Amazon is reportedly launching an Alexa-enabled subwoofer, microwave, and much more

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

Amazon's voice-activated assistant Alexa has a significant presence in consumers' homes, thanks to the robust ecosystem of developers and manufacturers who are incorporating Alexa into their devices.

The breadth of devices in which Alexa can be found has been expanding, be it through third-party devices such as the Sonos Beam soundbar, or Amazon's own Fire TV Cube.

According to a report by CNBC, Amazon may be gearing up to reveal up to eight new Alexa devices before the end of this year.

As well as a microwave and the in-car gadget, the new product line up is thought to include an amplifier, receiver, and subwoofer. The devices are apparently coming before the end of 2018 with an announcement planned for later this month, according to internal documents.

With devices like a microwave, subwoofer, and amplifier on the list of new Alexa-equipped Amazon goods, we're starting to branch further and further away from just smart speakers here and there.

You can already use Alexa on GE's smart microwave, which, sadly, is not called the Funcooker.

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

It reflects Amazon's ambition to make its Alexa voice assistant ubiquitous, especially in areas where people spend most of their time, like the home and vehicle.

Google's $130 (£105) Home speaker is triggered by the phrase "Hey Google" while Amazon's Echo uses "Alexa". Garmin, too, has an Alexa-compatible dash cam that be used in a auto.

It's unclear how commercially successful the new devices will be. Now, the online mega-retailer wants to do the same thing for devices that work with Alexa - and it wants to teach those gadgets some fun new tricks aimed at taking them to the next level. The amplifier, for example, can be used as the central audio panel to control multiple speakers that are set up across the home.

Amazon is also reported to be working on a secretive home robot. A few months ago, it partnered with home builder Lennar to include two Echo speakers in certain new homes and provide visits by Amazon technicians.

Amazon declined to comment to CNBC regarding the report.

Amazon doesn't disclose sales numbers for the Echo, but has previously said "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices sold worldwide.

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