Amazon’s Smart-Home Hub Has Been Here All Along | WIRED

This particular addition, though, seems to have much grander designs than streaming music subscriptions or learning how many runs the Padres gave up. While Apple waits for hardware into which it can funnel its HomeKit ambitions, and Google (despite acquiring smart home heroes Nest and Dropcam) continues to stall out on the Android @Home promises of 2011, Amazon has rightly identified the connected home as an afterthought for most people. Here, buy this stereo, it’s saying. And when you’re ready for a 60w bulb that changes colors on command, we’ll be waiting for you.

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