CES 2020 Highlights: New Alexa Experiences from Developers and Device Makers
Jennifer King Jan 15, 2020
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CES is officially a wrap for 2020. Throughout the event, Amazon announced dozens of new features and experiences for customers, and we joined dozens of our partners in showcasing new Alexa products and integrations. Customers worldwide have now purchased hundreds of millions of Alexa devices, and it's these innovations from developers and device makers fueling Alexa's growth.

Many new Alexa products from developers and device makers were announced at the four-day event, offering a variety of new voice-driven experiences for customers. Tens of thousands of attendees visited Amazon’s three public exhibits, where they interacted with technologies that show how Alexa makes life easier when you’re at home, at work, and on the go.

As witnessed at CES 2020, Amazon is already busy supporting the next generation of voice experiences, enabling companies from around the world to integrate Alexa into their products. Here’s a look at the new Alexa innovations from developers and device makers that debuted at CES this year.

Alexa in the Smart Home

Smart home device makers introduced many new products with Alexa to make every day easier at home – ranging from cooking appliances and shower heads to routers and security devices.

  • GE announced that C by GE Hubless, three-Wire Smart Switch, and two Hubless Dimmer models will now integrate with Alexa for voice control.
  • Moen announced next-generation, Wi-Fi/cloud-based digital shower and faucet that offer mobile connectivity with Alexa integration.
  • Abode announced new smart video cameras with live video stream support on Echo Show.
  • Kwikset introduced Halo Touch Wi-Fi Smart Lock, which features voice assistant integration with Alexa through voice commands.
  • Kohler unveiled a new Kohler Moxie showerhead and wireless speaker which includes Alexa Built-in.
  • Weber announced that Connect Smart Grill will continue to evolve and offer new functionality and features, including a planned Alexa integration in 2020.
  • Sengled unveiled a new range of smart light bulbs and features including a new Smart LED Edison Filament Bulb, supported by Alexa.
  • Schneider Electric announces Square D Connected Home, comprised of devices and applications to help homeowners consolidate the connected home, now supported by Alexa. 
  • LG announced LG ThinQ front-load washing machine, which can connect with Alexa to provide notifications when the laundry detergent is running low, and customers can enable Amazon Dash Replenishment via the app to automatically reorder pre-selected supplies such as detergent and fabric softener to be delivered right to their door.
  • Panasonic introduced HomeHawk FLOOR, a new floor lamp with a camera system that blends into any decor for smart, discreet and reliable home monitoring, now compatible with Alexa.
  • Orbit introduced B-hyve XR Smart Sprinkler Timer, which allows users to manage their devices using Alexa.
  • VIZIO unveiled All-New VIZIO Voice Remote with Alexa integration.
  • Klipsch unveiled a new sound bar with Alexa Built-in.
  • D-Link has announced new routers, including the new Smart AX5400 Mesh WiFi 6 Router, which features Amazon Alexa.
  • POW Audio debuts Biz And Una Ultra speakers with Alexa integration.
  • Toshiba announced the Toshiba smart microwave oven, which can be paired with Alexa for the ultimate in convenience and hands-free navigation.
  • TP-Link announced Deco Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, which integrates Alexa so customers can quickly and easily control guest Wi-Fi networks through voice control.
  • ViewSonic Corp debuted a line of portable and 4K projectors with Alexa voice control.
  • Tineco unveiled an upgraded PURE ONE S12 V featuring integration with Alexa.
  • RoomMe announced new sensors that are compatible with Alexa.
  • CookingPal announced Julia, a new do-it-all countertop chef, which now works with Alexa.
  • LifeShield/ADT announced three new security devices in the “Blue by ADT” lineup: An indoor camera, an outdoor camera, and a doorbell camera with Alexa integration.
  • Swann announced three new products: Swann Wire-Free Security Camera, Swann Wire-Free Video Doorbell and Chime and Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera, all fully integrated with Alexa.
  • Sharp Electronics unveiled its Alexa-enabled IoT Microwave Drawer Oven with Sharp Kitchen App & Easy Wave Open.
  • InFocus launched a new line of Alexa-enabled, frameless-designed Infinity 4K Smart TV.
  • ARRIS expanded its Wi-Fi 6 Tri-band mesh portfolio with new SURFboard mAX System. Using Alexa, customers can manage their SURFboard mAX system’s guest Wi-Fi, pause and unpause Wi-Fi access, and schedule specific WiFi access times.
  • Ossia unveiled Cota HOME, a 30-by-30 centimeter transmitter that can power multiple devices, which can be integrated with Alexa.
  • OneLife launched PureOne, a sustainable home and office air purifier, which can be controlled and get air quality updates from Alexa.
  • Lutron announced two new accessories to its Caseta line of light bulbs and switches, both of which are Alexa enabled.
  • Belkin announced a new crock pot, which can be controlled with Alexa.
  • August introduced a new 4th generation Wi-Fi smart lock, which will integrate with Alexa.
  • The Genie Company launched new wall mount garage door openers compatible with Alexa.
  • Leroy Merlin announced Enki Smart Display, a connected screen control center with Alexa voice integration.
  • Chamberlain announced a smart garage door opener with 3,100 lumen LEDs with Alexa capabilities.
  • Eufy announced the RoboVac G30 Edge with Smart Dynamic Navigation, an Optical Flow sensor to help it clean efficiently and 2000Pa suction.
  • Coway launched the Coway Bidetmega 400 and announced further integration with Alexa. Select Coway models can now enable notifications from Alexa when it's time to replace their Coway air purifier's filters and integrate with Amazon Dash Replenishment through Alexa.
  • RB announced four new products, all with Amazon Dash Replenishment capabilities: Enfamil Infant Formula, Finish Dishwasher Tablets, SmartCap for Vitamins, Supplements and Medicine Bottles, and Air Wick Essential Mist Bluetooth. 

