Yesterday, Amazon announced the opening of interactive Amazon Experience Centers, also known as “Alexa-enabled smart homes,” within select Lennar model homes across the United States. Within these Alexa-enabled smart homes, customers can ask Alexa to control the television, lights, thermostat, shades, and more. The model homes will showcase how to reorder household essentials with the Amazon Dash Button, listen or watch Prime content with Fire TV or schedule on-demand home services. The cities where the new Amazon Experience Centers are open include Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC with more coming soon Lennar communities.
Per the Amazon press release customers will be in a real home setting to experience how Alexa, Prime, and Amazon services come together to help them:
- Control smart home devices with just their voice: Customers can experience the simplicity of adjusting the thermostat, seeing who’s at the front door without leaving the couch, and trying routines such as “Alexa, good morning” to have Alexa turn on lights, read the weather, and provide an update on commute times based on traffic.
- Have fun and incorporate entertainment every day: Customers can also see how Prime makes voice-controlled in-home entertainment better by streaming more than two million songs on Prime Music along with Prime Original movies and series – all at no additional cost to your Prime membership.
- Save time by putting their home on auto-pilot: Customers can discover how to schedule auto-deliveries of household essentials, reorder products with the press of a button, and book recurring or on-demand home services through Amazon.
Amazon Experience Center will feature the most current products and experiences set up by Amazon experts. I haven’t heard of Amazon experts before and we are prime member! For those like me who don’t know what an Amazon Expert is they are basically Amazon employees who are specially trained on the latest technology. By utilizing an Amazon expert customers who want to bring the experience to their existing homes can book a one-on-one session.
Customers can visit amazon.com/experience for more information and to find available Alexa-enabled smart homes to tour.