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Altice USA Unveils Alexa-Powered Smart Home Speaker

Altice USA has unveiled a new smart home speaker to compliment its Altice One CPE platform.

Altice Amplify combines Devialet-built audio and Amazon Alexa voice technology into a singular device that can play music, and respond to commands to control both the entertainment center and any connected home technology.

Altice Amplify

Altice Amplify

The device includes Speaker Active Matching (SAM) sound processing and Adaptive Volume Control (AVL). The latter automatically adjusts audio levels to match the scene in a video, eliminating the need to manually adjust the volume when he dialog stops and the explosions start.

Altice is selling the device for $399 to its subscribers and $499 to everyone else. Altice USA subscribers can also lease the device for $10 a month along with the Altice One platform.

“Altice Amplify is the next step on our mission to provide consumers with powerful new technologies and experiences that brings their homes to life,” said Hakim Boubazine, co-president and chief operating officer of Altice USA. “Whether it’s streaming music, watching a favorite show or movie, or controlling the smart home, Altice Amplify gives consumers ultimate control over their entertainment and smart home needs.” 

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