We’re not shy about how much we love the Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones. I adore my pair, and we even waxed rhapsodic about them in last year’s review.
They’re about to get better with the inclusion of Amazon Alexa functionality. Not only that, the previous gen WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X models are getting the same treatment.
The WH-1000XM3s launched with Google Assistant, which was great unless your smart device ecosystem revolved around Amazon. Fortunately a little more versatility is on the way.
The Alexa software update will be available on all three devices through Sony’s Headphone Connect App.
Once it has been downloaded you’ll be able to ask Alexa to answer queries, be in charge of your music and even control some of your connected smart home products with the simple tap of a button.
We don’t have an exact launch date, but are told that it’s coming soon.
The author travelled to CES 2019 as a guest of Samsung and Dell.
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