October 09, 2018
Voltas launches Amazon Alexa compatible air conditioners
The Amazon exclusive new range of smart ACs will be voice and Wi-Fi controlled
Mumbai: Voltas, India’s No1 AC brand, from the house of Tatas, announced today the launch of smart ACs that can be controlled using simple voice commands from Amazon Alexa. Adding to the excitement around the upcoming festive season, this new range, including the Voltas inverter split AC and Voltas split AC, is available exclusively on Amazon (www.amazon.in) starting today.
These smart ACs from Voltas can be controlled using Amazon Echo smart speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices such as Harman Kardon Allure, as well as the Alexa app for iOS and Android smartphones. Customers can enable their Voltas smart ACs from the Alexa app and just ask Alexa to discover new devices to get started. They will be able to turn their AC on and off and change the temperature, hands-free, by simply saying “Alexa, turn on the AC” or “Alexa, set AC to 23 degrees”.
In addition, the AC can also be controlled through the Voltas smart AC app for smartphones over a Wi-Fi connection. Using the app, customers can access a host of other features such as changing modes based on weather conditions, switching on the timer function and setting the fan speed based on comfort level.
Commenting on the launch, Pradeep Bakshi, managing director and CEO, Voltas, said, “Voltas has always been at the forefront of innovation and launching new technologies in the AC industry. Be it the launch of Wi-Fi-enabled ACs or window inverter ACs, Voltas has always kept its promise of delighting customers. Consumers are increasingly looking for smart features facilitating convenience, and our partnership with Amazon (Alexa) is a step in this direction. The launch of India’s first voice-controlled AC is a unique development and a first for the Indian AC industry.”
Dilip RS, country manager for Alexa Skills, Amazon India, said, “We believe smart home and Alexa is the future of how you interact and control your devices in your home. With the introduction of smart ACs by Voltas and hands-free voice control with Alexa, customers can experience that a smart home is not as complicated as many people once thought. We encourage more users to give this a try and experience the magic of voice control.”
Suchit Subhas, category leader, appliances, Amazon India, said, “With festive preparations gaining momentum across the country, we are excited to launch smart ACs by Voltas exclusively on Amazon.in. Customers can enjoy a smarter lifestyle with the voice and Wi-Fi enabled ACs that can be seamlessly controlled using Alexa-enabled devices. With fast and reliable delivery and hassle-free installation, we are committed to making every celebration special for our customers.”