The Amazon Echo Prepares To Invade Las Vegas

By Michael Augustin , Updated Dec 16, 2016 02:30 AM EST
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The Amazon Echo Prepares To Invade Las Vegas
Steve Wynn has announced that they are installing the Amazon Echo in all of their hotel rooms.
(Photo: Wynn Las Vegas/YouTube)

The popularity of the Amazon Echo appears to be growing exponentially. The digital assistant has already been welcomed by consumers into their homes. People looking to upgrade their homes to be smart ready have integrated the Echo with most of their devices. It appears the Echo's surging popularity has also earned it a big welcome in Las Vegas.

The Amazon Echo experience has already proven successful when integrated into a smart home, but also begs users to wonder how it will perform in a commercial environment like a hotel. According to ZDNet, Wynn Las Vegas appears to have partnered with Amazon to install the Echo in all 4,748 of its rooms, beginning with its suites. Obviously allowing the guests to experience how the device works and its features, while also possibly convincing them to get one for their household.

Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn mentioned about how "technology has always played an important part" in their resorts. He also believes that Amazon was able to do something amazing with Alexa and says it "is perfect." Wynn also appears proud to be the first resort in the world to offer the experience through the Amazon Echo. "The ability to talk to your room is effortlessly convenient," said Wynn. He also described Alexa as a "butler" for their guests staying in the hotel.

The Amazon Echo reportedly encountered issues when users used a single account on different devices. The Wynn Las Vegas might need to create multiple accounts for each room, or Amazon can possibly assign a special account for the hotel's use. Additionally, the hotel staff can possibly help their guests perform an initial set up of the device, then probably just restore them to the default setting once the guests check out. It has not yet been detailed if they are going with the regular model or maybe the small Amazon Echo Dot.

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