Alexa has now over 30,000 skills and will be available on Windows

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Amazon announced last week that Alexa Voice Service (AVS) built-in is now present in “over 50 products” and “dozens more were announced at CES 2018.” Amazon also revealed that 30,000 skills were created since 2014.

Alexa is now available on smart speakers, soundbars, thermostats, smartphones, home appliances, PCs, TVs, wearables, hearables, in-car accessories, head-unit integrations, light switches, mirrors, smoke detectors, set-top boxes, and more.

See here the new Alexa integrations:

Alexa on PC / Windows

Alexa for PC will bring the cloud-based voice service to PCs with the Windows operating system, and will soon be available on computers from HP, Lenovo, Acer, and ASUS, all powered by Intel technology.

Alexa on Headphones

Jabra, Cleer, and Beyerdynamics all announced new headphones with access to Alexa, helping customers bring everything they love about Alexa on-the-go. Amazon recently introduced the Alexa Mobile Accessories Kit, which makes it easier to build portable Alexa-enabled devices and will be used by companies like Bose, iHome, and Bowers and Wilkins.

Alexa in Soundbard

And Sound United unveiled the first sound bar with Alexa built-in under the Polk brand, elevating home entertainment for customers.

Alexa in the car

Alexa is also coming to the car. At CES, Toyota, Panasonic, Elektrobit, Faurecia, and Byton all announced that they will be building in-car Alexa experiences for customers. These brands join companies like BMW and Ford to bring Alexa to the road. Device makers Garmin and Anker also introduced new Alexa-enabled products that help customers bring Alexa into the vehicle of their choice.

Alexa on TV

At CES 2018, Sony, TiVo, and Hisense unveiled new Alexa smart home skills that enable customers to voice-control the TV experience.

Alexa on Home Appliances

Home appliance makers such as Whirlpool, Delta, LG, and Haier added new skills to help people control all aspects of their home, from TVs and microwaves to air conditioning units and faucets. In all, more than 4,000 smart home devices from over 1,200 brands can be controlled with Alexa.

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