GE Appliances’ connected window air conditioners now integrate with
Amazon Alexa for voice-activation capabilities
Geneva, the GE Appliances’ Alexa skill, includes new features to
enhance the user experience
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imagine you’re already comfortable in bed, unwinding from a long day of
enjoying the weather, when you realize it’s just a little too warm.
Rather than stumbling to find your glasses in the dark and sleepwalking
across the room to turn on your window air conditioner or find its
remote, GE Appliances makes it possible to make it cooler with just the
sound of your voice. Adding to its ever-expanding offering of
voice-activated home appliances, GE Appliances’ connected
window air conditioners are now integrated with Amazon Alexa.
Using the Alexa skill developed by GE Appliances, Geneva, Alexa device
owners can use and control their window air conditioners by simply
saying, “Alexa, tell Geneva to turn on the air conditioner.” A few other
- “Alexa, ask Geneva for air conditioner status.”
- “Alexa, tell Geneva to turn the air conditioner to 70.”
- “Alexa, tell Geneva to set the fan to high.”
“Alexa, tell Geneva to set my air conditioner to energy saver.”
“Consumers today want easier and more convenient ways to control their
appliances, and window air conditioners are no exception,” said Mark
Evans, product manager, air products. “Now that our connected window air
conditioners integrate with Alexa, it’s easier than ever to turn on your
air conditioner, adjust the cooling temperature, and more.”
Geneva Gets Greater
In addition to including window air conditioners in its offering of
voice-activated appliances, GE Appliances has also made some updates to
its Geneva Alexa skill to enhance the user experience.
Status updates: Need a reminder of which appliances are running? If
you enable Geneva and have an appliance running, Alexa will give you
the active status of any connected appliances in use.
Multiple appliance integrations: Up until now, owners could only use
the Geneva skill with one of each type of appliance. For example, if
an owner has two connected window air conditioners, only one of those
sets could be connected to the Geneva skill. Now, owners can use as
many of the same appliances as they want with the Geneva skill.
Dash of personality: Now, the Geneva skill has Alexa speak to the
owner with more personality, making her sound like a part of the
GE Appliances, a Haier company, a leader in Wi-Fi-connected appliance
technology, makes owners’ lives easier while improving their daily
routines. With its connected suite of GE Appliances and Monogram-branded
appliances, owners can monitor and maintain their home from virtually
anywhere. From the kitchen to the laundry room, connected products work
with Amazon Alexa, Dash Replenishment, Nest Labs and IFTTT—allowing
owners to stay on top of their appliances from near or far using their
voice or a mobile device. Connected appliances also are updated remotely
with new capabilities and can assess their own performance, allowing for
unparalleled service. To learn more, visit http://www.geappliances.com/ge/connected-appliances/.
About GE Appliances
GE Appliances, a Haier company, makes moments that matter for our owners
through our passion for making great appliances and providing
unparalleled services. Owners have more choices than ever before under
the Hotpoint, GE®, Haier, GE Café™, GE Profile™ and Monogram®
brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products,
dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems
and water heaters. For more information visit www.geappliances.com/our-company.
Kim Freeman, 502-452-7819