Amazon Alexa will soon control microwave ovens

Amazon Alexa will soon control microwave ovens

Alexa, the voice assistant of Amazon Echo, can already control cameras, door locks, lights, entertainment systems, and thermostats in the home.

That's because today Amazon introduced built-in cooking controls for cooking appliances into the Alexa smart home API.

The tech giant has announced it is adding cooking capabilities to its Smart Home Skill API - the programming tools that make it possible to connect Alexa with internet-connected devices. Well, it looks like Amazon is putting efforts to make the Voice Assistant a revolutionary product and service for consumers and besides the company wants to make its Alexa powered Echo devices available for all the rooms in a consumer's house.

Amazon is being mocked online for the latest update to its smart personal assistant - Alexa can now control microwaves, saving people the mere "micro" seconds it takes to switch on the device after placing your food inside.

Amazon is making it easier to bring Alexa to devices like headphones and smartwatches
Amazon Brings Cooking Controls To Alexa With Smart Home Skill API

"Instead of pressing multiple buttons to enable advanced microwave features, your customers can now use their voices".

Whirlpool is the first company to create an Alexa skill for its connected microwaves, and Amazon said it'll be launching "soon" in the United States, so we wouldn't be surprised if the first AI-controlled microwaves made an appearance at CES next week. Initially rolling out in microwaves from Whirlpool and others, the new cooking capabilities will let users define time and temperature parameters and will eventually use the Alexa voice interface to walk through cooking a meal.

LG, Samsung, Kenmore and GE Appliances are also reportedly planning to add Alexa support to their appliance ranges. Now you can build skills to enable customers in the USA to control their microwave ovens using Alexa. Amazon explained further telling CNET that, "we're making it easier for device manufacturers to build for Alexa by providing a common framework".

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