Sony's Wireless Noise-canceling Headphones Now Compatible with Amazon Alexa

-- Sony Adds Alexa Voice Control to its Industry-leading WH-1000XM3 and Two Other Top Headphone Models --

Jan 7, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES, Booth #17300) -- Sony Electronics Inc. today announced that its highly acclaimed WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling wireless headphones will soon receive Amazon Alexa support.

Sony WH-1000XM3

With Amazon Alexa functionality built in, Sony's top wireless noise-canceling headphones provide a hands-free, voice-controlled experience. Just tap the button and ask Alexa to play music, change tracks, control smart home devices, search information and more. Whether you are at home or on-the-go, Alexa is designed to make your life easier by letting you control your world effortlessly.

"Sony is always seeking to provide new listening experiences and to enhance the usability and integration of our products into users' daily lives," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. "Adding Alexa support to our noise-canceling wireless headphones makes it easy to find audio content so users spend less time searching for their music and more time enjoying it."

The Alexa functionality adds to an already long list of features for Sony's industry-leading, noise-canceling headphones, including premium Hi-Res Audio sound quality, long battery life with quick charging, and a lighter and more comfortable design.

"We are delighted to collaborate with Sony on listening experiences that combine high-quality sound with the simplicity of voice control," said Pete Thompson, vice president of the Alexa Voice Service. "With Alexa built-in, you can easily play music, hear the news, control smart home devices, access tens of thousands of skills, and more."

Amazon Alexa will also be available on the previous model, the WH-1000XM2, and Sony's WI-1000X wireless noise-canceling in-ear headphones.

Delivered via Sony's Headphones Connect app (version 4.1) and firmware update, Sony customers can access the update featuring the Alexa voice assistant in the first quarter of 2019.

To learn more about Sony's voice-activated consumer products, visit www.sony.com/regional/smart-home

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For further information: Cheryl Goodman, Corporate Communications, selpr@sony.com, 858.942.4079; Thomas Laemmel, Home Entertainment and Sound, thomas.laemmel@sony.com, 858.942.9564