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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Robert Archer · April 10, 2017 • Control4 brings its fully automated 'Smart Design, Smart Living' Airstream to Boston's Seaport district, with voice control from Amazon Echo as well as lighting, audio, video, HVAC and security smart-home control.
By Chelsea Cafiero · March 15, 2017 • Homeowners can ask their Amazon Echo to call tech support and, within minutes, a OneVision Technology Specialist will be on the phone.
By Lisa Montgomery · March 13, 2017 • Make the Amazon Echo Dot a portable device with Ninety7's Vaux wireless speaker.
By Joseph Kolchinsky · March 6, 2017 • As integrators race to provide managed services through tech support, Amazon Echo and Google Home could get there before you do.
By Chelsea Cafiero · February 15, 2017 • Integrators and clients can now control URC's Total Control smart home system with Amazon Alexa voice control.