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Product Briefs: BluOS Updates; Amarra adds MQA; Kwikset, Amazon Key

By CE Pro Editors · November 20, 2017 • Keep checking back for CE Pro's brief product and company news in custom electronics.

Not Waiting on Partners, DTS Builds Own Alexa-Enabled Play-Fi Smart Speaker

By Jordan O'Brien · October 27, 2017 • DTS claims its Phorus PS10 is first Alexa-enabled smart speaker to support high-resolution audio (24-bit/192kHz); works with other wireless Play-Fi devices for whole-house music.

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

By Julie Jacobson · October 20, 2017 • Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home. That's great news for smart-home pros.

Sonos One Review: Sonos Sound Gets Even Better with Alexa Built-In

By Chelsea Cafiero · October 18, 2017 • Sonos One is Play:1 with voice, Amazon Alexa with better sound, and Apple HomePod with a more pervasive voice assistant.

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

By Chuck Schneider · October 13, 2017 • Smart-home pros would be 'foolhardy' to trust Amazon's intentions in launching 'Custom Home Services' for CEDIA-certified installers.

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

By Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2017 • 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. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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

By Arlen Schweiger · September 18, 2017 • 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.

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

By Jason Knott · August 7, 2017 • Control4 data supports the notion that Amazon Alexa voice control does not hurt, but supports custom installation of smart home control systems.

CasaTunes Adds Voice Control for Multiroom Audio via Amazon Alexa

By Jordan O'Brien · August 2, 2017 • 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.

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

By Robert Archer · June 22, 2017 • Amazon's smart home 'device with a screen' gains IC Realtime compatibility through ICMyCloud, along with other smart home security/surveillance camera feeds like August Home and Netgear.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Voice Control Brands

By Robert Archer · June 15, 2017 • Not surprisingly, Amazon’s Alexa dominates the voice control market, followed by Apple's Siri, Savant, Google and Comcast. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

By Chelsea Cafiero · June 9, 2017 • We're comparing Apple to oranges. Here's why Apple HomePod stands apart from its supposed competitors, Amazon, Google and Sonos.

Apple HomePod Speaker Debuts, But Is It Too Late?

By Jason Knott · June 5, 2017 • Targeting Sonos and Amazon Alexa, Apple HomePod aims to reinvent home music with $349 quality voice-controlled home audio speaker that also controls all HomeKit-connected devices.

Dish Integrates with Amazon Alexa for Voice Control, Dish Anywhere with Fire TV

By Robert Archer · May 23, 2017 • Dish customers can now use Amazon Alexa voice control to ask Hopper and Wally STBs to "search for Game of Thrones," and other commands. Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick also become the first media players to offer Dish Anywhere.

Amazon Echo Show Brings Images to Voice Control

By Jason Knott · May 10, 2017 • Amazon Echo Show is $229 video voice control with smart home features including hands-free video calls and viewing security camera images.

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