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Amazon Alexa, your personal voice assistant just got better. Now, you can take Alexa everywhere you go with Alexa Auto. Whether you are commuting to work, traveling to your favorite vacation spot, or simply driving to the grocery store, Alexa Auto can help you with your day to day tasks. Ask Alexa to play music, make phone calls, get directions, control your smart home devices, and more all while keeping your eyes on the road. To learn more about Alexa Auto please click here: Alexa Auto As the lead turn-key solution provider, Linkplay can help you build out a high quality auto product integrated with Alexa Auto. Our highly optimized turn-key solution includes software, hardware, audio front-end, multi-room, end-to-end tech support, leading content streaming services integrated in one central mobile app, and more. In addition, our white labels are ready for Alexa-enabled auto products.
If you are interested and would like to learn more about integrating voice solutions into your brand’s auto product, please contact info@linkplay.com To keep up to date with the latest Linkplay news, please follow us on LinkedIn  



   

Almost 400 guests attended our annual Linkplay Alexa Summit in Shenzhen, China on April 17th, 2019. Many Linkplay strategic partners including Amazon, Spotify, Samsung, and Futuresource took the stage to present compelling topics centered around this years theme, "Voice Everywhere" Everyone was eager to learn about various interesting topics presented, including our vision for 2019, Alexa voice everywhere, the benefits of Spotify ACP Program, Market trend & industry insights, and more.
  Another highlight from the day was our interactive showroom. In the showroom guests were able to check out our latest Linkplay solutions and Alexa-enabled products including white-labeled devices across many verticals. A big thank you to our brand customers, ODMs, the Amazon Alexa team, and all our featured speakers for making this day possible. This was definitely a successful show and was a wonderful time reconnecting with our customers and partners.
   
As the lead turn-key solution provider, we are looking forward in making 2019 the year of "building together" to help you develop and bring differentiating products to the market. If you are interested in learning more about our solutions please check out our website here: Linkplay Solutions or contact info@linkplay.com
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January 2019

The partnership between Linkplay and iHeartRadio started out with both companies coming together to fully integrate iHeartRadio into the Linkplay app back in 2015. From there, both companies have continued to work together and have built a strong and lasting partnership. As proud partners, Linkplay would like to share some exciting news regarding iHeartRadio!

iHeartMedia, the leading audio and media company in the US, made an agreement to acquire Stuff Media, one of the leading podcast publishers with well-known podcasts likeStuff You Should Know and Atlanta Monster. iHeartMedia is already partnered up with big podcast publishers and offers over 20,000 podcasts to all listeners. Since its acquisition of Stuff Media, it is now the biggest global commercial podcaster!  For more details on the partnership between iHeartMedia and Stuff Media , please refer to the press release here: iHeartMedia To Acquire Stuff Media
Listen to iHeartRadio in your hotel room!
iHeartRadio has also teamed up with Amazon Alexa for Hospitality, which brings Amazon Echo devices to hotels and vacation rentals. Guests can use Amazon Echo in their room to request guest services, play music, turn on the lights, and more using Alexa. They will also have easy access to iHeartRadio without the trouble of signing in to an account. Simply ask Alexa to play music and it will automatically launch iHeartRadio. Alexa for Hospitality can be beneficial for OEM brands who are looking into the Hospitality market and could be a potential partnership in the future. Check out the article for more information: Listen to iHeartRadio in Your Hotel Room with Alexa for Hospitality
 
 

January 8th, 2019 - Ringing in the New Year with exciting news!

Linkplay Technology, a lead turn-key solution provider and system integrator is one of the first to join the Spotify ACP (Authorized Certification Partner) Program. This program allows Linkplay to self-certify brand products for Spotify Connect, which will significantly shorten the certification timeline, enabling brands to launch products in a more timely manner and will overall lead to a more smoother process from here on out.

Back in 2015, Linkplay Technology and Spotify partnered up to fully integrate Spotify into the Linkplay companion app. Brands building products with our turn-key solution can receive Spotify certification for their products, enabling users to access millions of songs from Spotify. By joining Spotify ACP Program, we hope to speed up the process of getting your products Spotify certified and ready to launch to the market.  

Provided below is the new Spotify certification process. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@linkplay.com.

