Amazon turns its focus to smart home as Alexa turns six years old in India

The last three years have seen a 200 percent increase in smart home devices connected to Alexa.

Amazon Alexa launched globally in 2014, but users in India have had access to the voice assistant for six years now through its Echo range of smart speakers and displays, as well as its apps and more. With this landmark, Amazon is also turning its focus onto improving Alexa's compatibility with the smart home segment, as well as promoting the fact that you can pretty much run your home through voice commands. Apart from Amazon's own range of smart plugs and TV streaming devices that are directly compatible with Alexa, there are also various products from different brands which work with Amazon's voice assistant.

The range of products that work with Alexa include air purifiers, Wi-Fi home cameras, doorbells and door cameras, smart bulbs, motorised blinds, ceiling fans, and much more. Amazon further states that it has seen an increase of 200 percent in smart home devices connected to Alexa in the past three years, suggesting that more users are looking to utilise Alexa through Echo smart speakers such as the Echo Pop and other devices in increasing modern and IoT-friendly ways.

Some of the brands that have products available in India that are compatible with Alexa include Xiaomi, Dyson, Atomberg, Hindware, Philips, and more. Alexa allows for smart home devices to be operated through voice commands or through the app; you can use it to turn on or off fans, lights, and blinds, or even access cameras remotely for security and home monitoring. 

Amazon further states that setup is now easy across a range of devices, and routines can also be created to improve the way smart home devices work with voice commands. Various Amazon Echo devices are also now compatible with the Matter standard, so compatibility with various IoT devices will only improve in the long run.