Alexa adds DISH support for your DVRing pleasure

Alexa adds DISH support for your DVRing pleasure

"Now consumers have even more convenience in their homes, all just by using their voice and Alexa", said Mike George, vice president, Amazon Alexa. Next month, ADT will begin offering Alexa devices directly to customers, and will help with setup and device support as well.

While smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home can be helpful, they aren't known to be great speakers.

Alexa, the "AI" assistant that powers Amazon's range of smart home speakers, has already proven popular after the strong launch of the Amazon Echo and Dot last year, and the company is stepping up the expansion of its ecosystem this year.

A couple of years ago, when companies like LG introduced a "smart" refrigerator, many laughed it off as being a bit much. Lenovo Smart Storage also includes integrated facial recognition software that can organize your entire photo library based on faces with high accuracy, according to the company.

Of course, both the Echo and the Smart Assistant use the Alexa artificial intelligence, so once the hardware has reached its limits, that's what cleans up the message. The US version uses Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. The smart home market will generate almost $500 billion in revenue that year, Lenovo says, implying that there is plenty of room for growth. Forget the roomba, this is a robot vacuum that you can command with your voice. Normally, this is done by knocking on the display twice, but with Alexa you just have to ask it.

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If you keep up with our site, you have noticed plenty of articles involving smart home products or AI assistants.

Along those lines, Lenovo is also playing up the Smart Assistant's abilities as an actual speaker - an area where the Echo is widely seen as lacking for its price. Lenovo said that it works on Amazon's Alexa Voice Services.

Lenovo also revealed a new wireless NAS hard drive, coming in both 2TB and 6TB sizes, that's created to help users organize their digital photo libraries via built-in facial-recognition software, similar to Google Photos or Apple's Photos app.

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