Microsoft has added the ability to control your Xbox One console using Amazon Alexa.
Sonos has been around for a while but only recently gained more popularity with their system of speakers that allows you to have a multi-room audio setup. Back in 2017, Sonos announced their first foray into smart speakers with the Alexa-enabled Sonos One.
It’s no secret that Amazon wants Alexa everywhere in all shapes and sizes. The newest form that Alexa comes in (at least in Canada) is the Echo Spot. The device is the first (and only) touchscreen Echo devices to makes its way up north and the screen does enhance the overall Alexa experience but the device has few flaws.
Amazon and Best Buy have announced a partnership that would allow Best Buy to sell Fire TV Edition smart TVs to customers in Canada and the US.
Back in February, Amazon announced that they would be acquiring video doorbell maker, Ring for around $1 billion USD. Now that acquisition is complete, they’ve dropped the price of their first-gen video doorbell to just $124.99 CAD ($99 USD).
Amazon has announced that they’ll be bringing their latest touchscreen Echo device, the Echo Spot to Canada on April 25th.
Over the past few years, our homes have been getting smarter, thanks to smart speakers that can be used to control devices in your home using just your voice. Amazon has been dominating the smart speaker market since it first introduced their Echo devices back in November 2014.
Last year, ecobee announced a smart light switch called the Switch+, it has Alexa built-in and would allow users to control their smart home including their ecobee thermostat via their voice.
Now their Switch+ is available for pre-order in Canada and the US.
Kohler, the company known mostly for kitchen and bath products is now getting into the smart home game with their Kohler Konnect platform.
Earlier this year, ecobee released their latest smart thermostat with the ecobee4 with Amazon Alexa built-in but at the time, it was only released in the US.
Now with the recent announcement of Amazon’s Canadian launch of their Alexa Voice Service, ecobee has now officially released the ecobee4 with Amazon Alexa in Canada.