Amazon wants to come to your house to set up Alexa

Amazon wants to come to your house to set up Alexa

Amazon wants to come to your house to set up Alexa

And once again, BBY stock is hurting because of its e-commerce rival Amazon.com Inc. However, Recode spotted job postings for a number of other cities around the USA, indicating further expansion plans to the East Coast and beyond.

The service is focused on helping consumers build a smart home, using devices like the Ring Video Doorbell, Philips Hue light bulbs, eero's mesh Wi-Fi network or Amazon's own Fire TV. Before Monday's tumble, Best Buy shares had been up 36 percent this year. Best Buy posted a surprise gain in same-store sales - a closely watched measure - after laptops and Nintendo Co.'s Switch game helped fuel growth.

Recode first reported that, over the last few months, Amazon has slowly hired technology experts to offer free in-home Alexa help.

The retail giant has started to offer in-home tech consultations and installations in select cities. The move could cut down on returns, too - smart home devices can be intimidating if you're a novice, and this might convince some newcomers to stick with their products.

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The company notes on the service page that its experts are employees - not contractors. "They have been handpicked for their technology experience, passion for customer service, and strong track record". All experts have been background-checked and are licensed and certified where applicable. "They listen to your needs and customize solutions that work for you".

Amazon's service is now available in seven markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif. and San Jose.

This new Geek Squad competitor could help remove one of the greatest barriers to entry in the smart home market: the cumbersome setup process. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Genius or Geek Squad Double Agent.

Best Buy now has a much larger network of "Geek Squad" service technicians around the country tied to its retail stores.

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That sort of in-home service and education is traditionally dominated by Best Buy's Geek Squad unit, which also offers computer and gadget fix services in stores. Best Buy has mostly escaped the pressure of the Amazon effect, but was hit Monday by a Recode report that Amazon has been hiring a team of people to offer in-home product installations, competing with Best Buy's "Geek Squad".

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