21 September 2018
Sony, a company known worldwide for its outstanding products has just made a huge announcement at IFA 2018. The company has decided to take things a little further by adding Amazon Alexa support to quite a number of its audio devices. This means that you will now be able to use the popular voice assistant to control your Sony soundbar and numerous Sony wireless headphones. The amazing part about this is that all you need to use is your voice to play music or even control playlists.
The Sony devices will require a firmware update to support Amazon Alexa. When it comes to the company’s soundbars, the HT-ZF9 Soundbar makes the cut. The firmware update will allow you to pair your Sony soundbar with your Amazon Echo devices. The good thing with regard to Sony’s wireless headphones is that numerous ones will be supported for Alexa voice activation and functionality once the update hits.
Here’s what Richard Palk, Head of Video & Sound Product Marketing and Product Planning in Sony Europe, said:
This is a great example of Sony’s commitment to delivering a wide range of innovative benefits to our customers…Adding Alexa support to our critically-acclaimed wireless headphones, means we can enhance the experience of consumers by letting them using voice to control the music they listen to. Likewise with soundbar in a home environment, we will offer an additional way to interact with your favourite home entertainment products - while retaining the exceptional sound quality offered by Sony.