From amps to microwaves, Amazon tipped to reveal more Alexa devices

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It's believed Amazon will unveil a few of these Alexa-powered devices at an event later this month.

The upcoming product roster includes home entertainment gear like an amplifier, a receiver, and a subwoofer. The CNBC report also noted that having its own home appliances opens a new sales channel for Amazon, as the company can partner with smart home installation companies to bring its Alexa-powered devices to more homes. Named E-tron SUV, the vehicle needs to be linked to your Amazon account after which you will be able to give voice commands to play music, get weather information, to-do list and nearly everything that you can do with an Echo speaker.

Vobot is a completely self-contained device that connects to Alexa via an onboard app, so you never need to worry about smartphone compatibility or pairing issues. As for what they'll be called, it's likely Amazon will go with entirely new branding to differentiate the home appliances from the Echo series. The company is reported to be working on a secretive home robot, as well, according to Bloomberg. Amazon is targeting customers where they feel most comfortable and spend the most time-at home and in their cars. With eight new Alexa-enabled devices, the company is working along that goal.

Google's $130 (£105) Home speaker is triggered by the phrase "Hey Google" while Amazon's Echo uses "Alexa".

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Starting. sometime soon, the two aforementioned display-sporting Echos will be able to show you relevant, high-quality answers in the form of premium Getty Images content to questions like "who won best Actress" at the latest Academy Awards or "what is the capital of Uruguay".

However, Amazon's Alexa software has a wider range of skills on offer that enable it to link up with and control more third-party devices around the home.

Alexa previously got visual with the Echo Show.

A light comes on to remind you that it's listening.

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