Amazon is reportedly launching an Alexa-enabled subwoofer, microwave, and much more

Amazon taps into the smart home ecosystem with its new expected products like microwave oven

At the lowest end of the line is Amazon Echo Dot, a small Alexa-enabled speaker, without comprising on features seen in pricier counterparts.

Amazon is tipped to reveal a few of these gadgets at an event later this month. "Now it is one of the most popular voice assistants, leading the growth of the burgeoning smart speaker market, which is expected to be worth $30 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights". There are also products such as the Roav Viva from Anker, an Alexa device which plugs into the 12-volt socket and plays music through the car's Bluetooth-enabled speaker system.

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

Alexa had initially started off as an experiment by Amazon but now has grown.

An entire family of new Alexa-controlled products is apparently in the wings, including an amplifier, receiver and subwoofer. Amazon has often taken a scattershot approach to its hardware initiatives, releasing not only massively successful products like the Echo home devices, but also experimental projects like Echo Buttons, a light-up device designed for gaming. And in its most recent earnings report, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hinted at his ambition for making Alexa more widely used. Of course, there are rumours that Amazon is also building robots for the home.

Speaking of the home appliance market, we should note this is not Amazon's first involvement with that market, not by a long shot. Sonos has a similar business model.

To that end, Amazon acknowledges an emphasis on partnering with kid-friendly developers, and says that names such as Hasbro and WowWee Group Limited are already on board. With eight new Alexa-enabled devices, the company is working along that goal.

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