17 January 2019
Unfortunately, at this year CES show, Sony didn't bring any new series of headphones however the company confirmed the arrival of Alexa support for their Active noise-canceling headphones including WI-1000X, WH-1000XM2, and WH-1000XM3. All three headphones come will be now getting the Alexa support. So far all have Google Assistant support.
The company stated the Alexa support will be rolled out via a software update. After the roll out the users will able to select between Alexa or Google Assistant, however, they can interact with one Assistant at a time.
Unlike the latest Jabra Elite 85h, you will have press button on the headphone to call assistant. You can perform a number of tasks including playing videos, music, accessing other smart products, however, it is necessary that your headphones are connected to either phone or tablet with the internet. The firmware update will be rolled out via Sony's Connect app for headphones. The exact release time is still in the dark but the company confirmed the users will get Alexa access in Q1 2019.
If you already own any one of the aforementioned Sony's headphones, are you excited for the arrival of Alexa support or not? Feel free to share your thoughts with fellow readers in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more CES news.