The world could have an Alexa-enabled microwave before 2018 is finished-yes, a microwave. JBL has released several smart displays equipped with Google Assistant.
Amazon is tipped to reveal a few of these gadgets at an event later this month.
If these new devices are launched, it would be Amazon's first foray into the home appliances market, and will place it in direct competition with the likes of Sonos, GE and Garmin who already offer Alexa-enabled products for the home and auto.
What the "in-car gadget" wasn't described, but the report noted that Garmin Ltd. now offers an Alexa-enabled dash cam. Now, Amazon plans to step up the momentum by producing more of its own Alexa-powered devices, according to a report. Of course, there are rumours that Amazon is also building robots for the home.
Amazon, of course, declined to comment about the news. The amplifier, for example, can be used as the central audio panel to control multiple speakers that are set up across the home. The company acquired Ring, a smart doorbell maker that also makes Alexa-compatible devices, earlier this year.
If the new devices are made and sold by Amazon, they would be in direct competition with similar devices made by Sonos and Garmin.
Amazon isn't the only company trying to spread its digital assistant.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in July the company wants customers "to be able to use Alexa wherever they are", which adds some obvious context to the new products in the pipeline. In the case of the former, it could potentially bring smart functionality to older cars, delivering traffic information, music playback and more.
'There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the a year ago'. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.