MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, announced their partnership with e-commerce powerhouse, Amazon. With the integration of Amazon Echo and artificial intelligence Alexa, voice control is now compatible across the entire Hunter SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection – functioning seamlessly with the current models; Apache, Signal and Symphony. In addition, the SIMPLEconnect™ collection will expand with the fall release of five new finishes for the current models, as well as one new fan design – the Brunswick – with additional releases to follow in 2018.
Nearly 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide in 2016 – a 64 percent increase from 2015, according to research firm, IHS Markit. As one of the trailblazing brands to integrate Amazon Alexa into its product designs, following the brand's introduction of the industries first Apple HomeKit enabled ceiling fan at the 2015 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Hunter looks to bring ease to the everyday lives of its tech-savvy consumer.
"Our innovation is driven by our consumers' evolving needs. So when we looked at how to continue to bring functionality and thoughtfully designed products to the marketplace, partnering with Amazon was a natural next step," said Hunter CEO, John Alexander. "The connected home is forecasted to grow even more in the coming years and we're excited for the opportunity to provide products that consumers desire, along with the performance and technology they expect."
With a simple voice command to Alexa, users can easily manage home environment and enhance comfort through fan speed and lighting control. To setup, users simply pair a Hunter Wi-Fi enabled fan with the SIMPLEconnect™ app, available via the Apple Store or Google Play, and then connect with the Amazon Alexa app. The SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection starts at $299 and is available at HunterFan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide.
To shop, learn more about upcoming product releases and get design tips from the Hunter design team, visit HunterFan.com.
About Hunter Fan Company
The maker of 'Trusted Fans for Inspired Spaces' since 1886, Hunter Fan Company is the world's original ceiling fan manufacturer. As the #1 most installed ceiling fan for over 100 years, Hunter continues to provide a deep heritage of performance, comfort and everyday style for any room, giving consumers confidence, peace-of-mind and ultimately more control over their home environment. The Memphis-based brand is in the midst of an unprecedented new product launch — offering an array of over 100 new models, from rustic and contemporary designs to classic and retro statement pieces. In addition, the brand has recently debuted their exclusive line of Wifi-Enabled SIMPLEConnect™ fans, which are now compatible with both Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. As an industry-leader, Hunter's cutting edge design and quality craftsmanship continues to bring unmatched performance into every space. Hunter ceiling fans are available on Hunterfan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide.
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