CES 2022: announcements Amazon Echo et Alexa

Amazon Admittedly not directly attending CES 2022 this year, but the company founded by Jeff Bezos still took advantage of the biggest Tech event of the year to do some important announcements on Alexa and its devices Amazon Echo. Updates to its technologies that will allow a number of manufacturers in the world of the connected home to make their devices work more easily. Here is a summary of the main announcements.

Threw out & Alexa : Matter at the heart of theAmazon

On the sidelines of CES 2022, Amazon renews its wish to deploy Matter as soon as possible on most of its devices such as Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Studio and Echo Show, but also announces its intention to go further by joining the working group Thread. Now a member of the board of directors, the company announces at the same time that its Amazon Echo 4 will be a Border Router Thread starting this year.

Matter: Amazon Echo and eero will support Thread

But what is it, then? A Border Router is a device capable of connecting a Thread network to other IP networks such as Wi-Fi. In other words, Echo 4 will allow a Thread Mesh Network (SRP) to be connected to the home network and therefore to the Internet, while remaining a Matter compatible ZigBee hub.

« Amazon Echo will take care of everything, it's that easy! "

If this may seem a bit complicated at first, the goal is on the contrary to simplify the connected home for users who will no longer have to wonder whether or not they have a Matter gateway, a Thread router, a ZigBee bridge, a BLE hub or a compatible gateway ... Amazon Echo will take care of everything, it's that easy!

In short, you will understand, this is therefore an important announcement that testifies to the great involvement ofAmazon in this formidable shift towards the interoperability of home automation systems that should constitute Matter in 2022.

Matter, what is it?

The application Alexa for all Matter devices

Alexa is not left out and will allow all users of Matter devices to use its application for very simply configure. An experience that the e-commerce giant promises to be “frustration-free”.

“Customers will be able to purchase a Matter device and easily configure and control it with a Amazon Echo existing. These improvements are part of the continued support forAmazon for Matter as a unified connectivity standard adopted by leading brands and designed for the future with privacy and interoperability in mind. " specifies the company's press release.

But what will become of our home automation tutorials? 😅 Well, we want them just as much as you do that they are part of history and things just got easier!

Amazon signs a partnership with Stellantis

It is a historic agreement for the automotive sector that Stellantis and Amazon have just unveiled at CES 2022. The two multinationals have in fact agreed to join forces in order to offer the car of tomorrow. A car connected to Alexa which intends to compete with Tesla thanks to a voice-activated virtual cockpit which will equip the 14 brands of the group.

Born from the merger between the French PSA and the Italian Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the multinational Stellantis owns Peugeot, Citroën and DS, Opel, Fiat, Jeep, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ram and Vauxhall, as well as the prestigious Abarth and Maserati. Well-known brands which will therefore offer Alexa as voice assistant and will rely on the cloud infrastructure ofAmazon Web Services (AWS), the world leader in the sector.

For its part, the e-commerce giant will make the group its main supplier of low-emission delivery vehicles, Amazon even becoming the first business customer of the new Ram ProMaster Battery Electric (BEV) for its last mile delivery business.

A historic partnership for the car connected to Alexa

Fire TV comes to our cars

In 2021, Amazon Fire TV has reached a major milestone with more than 150 million Fire TV devices sold across the world, becoming one of the most popular streaming systems among consumers. On the occasion of CES, the Seattle giant unveiled the first images of his new experience Fire TV for the car.

Fire TV is installed in our cars

Ring Introduces New Glass Break Detector

It is clearly not the innovation of the year, let alone that of the century, but we noted with interest the announcement of the security subsidiary ofAmazon which took advantage of CES 2022 to lift the veil on its Ring Alarm Glass Break Sensor. Intended for use with Ring AlarmThis glass break detector provides an additional level of security for users of the alarm connected to Alexa.

Ring launches glass break detector

« Alexa, transport me to the moon "

In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Amazon announced his intention to send Alexa on the moon as part of the mission NASA Artemis I. The first trip in a series of manned flights to explore our natural satellite with a new eye, more than 50 years after the last Apollo mission.

The voice assistant will therefore embark on the next mission within the Callisto experience, a demonstration of technology integrated into NASA's Orion spacecraft that will allow us to measure how voice technology and artificial intelligence can help astronauts during missions. spaces of the future.

To make sure you don't miss any of the next steps in the mission, just say « Alexa, transport me to the moon ".

Alexa set sail for the moon!
Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.