Amazon Cuts Out The Middleman With A Smart Home Hub Built In The Echo Plus
Amazon has recently launched its new Echo Plus which boasts of a better sound quality than original Echo and an in-built smart home hub. Amazon has combined the functionalities of voice enabled Echo with digital assistant Alexa into the new Echo Plus.
The Amazon Echo Plus has a built-in ZigBee antenna, allowing it to act as a smart home hub. ZigBee is a low-power frequency popular with small smart home sensors and things like smart lights and smart locks. The Echo Plus will be able to relay the ZigBee signals from devices like those straight to the cloud. That will allow it to automatically sense and set up devices from smart home companies such as Philips Hue, GE and Kwikset.
Echo Plus had done away with the need of buying separate hubs to connect devices to the internet and allows you to seamlessly play music, set reminders and control your smart home devices. The best upgraded feature of Echo Plus is the ability to trigger multiple devices with a single command and grouping of similar devices to act in a unified fashion.
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