Verizon is slowly entering the smart home industry. It’s already a big name in the mobile realm, but it hasn’t really penetrated the smart device game. Not that you need to try anything else, but Verizon has introduced the smart display. The special smart device works with Alexa. It connects via WiFi or LTE. Verizon has partnered with Amazon to create a smart home device that features the Amazon Custom Assistant. It is made for the benefit of Verizon Fios customers as they can inquire about their account details and take advantage of helpdesk just by using the smart display.
Verizon’s Smart Display with 4G LTE Edge was first shown last month. What’s cool about this is that it allows you to connect and use the Verizon cellular network, whereas most smart devices only rely on WiFi.
With the Verizon Smart Display Custom Assistant, you can say “Hello Verizon” instead of “Alexa.” You can ask “Verizon” about your recent bills, outages, and other questions related to your Fios account. As described, the “Verizon Smart Display will help deliver the best in-home broadband experience for our Fios, LTE Home and 5G Home customers. It will help them easily set up their service within their home, fix any problems with their home network, and serve as a service platform so they can add or remove Verizon services on their bill or plan. “
Of course, you can always talk to “Alexa”. You can enjoy everything that Alexa can do, like controlling music, streaming video, calling contacts, and integrating with other smart home devices. The smart display also features a selfie camera for video calling. It can be covered with the available physical shutter.
The Verizon Smart Display It comes with an 8-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi and LTE, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. No information on pricing yet. Verizon has yet to test the device with a select group of Fios customers, so let’s wait and see.