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You can now control your GE large appliances with Amazon AlexaGE Appliances and Amazon announced Tuesday the release of Geneva, an Alexa skill that lets you give voice commands to Wi-Fi enabled GE products including ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers.
I'm not gonna lie. I've talked to my appliances before. But we're here today at a GE Kitchen to find out what happens when your appliances actually listen to you. Alexa, tell Geneva to set the oven for 350 degrees. I have set your oven to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit Amazon and GE have created a new [INAUDIBLE] called Geneva, which lets you control GE connected appliances using Amazon Alexa. With this With this skill set you can ask Amazon Alexa through an Amazon device like an Echo or a Cap, to ask Geneva to do things like preheat your oven or get the oven ready for cookies. Or even prepare coffee On your Keurig Connected GE refrigerator. Now if you already have GE Connected appliances and an Amazon Alexa device like an Echo, you can go ahead and get started with Geneva today. All you have to do is go to the Amazon Skill store and enable the Geneva Skills set. This skills set is very promising for the future of the smart kitchen. One thing we've really wanted to see here at CNet appliances and with the CNet smart home is more voice control. So it has Amazon Alexa being able to help out with that is really huge, especially when you consider all the things Amazon Alexa can already do. We're excited to see where this partnership leads, especially if other brands get involved. [SOUND]