Siemens and Home Connect Integrate Amazon Alexa

Voice-control technology and automatic replenishment offers a new dimension to connected appliances, enabling consumers to free more time to do the things they enjoy doing in life.

  • Never run out of detergent again with Amazon Dash Replenishment which arranges automatic reordering of dishwasher tabs for Siemens’ dishwashers when you are getting low
  • Operate the Siemens Home Connect washing machine, oven and dishwasher via voice control through Amazon Alexa

Siemens Home Appliances is excited to announce two new product integrations within the Home Connect range in partnership with Amazon.

Launching this month, the introduction of the Amazon Dash Replenishment functionality in conjunction with the Siemens dishwasher tab counter feature make the last-minute trip to the shops a thing of the past. Instead, simply activate Dash Replenishment when setting up your dishwasher in the Home Connect app and automatically order your choice of replacement dishwasher detergent tablets via your Amazon account. Customers can cancel the order directly on their Amazon account within 24 hours of receiving the order confirmation. And that’s it, you will never run out of dishwasher tablets when you most need them.

Not only can you now order your dishwasher tabs via Amazon, more Siemens connected appliances can now be controlled via voice control. Providing you with innovative, state-of-the-art technology that will help save you time in day-to-day life, revolutionalising household tasks to become easy and intuitive to fit around your busy life.

Amazon Alexa, an intelligent voice service that, with the Home Connect platform, can control Siemens appliances. Arriving home from work and want to start the dinner? Just call out to your oven and ask it to pre-heat; similarly start your washing machine or check the process of the dishwashing cycle by voice command only.

Gaelle Thibaud, Siemens Group Marketing Manager, said: “Working with Amazon allows us to further enrich consumers’ lives with the exciting possibilities that technology has to offer. We can see the connected home growing at an exceptional rate over the coming years and this partnership allows us to help the future move in. It is an incredible opportunity for both Siemens and Amazon to deliver new initiatives for the smart home of the future.”

James Kington, BSH Group Ecommerce & Innovations Manager eBusiness, comments: “Voice control is a hugely exciting topic with more and more integration in the kitchen, where the need for hands free control is a huge benefit, as the big players like Amazon and Google expand the technology on their products for example Amazon Alexa and Google Home.”

Spokesman for Amazon, said: “Working with Siemens Home Appliances allows us to enable customers to fit their chores around them and free up time to enjoy the things they like doing. Smart homes and appliances are here to empower customers to make the most of their lives, and these innovations do just that.”

Home Connect is a multi-brand platform consisting of Wi-Fi enabled products that can be controlled remotely from in and out of the home. The 2017 Siemens range of smart appliances with Home Connect includes: built-in coffee machines, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, ovens and cooling appliances, cooker hoods and from autumn 2017 induction hobs.

The free Home Connect app is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.