As part of their effort to improve their smart home business, Amazon has announced that they’ve acquired Eero, the company known for their mesh Wi-Fi routers.
“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”
Amazon hasn’t said what their exact plans for Eero are. But we might possibly see a future Amazon Echo with Eero’s mesh Wi-Fi technology built-in.
“From the beginning, eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of eero. “We started with WiFi because it’s the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family, we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring eero systems to more customers around the globe.”
No word on how much Amazon paid for Eero but the deal is expected to close in the coming months.