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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Best Buy Partners with Amazon, Google for Smart Home

Happened into Best Buy recently, for the first time in over a year,  and saw this.  Well done. Could have used some better live help provided with the display.  Some tech help is still needed. Mapping out the customer experience by interest could take this further.   Examples might be Music, Home efficiency,  Purchasing,  Video Entertainment, Communications .....     But still impressive as done already.  I have now had Echo and GHome in place, in test since their availability.   Covered often in this blog.

Consumer electronics giant partners with Amazon, Google   by Marianne Wilson

Best Buy is looking to grab share in one of the hottest categories of the "smart" home market: voice-activated devices.

The retailer is adding Amazon Alexa and Google Home "experiences" to about 700 Best Buy stores nationwide. The new interactive displays will start arriving in stores in July, with the rollout complete by the end of the year.  In addition, there will be an enhanced online presence for the devices on Best Buy's e-commerce site.

 Located near the smart home department, the new in-store displays will feature the latest voice assistants, including Amazon Echo Show and Google Home, along with the ever-growing number of products that interact with them, such as Nest thermostats and Philips Hue lighting ... " 

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