Amazon Alexa Coming To Hisense’s Newest 4K TVs At CES 2018
Stephan Jukic – January 6, 2018
One of the major trends we’re likely going to be seeing in 2018 for consumer electronics and home entertainment technology in particular is probably voice assistant implementation in a wider range of devices. This has been noted for a number of new devices that are slated for this year and now it’s also coming to Hisense’s newest televisions as a further example of this tech tendency.
With this move Hisense will join LG and others who are doing the same thing and specifically, while the company hasn’t said a great deal about the TVs they will be unveiling, we do know of at least one specific model, their 100 inch laser 4K TV, that will be getting integrated voice assistant through Amazon’s Alexa system.
We’ll be able to report more on the new Hisense televisions and whatever voice recognition (and other) technologies they get as CES 2018 kicks off in a couple of days but for now we can at least state that the company itself has noted that it’s making “significant investments” in voice control for their remote control, mobile app controls and other gear with Alexa such as an air conditioner and dehumidifier from their non- TV product lines. In other words, AI assistants such as Alexa are going to be a major part of many home electronics at CES and into 2018, not just in 4K UHD TVs, even though these devices show the most impact from the technology.
Earlier this week, LG also indicated that it would be implementing AI voice operation in some of its 2018 4K HDR OLED and other TVs. In LG’s case the technology is to be delivered via Google Voice Assistant but the operating principles behind this version are very similar to those of what Amazon delivers with Alexa.
We’ll report further on these issues as CES kicks off and the whole pile of expected gadgets get unveiled along with their respective technologies.