All In Echo

Now This is Disruptive: I Just Set Up a Free Smart Home Consultation with Amazon

Through Amazon Home Services, smart-home consultants will spend an hour at your pad explaining home automation and networking, pushing products like Ecobee, Amazon Echo, Bose, Philips Hue and Fire TV, and promoting services like Prime Fresh.

Julie Jacobson · February 02, 2017

Integrator Uncovers Reliability Issues Installing Amazon Echo

Todd Anthony Puma of The Source Home Theater Installation & Design recounts his professional experiences installing Amazon Echo, or Alexa, in clients’ homes.

Alice Gustafson · January 27, 2017

Lenovo’s Smart Assistant Is Alexa with Better Audio

Lenovo enters the smart home market with an Amazon Echo clone that uses Alexa voice services, as well as the wireless Smart Storage hard drive.

CE Pro Editors · January 25, 2017

How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

Demonstrated at CES 2017, Dish Networks’s new AirTV box and Dish-on-a-Fire-TV-Stick could cut into its traditional satellite service; First native Alexa Voice control for TV demo’d.

Julie Jacobson · January 20, 2017

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff.

Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2017

Best News of 2017: Dish Hopper is First TV Service to Work Directly with Amazon Alexa

CES 2017: “Alexa, go to CNN” and other voice commands can be used to control Dish Hopper TV and DVR services.

Julie Jacobson · January 03, 2017

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

From the possible acquisition of Icontrol to the proliferation of voice control for home automation, these are the most important products and smart-home happenings that shaped the custom-installation and smart-home industries in 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2017

Wynn Las Vegas Puts Amazon Echo in All 4,748 Hotel Rooms

Residential and commercial technology merge as Wynn Resorts moves to install Amazon Echo’s Alexa voice assistant in every room of its Las Vegas hotel by next summer.

D. Craig MacCormack · December 27, 2016

Alexa, Rack ‘Em Up: Inside an Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Game Room

Liberty Games shows the innovative ways you can use Amazon Echo, like hooking up a pool table, Jukebox, arcade machine and pinball machine with voice control via Alexa.

Chelsea Cafiero · December 20, 2016

Get Ready for Voice-Enabled Lights; GE is ‘First’ with Alexa Inside

New C by GE lamp has Alexa Voice Services built in for voice-controlled home automation, but it would be cooler if it was a smart bulb instead.

Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2016