|Release date||July 2017 (limited beta)|
August 8, 2017 (China)
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Dimensions||83 mm (3.27 in) diameter, 126 mm (4.96 in) high|
|Mass||400 g (0.88 lb)|
The Tmall Genie is a smart speaker developed by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, using the intelligent personal assistant service AliGenie. Introduced in July 2017, the device consists of a cylindrical body with omni-directional speakers and an LED light ring at the bottom of the device. As with other smart speakers, the Genie supports web searches, music streaming, control home automation devices, and order products from Tmall. Voice interaction with the device is currently only available in Mandarin.
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