Having landed yesterday and explored two Hong Kong electronics shows, it’s clear that Alexa is on the radar of many OEM/ODM speaker companies. These are the companies that feed devices and designs to major brands all over the world.
Six months ago, it took a bit of effort sifting through hundreds of companies to find a few that were working on Alexa Voice Service integration. Now, it’s hard not to stumble over them.
This is a good indicator that voice will likely be a standard feature of many connected speakers over the next year. If the speaker has WiFi, it’ll have voice. And if it has voice in the US, UK, or Germany, that service will likely be Alexa.