Bosch Home Appliances has rolled out its first phase of Home Connect connected appliance integrations with Amazon’s home automation services, including Alexa and the Amazon Dash Replenishment service.
Currently, the “Home Connect Coffee Machine” Amazon Alexa skill allows Alexa users to control their Bosch Built-in Coffee Machine with voice commands that Alexa relays to the Home Connect remote control app. The Bosch Built-in Home Connect Coffee Machine, demonstrated below with BUILDER Magazine's Lauren Shanesy, allows its users to customize drinks to their liking via the Home Connect app or now via voice command.
Bosch’s Home Connect Dishwashers are also now integrated with Amazon Dash Replacement, which can automatically reorder dishwasher detergent tabs when the dishwasher’s supply runs low. Manual Amazon Dash button reordering is also available, with replacements arriving within days or even hours.
“We’re excited to be working with Bosch Home Appliances to make customers’ homes smarter and more convenient,” said Daniel Rausch, VP Smart Home at Amazon. “Now, connected Bosch dishwashers can reorder detergent tabs before they run out with Dash Replenishment, and brewing a frothy latte is as simple as asking Alexa ‘Ask Home Connect Coffee Machine to make me a latte’. Smart homes should make customers’ lives simpler, and these innovations do just that.”
Upcoming Amazon Home Connect skills will allow Bosch product consumers to operate a variety of Home Connect appliances via voice control, including an upcoming laundry pair, wall oven, and refrigerator.
Bosch home appliances first launched its Home Connect platform and product line in January 2017. Bosch aims to perform even more service provider integrations as Home Connect continues to develop, including connections with Nest and IFTTT (If This Then That).
“We’re excited to offer new connected home appliances that make everyday tasks more convenient,” said Anja Prescher, Director of Brand Marketing at Bosch home appliances. “As a brand that is ‘Invented for Life,’ working with Amazon was a natural fit and an incredible opportunity to deliver on our brand promise of providing simple solutions that add value to everyday life for our consumer.”
Check out our IBS 2017 coverage for more information about Bosch's Home Connect product line and other home automation projects.