Verizon’s smart displays include LTE to prevent Fios from being interrupted


As expected, Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) is developing Alexa-based devices.Following FCC Witnesses in June, The operator today announced the Verizon Smart Display at Amazon’s Alexa Live event, confirming in the process that the device will respond to both “Alexa” and “Hi, Verizon” wake-up words.

In addition to an 8-inch 1,280 x 800 display, 4GB of memory, 16GB of internal storage space and a privacy shutter, the device also has 4G LTE connectivity, Verizon said The internet It will be used to provide troubleshooting support to customers during service interruptions and setup periods. You will use the “Hi, Verizon” wake word to access this feature. The same customization assistant will also answer questions about recent bills and carrier Fios services.

On the other hand, Alexa will handle almost everything else. The operator said that the device will support a variety of music and video streaming services.The smart display is one of the first smart home devices launched by Amazon Alexa custom assistant program. Verizon will conduct beta testing of smart displays with a select group of Fios customers this fall, and there will be more usability sometime next year.

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