  1. Two sample products will still need to be shipped to Linkplay offices
  2. Brand customer still required to fill out Spotify Connect info sheet and provide marketing materials as before
  3. Linkplay will do the full certification for the device in-house
  4. Spotify will verify Linkplay QA's testing results (Note: occasionally Spotify will spot check and do a fuller evaluation of a device)
  5. Spotify will issue the final Certification Pass notice to the end customer
  6. All brand customers are required to have all legal documentation in order before launching any products.
 

June 2018

 

AVS France launch date is here!

AVS France is officially available for voice-enabled products on June 13th, 2018. Developers have the option to add the French language to their product and the opportunity to reach new customers. In addition, Amazon supports several other regions including USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Austria, India, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand giving customers the ability to use Alexa in their preferred language.

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Linkplay has been selected as Amazon DRS system integrator!

Amazon works with select Systems Integrators (SIs) to help commercial device manufacturers bring new DRS-enabled products to market. We commit to provide hardware modules, software, and services that accelerate the implementation, delivery, and support of DRS-enabled products. Click the link for details: DRS Solution Providers


Upcoming events


Linkplay will attend IFA from August 31st to September 5th to meet our OEM partners and prospects. Stay tuned for more details as invites and available times for you to meet with us will be sent out soon!

Launching a powered by Linkplay product soon to the market?

 

It is our pleasure to provide you the resources to help increase your brand presence in the marketplace. In our co-marketing plan we offer various opportunities for you to choose from. If you are interested and would like to receive more information, contact marketing@linkplay.com

 
 

Amazon Alexa Summit Recap 2017

The Amazon Alexa Summit hosted by Linkplay was a huge success to say the least. About 500 participants attended this one day event full of interesting topics, informational keynote & presentation, in-depth discussion panels and interactive mix & mingle. Since the event, we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our attendees saying they are inspired by the innovative AVS products powered by Linkplay showcased at the Summit. We want to personally thank our brand customers, ODMs, and the Amazon Alexa team for helping make this event possible. This was indeed a very successful show and has built stronger collaborations among Linkplay, Amazon Alexa, and key partners not just in the audio industry, but also in many different verticals. As the lead turn-key Wi-fi audio solution provider, we look forward to partnering with you in the future and providing high quality technology to power your products. If you are interested in learning more about our solution, please email sales@linkplay.com Upcoming Events

CES 2018 | January 9th-12th, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada For more information contact info@linkplay.com

 

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August 2017 

 

Linkplay Technology will be attending IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany this fall on September 1st-6th. If you are interested in learning more about our turn-key Wi-fi solution integrated with Amazon Alexa Service (AVS) and would like to meet with us at the conference, please email us at info@linkplay.com

In other news, Linkplay is excited to announce new partnership with Audible! Our brand partners, if you'd like to offer a one-month free access of Audible to your end-customers via your products powered by Linkplay, please send your inquiry to musiccert@linkplay.com. We would be more than happy to further discuss with you. In addition, we are working on integrating more popular music streaming services to satisfy our customers! We are currently in the process of integrating iHeartRadio on-demand as well as Amazon Prime Music, which is scheduled to launch in the near future. We also are planning on providing support for both the WHA and 3PDA later on in the year. Please stay tuned for more updates!

News from our supported streaming services Check it out! iHeartRadio has updated their Logo and Branding Guidelines: http://brand.iheart.com/logo/
 
Wi-Fi Connectivity Best Practices  Here we provided tips/solutions to ensure quality support for your customers:
 
Tip #1: Before connecting the device to Wi-Fi, please be sure that the router is running on a 2.4 GHz band network. Tip #2: If the normal setup to Wi-Fi does not work, please have the user go through the Alternative Setup. Tip #3: If the users are experiencing Wi-Fi disconnections please have them initiate a factory reset. Tip #4: If the Wi-Fi connection issue still persists, please ask the user to send a feedback log through the companion app.
 

June 2017 

Linkplay is thrilled to announce our new sales representatives and distribution partners in the U.S. and Europe in response to high demands for our turnkey Wi-Fi audio solution with Alexa voice services. Introducing companies: Parts Express International, Vocal Cord Technologies Limited, Indesmatech; each providing full support for those interested in integrating Powered by Linkplay's turnkey Wi-fi hardware and software solution into their products.

For full coverage regarding our new sales representative and distribution partners, please check out our recent press release below! Shipments of Voice Personal Assistant Speakers projected to more than double in 2017 In addition, we recently added a new page "Sales Contacts" to our website directing our future partners to our global sales representatives. If you are interested in building your product with Linkplay today, please click on the button below:

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MAY 2017 

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Linkplay’s director of PR, Linda Ferguson, and vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Zadeh, met with numerous consumer, technology, business, and trade press at Pepcom’s Digital Experience press event in San Francisco, on May 18th. Reporters were eager to learn about our turn-key Wi-Fi audio solution integrated with Alexa Voice Service, as well as have us answer questions about future technology trends related to AI and competing voice technologies.

