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The NextMarket Report — Control Interface

Amazon Echo Becoming App Platform With SDK

Mike Wolf Amazon Control Interface Echo smart home

I’ve been writing about Amazon’s smart home aspirations for the past year, and while the Fire TV was my initial favorite for a smart home control interface, this past week’s news of an SDK for the Amazon Echo has pushed the music streamer to the top of my list as Amazon’s entry point into the smart home. Not that my original expectations that the FireTV as smart home controller were wrong, mind you, since sources within Amazon and would-be partners told me Bezos himself decided to pull back on the smart home capabilities of the first-gen Fire TV. And now, while...

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