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  • Denon's HEOS-enabled AV receivers and HEOS multi-room products now work with Amazon Alexa

    June 14, 2018 2 min read

    We're excited to announce that we have integrated Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control into our vast range of multi-room audio equipment.

    HEOS users can now control their HEOS products through spoken commands, rather than using the HEOS app on an iOS, Android™ or Amazon Fire™ device.

    Simply ask Alexa and your HEOS system will play tunes from Amazon Music and TuneIn, with more services still to come. Want to move your music to a different room, pause a song or change the volume? Ask Alexa.

    The Denon HEOS wireless multi-room system now comprises the HEOS 1 HS2, HEOS 3 HS2, HEOS 5 HS2 and HEOS 7 HS2 speakers, as well as the HEOS Bar soundbar, HEOS AVR and more.

    The majority of our current range of HEOS-enabled AV receivers will also benefit from this update. Supported models are the AVR-X4300H, AVR-6300H, AVR-X1400H, AVR-2400H, AVR-3400H, AVR-4400H and AVR-6400H.

    "Denon has a 100-year history of performance, innovation and design, we have always been driven to provide the best possible audio experience to our customers-and we're doing that with Amazon Alexa," said Brendon Stead, SVP product development at Denon. "We see the recent shift towards voice as the preferred interface for searching, retrieving, and controlling music as a tremendously compelling arena where we can focus that heritage of technical excellence and innovation to deliver completely new experiences."

    "Amazon shares with Denon a passion for innovation and design," said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. "We are excited to collaborate with them to bring hands-free voice control to premium audio products. HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers will be able to enjoy the convenience of the Alexa voice service plus high-quality home audio-getting us one step closer to our goal of enabling Alexa voice control on every device within customer´s homes."

    The HEOS Home Entertainment Skill is now available to download through the Alexa app for iOS, Android™ or Amazon Fire™ devices. Click here to find out more.