“Alice can now turn on lights, adjust a thermostat, control a TV, or even make coffee,” claims Yandex, which has dealt with such manufacturers such as Philips, Redmond, Samsung and Xiaomi to make their smart home products compatible.
In addition to supporting third-party smart home devices, Yandex is releasing a range of its own gadgets – the ‘Smart Bulb,’ the ‘Smart Plug’ and the ‘Smart Remote Control.’
In November, Yandex launched a Google Home-style smart speaker, dubbed Yandex.Station, also using Alice’s AI capacities.
AI-powered video stream personalization Yandex also announced that its users are now provided with personalized video stream for live and on-demand video on Yandex.Live, the company’s streaming content platform. A new HDMI dongle, dubbed ‘Yandex.Module,’ is also being launched to enable users to stream Yandex.Live to their TV screens.
Yandex.Module is integrated with Alice, thus: ”users can control the media player with their voice via the Yandex Search App, Yandex Browser, Yandex.Station or any other Alice-enabled smart speaker,” as explained by the company.
Through the use of “proven AI technologies,” Yandex users may enjoy a personalized video feed that includes movies, music videos, live sporting events, interviews, and video blogs. They can “refine the recommendations by liking, disliking, or removing certain content from their feed.”