Cable Provider Altice Launches Alexa-enabled Smart Speaker

Posted: Aug 7 2019, 7:59am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Cable provider Altice launches high-end Alexa-enabled smart speaker
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The device will be exclusively available on Amazon.com and Altice’s Optimum and Suddenlink retail stores.

American broadband and video service provider Altice USA has forayed into the growing market of smart speakers with the launch of its new intelligent speaker, called Altice Amplify, that was developed in partnership with audio expert Devialet.

The speaker is Altice’s solution to providing quality audio when customers watch a movie, listen to songs or for any activity that is best experienced with full and clear sound quality that is similar to other Devialet audio devices.

The partnership with Devialet allowed Altice’s own speakers to use Devialet’s patented sound technologies like the Space sound processing, which helps deliver rich and balanced sound with room-wide diffusion; the Speaker Active Matching technology that reduces latency and distortion; and the Adaptive Volume Level that instantly detects and adjusts the volume without having to press the speaker’s buttons.

Apart from being just a regular speaker, Altice said Altice Amplify will support Amazon Alexa to allow customers to control the device by voice, just like any other Alexa-integrated smart speaker from Amazon.

Users can connect their Altice Amplify speakers — as soon as they roll out — to all TV systems so they will no longer have to reach for their remote controls whenever they want to switch channels. With Altice Amplify’s hands-free capability, users can ask Alexa to change the channel for them or to lower the volume.

Apart from its performance, the speaker is also designed with two long stroke Diamond woofers, also by Devialet, that cancels vibrations and delivers beat-pumping bass.

Altice Amplify will exclusively be available for purchase on Amazon.com and at Altice’s Optimum and Suddenlink retail stores for a suggested retail price of $399 for Optimum and Suddenlink customers and $499 for noncustomers. The price is significantly lower than Devialet's existing high-end speakers that are worth thousands of dollars.

Altice also plans to make the device available to Altice One customers for $10 per month.

“Altice Amplify brings audio back to the forefront of consumers’ living rooms, taking entertainment to new auditory heights with unparalleled sound while providing simple and seamless control of the connected home,” Altice USA Co-President and Chief Operating Officer Hakim Boubazine said.

Stay tuned to I4U News to find out when the speakers will roll out on Amazon.com and on Altice’s own retail outlets.

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