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Amazon planning to release new Alexa devices, including a microwave

Amazon planning to release new Alexa devices, including a microwave

Amazon is about centuple down on its Alexa-powered devices, according to a new report.

It could release a microwave, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer and an in-car gadget, CNBC reported, citing sources close to the situation.

Worth noting is the milestone this set of new products represents for Amazon, which would as a result be moving into the home appliance market for the first time.

Each one of these new products could open up fresh revenue streams for Amazon. All of these products has Amazon's Alexa on some level and can act as a voice assistant. While all devices will have the ability to be connected with Alexa, only some will have Alexa built in. The company is also working on robots of some kind for the home, per Bloomberg.

Earlier this year, Amazon acquired the smart doorbell maker Ring, which also makes devices that are compatible with Alexa.

Regardless, for Amazon, getting Alexa into your microwave is about more than just cooking burritos and popcorn more convenient.

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If the new devices are made and sold by Amazon, they would be in direct competition with similar devices made by Sonos and Garmin.

The thing that perhaps makes it unique is that you'll be able to control it via the Alexa app on your phone. Amazon could launch a few from the list towards September-end.

Amazon declined to comment to CNBC regarding the report. All of them will be Alexa-enabled, however, some of them will have Alexa inbuilt, says the report.

You can already use Alexa on GE's smart microwave, which, sadly, is not called the Funcooker.

'There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the a year ago'.

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