According to foreign media reports, in September last year, Amazon announced a voice assistant alliance ahead of its annual autumn event to ensure that smart devices can be compatible with multiple digital assistants at the same time.Now, nearly a year later, the alliance has the support of more than 70 companies, including Facebook, Garmin and recently joined Xiaomi.However, none of Amazon's biggest competitors in voice assistant - Apple, Google and Samsung - have yet to join.
In fact, the announcement of Facebook, Garmin and Xiaomi is not a big deal for Amazon's plan, because all three companies have already supported Alexa:
Facebook's portal device integrates Alexa
Garmin's GPS device supports Amazon's Alexa
Xiaomi has Alexa skills that allow voice assistant to connect and operate its smart devices
The e-commerce giant also announced today that it has released new guidelines to help manufacturers develop new devices to support multiple voice assistants.