Amazon Has Reportedly Gained Edge Over Apple in Deals With Smart Home Builders

Homesmart comment: interestingly one of the reasons given for US home builders choosing Alexa over Apple is the Amazon service team making sure that the installation is well set up.  This ties in with HomeSmart’s SHaaS (Smart Home as a Service) approach which focuses on service – making sure your smart home technology adds to your peace of mind rather than causing any headaches.

Amazon appears to gaining an edge over Apple in deals with smart home builders, according to The Information . The paywalled report claims that an increasing number of home builders have agreed to partnerships with Amazon to build homes with preinstalled Alexa-enabled accessories, rather than HomeKit-based products from Apple. […]

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