Sony is bringing Alexa support to a few pairs of the company’s most popular noise-canceling wireless headphones. At CES this week Sony Electronics announced Alexa support for the company’s WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling wireless headphones, and two previously released models as well. The WH-1000XM3 are already available right here on Amazon.
With Amazon Alexa functionality built in, Sony’s wireless noise-canceling headphones provide a hands-free, voice-controlled experience. Just tap the button and ask Alexa to play music, change tracks, control smart home devices, search information and more. Using Bluetooth, you can do this at home or on-the-go.
“Sony is always seeking to provide new listening experiences and to enhance the usability and integration of our products into users’ daily lives,” said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. “Adding Alexa support to our noise-canceling wireless headphones makes it easy to find audio content so users spend less time searching for their music and more time enjoying it.”
The Alexa functionality adds to an already long list of features for Sony’s noise-canceling headphones, including premium Hi-Res Audio sound quality, long battery life with quick charging, and lighter and more comfortable design.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Sony on listening experiences that combine high-quality sound with the simplicity of voice control,” said Pete Thompson, vice president of the Alexa Voice Service. “With Alexa built-in, you can easily play music, hear the news, control smart home devices, access tens of thousands of skills, and more.”
As we mentioned earlier, Amazon Alexa will also be available on previous models. Those models are the WH-1000XM2, and Sony’s WI-1000X wireless noise-canceling in-ear headphones. A pretty nice upgrade for anyone that bought the 2017 model.
Delivered via Sony’s Headphones Connect app (version 4.1) and firmware update, Sony customers can access the update featuring the Alexa voice assistant in the first quarter of 2019.
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