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Sony adds Alexa to its stellar WH-1000XM3 headphones

Even the older WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X will receive the update.
Billy Steele
January 7, 2019
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Sony's WH-1000XM3 are the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy, and at CES 2019, the company is adding another handy feature to the spec list. Amazon's Alexa will soon be available built-in on the headphones via an update through Sony's Headphone Connect app. This means with the press of a button, you can ask the virtual assistant to play music, skip tracks, answer your search queries and control your connected smart home gear. What's more, the update will also be available on the two older 1000X models: the WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X.

Sony's flagship noise cancelling headphones already offer direct access to Google Assistant, but it's nice to see the company cater to users who prefer to use Alexa. What's more, it's also great that Sony is adding the feature for older models as well, instead of simply pushing the update for the most recent version.

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