By CE Pro Editors · September 19, 2017 • Keep checking back for CE Pro's brief product and company news in custom electronics.
By Chelsea Cafiero · September 13, 2017 • Kohl's customers in 10 stores across Los Angeles and Chicago will have a chance to test out and purchase Amazon Echo, Dot and Fire devices — and sign up for Amazon Smart Home Services for in-home consultations.
By Julie Jacobson · September 8, 2017 • Amazon will help consumers find CEDIA-certified integrators for home-technology installations to go beyond what Amazon Smart Home Services can provide.
By Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2017 • Debuting at CEDIA 2017, Valet Amp from Origin Acoustics delivers premium whole-house audio, Alexa voice control, and a host of Amazon services with about $200 worth of Echo Dots. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Chelsea Cafiero · August 30, 2017 • Best Buy CEO says new home advisor program is one way the company plans to open up 'lately' customer demand for smart-home technology.
By Jason Knott · August 29, 2017 • MartinLogan eliminates online retailer deals, including Amazon.com. Opts for distribution model with integrators, A/V retailers, selected online etailers.
By Chelsea Cafiero · August 16, 2017 • Sarah Zenz, general manager of Amazon's Smart Home Services, will present a sponsored keynote on Thursday, Sept. 7 at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego.
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 Joseph Kolchinsky · August 2, 2017 • When paired with Lennar’s decision to utilize Amazon Home Services for installation, the builder’s sharp reduction in low voltage cabling reinforces the notion that it sees a traditional path to the smart home, the CEDIA channel, as outdated.
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 Jason Griffing · July 30, 2017 • One sentence tucked into Amazon's smart-home service offering is evidence that Amazon intends to get involved on every part of the home technology installation value chain, including exceptional customer service.
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 26, 2017 • Roomba maker iRobot has been collecting spacial mapping technologies as it vacuums and is now looking to share the data with Google, Apple or Amazon in the next couple of years.
By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017 • Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Robert Archer · July 18, 2017 • Musical Instrument brand Electro-Harmonix (EHX) has announced it has severed its relationship with the retail giant Amazon.
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 10, 2017 • Amazon Smart Home Services has launched in-home consultations — yes, the same thing CE Pro editor Julie Jacobson checked out earlier this year. But does it take direct aim at Best Buy's Geek Squad?