One can easily control these Voltas Smart ACs using Alexa-enabled devices as well as the Alexa app for iOS and Android smartphones
Voltas, from the house of Tata, have announced the launch of smart ACs that can be controlled using simple voice commands given over Amazon Alexa. This new Amazon Alexa controlled smart ACs range includes Voltas Inverter Split AC and Voltas Split AC, and will be available exclusively on Amazon starting today.
Mr. Pradeep Bakshi, managing director & CEO, Voltas Limited said, “Voltas has always been at the forefront of innovation & launching new technologies in the AC industry. Be it the launch of wi-fi enabled ACs or the window inverter ACs, Voltas has always kept its promise of delighting the 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”.
How smart are these ACs?
Consumers can control these Voltas smart ACs using Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, Amazon Echo smart speakers as well as the Alexa app for android and iOS platforms. Once enabled, customers will have to ask Alexa app to discover new devices to get started. These smart ACs will allow customers hands free operation to switch their AC on and off by simply saying “Alexa, turn on the AC”. Customers will also be able to set AC temperature over simple voice commands.
Mr. Dilip R.S., 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 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”.
Voltas has also equipped these smart range of ACs to be controlled over the Voltas Smart AC app that users can download over iOS and android stores. The smartphone app will allow users to change AC modes, switch on the timer function, and set the fan speed based as well.
Pricing and availability
Exclusively available on Amazon India, the Amazon Alexa Voltas 1.4 Ton 3 Star Inverter Wi-Fi Split AC is currently priced at Rs 34,999, while the Amazon Alexa Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star(2018) Wi-Fi Split AC is retailing for Rs 30,999.