Customers can already use Alexa to control the June Oven with their voice.
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If you own a smart microwave or oven, you might soon be able to control it with Alexa.
In a Thursday post on the Alexa Blog, Amazon's Mike Mass introduced new tools that will let manufacturers add Alexa support to their cloud-connected microwaves.
Amazon confirmed the feature had gone live in the USA, with other countries to follow shortly. Up until now companies had to create custom skills for Alexa to command their appliances.
"Customers are increasingly using voice user interfaces as a hands-free way to manage their lives, and hands-free control is especially valuable when cooking", Mass wrote to developers. Whirlpool has developed an Alexa skill for its line of connected microwaves, which will allow users to "configure, start and operate" their devices entirely hands-free.
Now Amazon is making strides to expand that trend beyond lights, door locks and televisions, and into the kitchen. In addition, you could ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
GE Appliances, LG, Samsung, and Kenmore also plan to add Alexa support for their ovens, as well as other appliances, at some point in the future.
The biggest limitation here is on the appliance side: even if you have a smart microwave or a smart oven - and most people don't - it also needs to be updated to support this feature.
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