Amazon could drop 8 new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

The info they've reviewed shows a list of devices that includes a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget.

Amazon's voice-activated assistant Alexa has a significant presence in consumers' homes, thanks to the robust ecosystem of developers and manufacturers who are incorporating Alexa into their devices. At the lowest end of the line is Amazon Echo Dot, a small Alexa-enabled speaker, without comprising on features seen in pricier counterparts. CNBC's report claims that an internal Amazon document points at the online retailer revealing some or all of these devices at an event scheduled for later this month. This also expands Amazon's drive to make its Alexa voice technology widespread, especially in areas where people spend most of their time: at home and in a vehicle.

All of the rumored devices would have Alexa built in, or have easy access to the virtual assistant (likely over an Internet connection).

Amazon isn't the only company trying to spread its digital assistant. Amazon reportedly has a minimum of 8 Alexa-based hardware devices in the pipeline, all of them now unannounced, that will potentially be available to purchase for the holidays.

Worth noting is the milestone this set of new products represents for Amazon, which would as a result be moving into the home appliance market for the first time. Sonos has subwoofers and amplifiers that work with Alexa, while GE's microwaves support the assistant.

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Amazon is also reported to be working on a secretive home robot.

Each one of these new products could open up fresh revenue streams for Amazon.

Amazon declined to comment to CNBC regarding the report. This is Amazon preparing to push into all of your home electronics and appliances. Higher-end models provide further flexibility to explore Amazon's offerings beyond Xbox, but as always, these come at a premium.

"We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are", Bezos said in a statement in July.

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