Tmall Genie

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Tmall Genie
Tmall Genie logo.png
DeveloperAlibaba Group
TypeSmart speaker
Release dateJuly 2017 (limited beta)
August 8, 2017 (China)
Introductory price¥499
InputVoice commands
ConnectivityWi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions83 mm (3.27 in) diameter, 126 mm (4.96 in) high
Mass400 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.[1] 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.[2] As with other smart speakers, the Genie supports web searches, music streaming, control home automation devices, and order products from Tmall.[3] Voice interaction with the device is currently only available in Mandarin.[4]


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  2. ^ Ricky (6 July 2017). "The Tmall Genie is Alibaba's answer to the Amazon Echo in China". GSM Arena. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ Georgopoulos, Stergios (5 July 2017). "Alibaba unveils its smart speaker; The Tmall Genie will soon be available for $73". Neowin. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
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