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CEDIA Dealers Shouldn’t Trust Amazon as Smart-Home Partner, Says Industry Veteran

Smart-home pros would be 'foolhardy' to trust Amazon's intentions in launching 'Custom Home Services' for CEDIA-certified installers.

Oct 13, 2017

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

Amazon's new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day.

Sep 29, 2017

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Bose Continues Channel Push with Partner Program, Alexa Skill, Lifestyle 600 In-Wall System

Bose used CEDIA 2017 to highlight how ‘Works With Bose’ embraces control companies. An Alexa skill is on the way, plus Lifestyle 600 In-Wall System for dealers/builders.

Sep 18, 2017

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

Control4 data supports the notion that Amazon Alexa voice control does not hurt, but in fact supports custom installation of smart home control systems.

Aug 07, 2017

CasaTunes Adds Voice Control for Multiroom Audio via Amazon Alexa

CasaTunes has announced support for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and other Alexa devices for its whole-house audio system as well as its DIY musicBox 6 servers.

Aug 02, 2017

Amazon Echo Show Gets Smarter, Adds IC Realtime, Other Smart Home Camera Skills

Ah, now the Amazon Echo Show makes sense. Amazon's smart home 'device with a screen' gains IC Realtime compatibility along with other smart home security/surveillance camera feeds like August Home and Netgear.

Jun 22, 2017