Your dreams of controlling your appliances with your voice like Tony Stark have become a reality with the combination of GE Wifi Connect appliances and Amazon Echo.
While the GE Wifi Connect appliances gave users control with the touch of a button through smartphone and tablet technology, this new collaboration introduces the world to Geneva.
Launched in September, Geneva is unique to GE Appliances and specifically designed to work with Alexa. She can control a broad range of kitchen appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, laundry machines and more. It’s as simple as saying, “Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat my oven for turkey,” or “Alexa, tell Geneva to set the timer for 10 minutes.” You can even ask the system to find out how long cycles will take – just say, “Alexa, ask Geneva when the dishwasher will be finished.”
There are limits on what Alexa can tell Geneva to do based on safety concerns. She cannot turn on the burners or light the oven. More features are expected to be added in later months.
The partnership between Amazon and GE Wifi Connect is the most extensive integration of home appliances with Echo to date.
Smart homes may be just over the horizon with GE Wifi Connect’s Geneva and Alexa leading the way!