Alexa turns personal chef with oven control


Beyond that, Amazon plans to expand the API to support conventional ovens and other cooking devices. Although lacking the smart home interaction of Alexa and Google Assistant, the Roku Entertainment Assistant will make it easier for you to play media with a voice command. We are excited about the innovations June is bringing to the smart kitchen, including their existing Alexa skill, and look forward to what they will create when we introduce support for ovens in the Smart Home Skill API.

The Hisense TVs already have quite a few features using the company's TV platform, which allows users to access popular apps like Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, TikiLIVE and much more.

If you own a smart microwave or oven, you might soon be able to control it with Alexa.

From there, you should be all set.

According to CNBC, Amazon "has been in talks with several companies about letting them promote products on the best-selling Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa voice assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the discussions are private". "The interfaces are designed for future extensibility as support for more cooking devices becomes available". Amazon has a handful of partners on board, but it isn't clear just how quickly support will roll out.

GE Appliances, Kenmore, LG, and Samsung are also working on integrating Alexa's cooking capabilities into their smart ovens and appliances.

Amazon has also announced that the Alexa Fund, its venture capital arm, is investing in June Life, the company behind the connected June Oven.

Personal assistants have boomed in popularity since the first Amazon Alexa was released in 2014, and many consumer companies fear losing money and market share as a result of artificial intelligence technology. Hopefully, these companies are considering or taking necessary precautions to make sure that nothing leads to a risky situation or accidents.

But then, Apple wasn't first in the smartphone game either - and we all know how that turned out for the Cupertino company.