We showcased “Powered by Linkplay” customers’ speakers approved with AVS from iLuv, Fabriq, GGMM, Jam Audio, and Omaker. Several journalists indicated a desire to receive products to review. Here is a few of the publications and news outlets we briefed:

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ANNOUNCEMENT!
We take customer requests seriously and are happy to announce we signed a contract with Deezer, exclusively streamed through Airable. This popular music service will surely please European consumers.  If you are interested in adding Deezer/Airable retroactively to your Linkplay products or future products, please contact partner@linkplay.com
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GGMM E5 Wireless Smart Speaker More than 100 reviews and astounding 4.5 stars on Amazon! Check it out here!

“Customer service is top a priority for us. We put a lot of effort towards our customers’ needs and wants, and work hard to assure they are happy and 100% satisfied with our products …”  -Sindy Zhao

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Check it out, Amazon Alexa on SNL!

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April 2017 

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DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND – AI PERSONAL ASSISTANTS ARE THE FUTURE

Linkplay is riding the wave!  To meet the growing demand for Powered by Linkplay Wi-Fi audio solutions integrated with Alexa Voice Service, we have expanded our team. Please meet our distribution and manufacturing sales representatives: Parts Express International, covers the U.S. and Canada, Firefly Technology serves the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland and Indesmatech.com provides sales coverage for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland,  and the Baltic States. All of these companies are well established in their respective markets.

Currently Alexa Voice Service is available in the U.S. Germany and the U.K. As AVS expands into other regions our sales reps are well positioned to support your integration requirements. If you are a U.S. speaker or consumer electronics brand and want to discuss building an AVS product with less than 5,000 units per year, please contact Judd Baker at juddb@parts-express.com.  Additionally European customers interested in partnering with us, please contact Tony James, tjames@fireflytech.com or Soren Manicussma@indesmatech.com.

Want to bring an AVS Wi-Fi audio product to market in the next six to twelve months with the most cost effective solution, with a trusted partner and a proven technology? Please contact Alexa@Linkplay.com or Mark Zadeh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Linkplay at Markz@Linkplay.com.

Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017

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Linkplay and Alexa teams joined forces this past month at the Hong Kong Electronics Show to demonstrate the latest advancements in our turnkey Wi-Fi audio platform integrated with Alexa Voice Services. There was overwhelming excitement from speaker and consumer electronics brands wanting to develop Powered by Linkplay products given our proven solution and fast time to market.

News Coverage 

Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology spoke at the Round Table with other industry CEOs. Check out the article below!

Round Table: Catching up with Alexa devices

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March 2017

What's New with Linkplay?

The appetite and momentum for voice activated assistants in Wi-Fi speakers and smart home devices are skyrocketing. To support the ever-growing demand, Linkplay recently announced another strategic ODM relationship with ANAM Electronics. This is exciting because it expands the category by addressing the needs of customers at the higher end of the A/V receiver and speaker market.

In other news, Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) officially launched in the UK and Germany at the end of January. We are excited to report that several of our speaker brand customers are in the process of rolling out Powered by Linkplay products in those countries. Now more consumers than ever will have the pleasure and convenience of using AVS to listen to music, news, order food, check weather forecasts, order products and check their commute to work all with the benefit of high resolution, lossless audio devices.

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ANAM Electronics Announces Partnership with Linkplay Technology!
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February 2017

Make your Products Future Bright - Powered by Linkplay and Alexa

 We are experiencing unprecedented demand for Powered by Linkplay solutions with speaker and device manufacturers, technology partners, music streaming content providers, and the Amazon Alexa developer community. And the press coverage surrounding our announcements and events is being reported by industry media in a positive light. To our current partners, thank you for trusting us with your business.We are relentless in our passion and pursuit to offer the highest performance, Alexa Voice Service, music streaming and app packages, with fast time to market and cost effective price points. We’ve developed multiple modules that greatly scale the number of available AVS devices for end consumers. And, we are leading the audio speaker category with the most Alexa enabled speaker products representing five brands with plans to deliver many more smart home devices in 2017.
If we can help you with your next project, please contact us at  Alexa@Linkplay.com.
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