Alexa On the Go

Device makers and automakers introduced new Alexa products and integrations to make Alexa more useful, more delightful, and more accessible to customers wherever they go.

  • Lamborghini is bringing Alexa to its Huracan Evo range starting in 2020.
  • Rivian will integrate Alexa into its first two all-electric vehicles, the R1S and R1T, as well as its upcoming fleet of 100,000 all-electric Amazon delivery vans.
  • Navigation providers like BOSCH, HERE, MELCO, Telenav and TomTom will make it even easier for automakers to add voice-first navigation experiences to upcoming vehicles.
  • JBL announced CLUB Headphones Series and Expands True Wireless Headphone Line-up, all with Alexa integrations.
  • Pioneer debuted a range of NsEX in-dash receivers with Alexa Built-in.
  • Royole announced Mirage Smart Speaker, which ensures access to Alexa’s full functionalities.
  • Safe-tec showcased a cycling helmet with Alexa Built-in, also equipped with headphones and dual microphones.
  • Aipower unveiled its Alexa-enabled Wearbuds Pro and updated Wristband-housed True Wireless Earbuds.
  • Jarvish announced a new smart motorcycle helmet with a Built-in 2K HD action camera, a sensor that detects whether the helmet is being worn, and Alexa voice capabilities.
  • Panasonic announced RZ-S500W noise-cancelling Earbuds that supports Alexa. 

Alexa for Entertainment, Work, and More

Device makers are using Alexa to help customers connect to endless entertainment and increase productivity both at work and the home office.

  • Sony announced its 48-inch Master Series A9S TV, the company’s smallest 4K OLED ever. The TV features connectivity with Alexa devices.
  • Sony Electronics announced a new line of smart speakers with Alexa capabilities.
  • LG unveiled eight TVs with new 77- and 65-inch class models, which will all have Alexa and Alexa Premium Far-Field Voice compatibility in the future.
  • Samsung released a new range of Alexa-compatible soundbars, with unique features for gaming integration and TV compatibility. Samsung also announced select 2020 smart TVs, including QLED 8K models, will feature Alexa Built-in.  
  • Lenovo announced a new Yoga Creator 7 PC with Alexa Built-in, with features including the ability to broadcast announcements throughout the home, and a new Smart Light accessory to demonstrate when Alexa is listening.
  • Hisense announced its new 4K HDR LED model with Alexa Built-in.
  • Citizen released a new Alexa smart speaker with an analog clock.
  • Panasonic announced HZ2000, a new TV featuring a custom-made Master HDR OLED Professional Edition Panel, compatible with Alexa, allowing users to operate some key TV functions, just using their voice.
  • Philips launched Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box with Built-in Alexa capabilities to control lights in your home.
  • Skyworth announced that Alexa is now built into its Far-Field TV platform.
  • Procter & Gamble announced the Oral-B Guide tooth-brushing system with a Wi-Fi-enabled base that provides real-time feedback to your mobile device while you brush and voice control with Alexa Built-in. 

Build with Alexa

With the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), you can build natural voice experiences that offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day. Companies are integrating Alexa into their products to create engaging voice experiences for customers. Create devices with Alexa Built-in and join the growing family of Alexa devices.