Now that we know Amazon’s 2nd Gen Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus are available for order in Canada, Alexa-enabled devices from other manufacturers are beginning to appear north of the U.S. border.
First, Toronto-based Ecobee is releasing its Alexa-powered Ecobee4 voice controlled thermostat in Canada. According to Amazon, a number of other devices are on the way, including Ultimate Ears’ (UE) Megablast portable speaker and Chorus’ speakers from Canadian manufacturer Fabriq.
As of right now, these are the only devices currently available in Canada that currently support the Canadian version of Alexa. More devices are set to arrive in the future.
According to a representative from Sonos, Alexa is coming to the Sonos One in the near future. The high-end speaker company sent MobileSyrup the following statement regarding Alexa integration:
“While Alexa has officially launched in Canada, it is going to take some dedicated engineering work and QA testing to bring its support to the Sonos platforms. We are well underway with this are committed to bringing Alexa voice control to Sonos in Canada for early 2018.”
Other Alexa-powered devices include Amazon’s own Echo, the Echo Plus and the Echo Dot.
As more devices are confirmed to support Alexa in Canada, we’ll update this story.