. The program — Alexa Custom Assistant — is built directly on Alexa technology, and will give companies the tools and flexibility to create their own unique wake word, voice skills, and capabilities. According to Amazon, the program will...

Amazon Echo Show can now stream movies and shows from Netflix

Amazon has announced the availability of Netflix on the Echo Show. According to the company’s announcement, users can now watch their favorite movies and TV shows from the streaming service and expect some new video features on the device as well. This is similar to what Amazon offered last year where it allowed users to...

Amazon Alexa app gets revamped with focus on personalization and first-party features

Amazon on Monday announced plans to roll out a completely redesigned Alexa app for iOS and Android, which will now offer users a more personalized home screen experience. According to Amazon, the redesign will provide users with a list of personalized suggestions based on the services and features they use most often. So if you often...

Amazon Echo Show 8 now available for pre-ordering in India

Amazon's Echo and Google's Nest (formerly Home) are the dominant players in the smart speaker market. The Echo lineup of smart speakers is powered by Alexa, while the Google Nest speakers are powered by the Google Assistant. Amazon and Google are competing for superiority in the smart speaker market. In 2018, both players separately introduced...

[Update: Available] Onida launches a smart TV in India with Amazon’s Fire TV software

Onida, formally known as MIRC Electronics, is an Indian TV brand that was very popular in the 1990s and early 2000s for its CRT televisions. After plummeting initially to the wave of Plasma TVs, and eventually LCD and LED TVs, and competition from international brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG, Onida has transitioned into a...

DishTV SMRT Hub Hybrid Set Top Box with Android TV 9.0 launched in India

At a time when more and more people are canceling their cable TV subscriptions in favor of streaming services, DishTV India has launched a new range of smart connected devices in the country. With its new Dish SMRT Hub and SMRT Kit, the company aims to eliminate the hassle of switching between cable TV and...