Amazon rolls out smart-home 'routines' for Alexa

Peter Newman for Business Insider: Amazon added a new feature to its Alexa voice assistant that will let consumers use Echo smart speakers or other Alexa devices to control multiple smart home devices at once in what it calls "routines."

How Amazon Plans to Clobber Google Home and Apple HomePod With Its New and Cheaper Echo Lineup

Aaron Pressman for Fortune: Amazon rolled a bevy of new and updated products last week, including an improved version of its Echo speaker and Fire TV set-top box.

Amazon has 76% smart home speaker U.S. market share as Echo unit sales reach 15M, new study finds

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.

CEDIA 2017: Alexa, Google Assistant & Other Voice UIs Come Into Their Own

Joseph Palenchar for Twice: This week's CEDIA 2017 is giving A/V products and custom-installed integrated systems more of a voice in the way they're controlled.

Amazon Echo multiroom audio not far off, report says

Megan Wollerton for CNet: Amazon is ready to launch whole-home audio for its Alexa speakers, one report claims.

Home Prime: How Alexa Catapults Amazon Into The Pinnacle Of The Smart Home Market

Shanthi Rexaline , Benzinga: Amazon has begun assembling a team comprising in-house gadget experts, its own version of Best Buy's Geek Squad.

Amazon Is Testing a Geek Squad-Like Service for Smart Home Tech

Phil Wahba for Fortune: The online store has been assembling an army of experts to offer free consultations for its Alexa products.

Best Buy introducing Amazon Alexa and Google Home experiences to 700 U.S. stores

Kurt Schlosser for GeekWire: Best Buy announced Wednesday that the experiences showcasing what is possible with voice technology and smart homes are unique to its stores and about 700 locations across the U.S. will feature the spaces starting next month.

Amazon is trying to strengthen its position against competing smart home products

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: Developers for connected camera companies can now build skills to link their devices to the forthcoming Echo Show.

The Potential of Voice Assistants

With connected home devices proliferating the market, Echo/Alexa, among others, seem to tie all these IOT devices together seamlessly.

Build and program your own smart home system

Android Authority: Ryan and Sam Kroonenburg have put together a beginner and an advanced learning kit to making this a reality.

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