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Sonos has always been planning to add voice control to its speakers with the help of Amazon's Echo, allowing Echo owners to control their Sonos speakers with the help of Amazon's smart speaker, much in the same way that Echo owners can also control compatible internet-connected light bulbs and thermostats. Alexa is also gaining ground in other devices built by select manufacturers like watches and HDTVs.

The Echo has been on the market for three years without an update, and with Amazon now facing off against the Google Home and Apple's HomePod, not to mention dozens of other copycats with Alexa built in, one has to imagine an updated version of the Echo is on the way, Engadget says.

Another developer is Technicolor which has been developing Alexa skills for its Home Networking Extender and Gateway. "By providing the proven client software, the SDK makes our development time much faster and saved our team a lot of development time".

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"It's about innovation and ensuring our graduates are equipped to play a leadership role as voice-enabled technology becomes part of everyday life in homes, shopping malls, workplaces, and cities", said Kyle Squires, Dean of ASU's Fulton Schools of Engineering. "We're really excited to start shipping COVI to our worldwide community of users". Hardware development kits, tutorials and other developer aids. With Alexa not available worldwide it seems sensible that Sonos would not limit a product to only a few markets and the policy has also been changed on the Australian Sonos site as well.

What Is the Alexa Voice Service?

Voice control works by your voice enabled Sonos Product "listening" for a specific wake word. "Having the Alexa developer tools and API's available will only accelerate voice's adoption as a primary interface for emerging applications". Through AVS, device makers can add a new intelligent interface to their products and offer customers access to a growing number of Alexa features, smart home integrations, and skills.

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