TCL Integrates Xess with Amazon Alexa

TCL, a consumer electronics company, has released the next generation of Xess now with Amazon Alexa.

Thanks to new functionality of the Alexa voice service paired with the Xess's hardware features, TCL is now able to offer a complete mobile home hub that owners can use to control thermostats, lights, garage doors, sprinklers, and more. This is in addition to other Alexa capabilities and skills like creating shopping lists or catching up on the latest news and weather thanks to thousands of instant hands-free voice commands. 

"With the TCL Xess integrated with Alexa, we're bringing even greater experience-driven value to our customers; offering a home hub that delivers functionality and connectivity that are unmatched in the marketplace," said Steve Cistulli, president and general manager for TCL North America.

"We're thrilled to work with TCL to bring Xess with Alexa to customers," said Aaron Brown, director of Amazon Alexa, in a statement. "Now TCL customers can turn on and off their lights, get the weather, listen to audiobooks and more—just by using their voice. We can't wait for customers to try it out."

The Alexa voice service integration also enables Xess to share the latest traffic, weather, news, sports scores and schedules, information, and more. Plus, Alexa can connect to smart home devices like WeMo, Philips Hue, Nest, and more so customers can control their homes by just asking Alexa.

To enhance the functionality of the Xess device, it is being packaged with an IP camera, bringing in-home monitoring to any room in the house, perfect for keeping an eye on the nursery, playroom or living room from wherever Xess is setup. More than just a home hub, it also packs entertainment for the whole family, with access to streaming content from an expansive library of popular apps, as well as dual 3.6-watt JBL speakers for a loud, immersive audio experience.

It is also pre-loaded with Kitchen Stories, providing access to meal recipes and cooking how-to videos. And now with the addition of Alexa, the device combines culinary technology with the ease of hands-free voice control in the kitchen. This enables users to find new recipes on the device, retrieve measurement conversions, shop for ingredients, and more with just the sound of one's voice.

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