The LG Smart InstaView is the First Amazon Alexa Refrigerator

Darnell ReidJan 07, 2017

The new Fire TV Edition TVs will include built-in support for over-the-air (OTA) live TV in addition to the streaming channels supported as part of Amazon's Fire TV platform.

Much earlier in the game, in August 2016, Hyundai announced its collaboration with Amazon.

A lot of auto makers are building Alexa skills for their vehicles, but these tend to be about making it possible for auto owners to do things like turn on their cars from inside their homes via their Echo devices. In person, Ford's demo of the tech worked well and did seem to make it a lot easier to ask for and get usable transit directions than is generally true of in-car voice-powered navigation. The latest report justified that Alexa will permit users to play music, read an audiobook and even add new entries to the owner's Amazon lists. The integration of Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, has severely increased the productivity and versatility of the product and this is the first product to feature a virtual assistant. But Ford and Amazon envision the future car's interior environment to be a voice-controlled command center just like the home Echo.

From the auto, you can instruct Alexa to turn on your home's lights, check if you closed the garage door, and access any of your appointments or to-do lists you've had Alexa remember for you. Amazon and Ford, therefore, venturing into this, will let customers access many Alexa smart home devices to control lighting, security systems, thermostats and more from the vehicle.

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is coming to a number of new devices this year - including the smartphone - but Ford will be the first to integrate it into their cars.

In a press release, Amazon's Steve Rabuchin echoed Butler's statement.

Ford said it plans to offer these Alexa-to-vehicle commands in more vehicles with SYNC Connect at a later date. Texting while driving is a risky epidemic, and Alexa may be one solution, especially as it grows in car-friendly capability.

The second phase, expected to take place this summer, allows drivers to tap into a broad set of Alexa skills using your voice while driving - helping you keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

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