Amazon has announced that it is getting Eero, net home routers’ maker. Amazon says purchasing Eero will allow the organization to “help customers better join smart home devices.” It is going to certainly make if the router technology is also controlled by Amazon gadgets easier to set up. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
“We are impressed with the Eero staff and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices only work,” Dave Limp, Amazon’s SVP of devices, said. “We have a shared vision that the wise home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to constantly innovating on behalf of customers.”
Eero kicked off a wave of “smart” net router setups developed to conquer the policy issues and dead zones of standard routers. Instead of a router device, multiple access points are utilized to blanket an entire home or apartment has a strong sign. The machine functions as advertised, and it is all controlled using an app that is an intuitive smartphone. Google Linksys, Netgear, and published their mesh bundles and electronic equipment companies have since followed Eero’s lead. A paid $99/year is also offered by Eero support named Eero Plus that extends safety and parental controls beyond the out-of-box capabilities beacons and its routers boat with.
It sounds as though the Eero brand will live on after the purchase — at least in the long run. “By linking the Amazon household, we are eager to learn and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, quicken our assignment, and deliver Eero systems to more clients around the globe,” said Nick Weaver, Eero’s co-founder, and CEO. Amazon is not saying much about its future strategies for Eero; might we see that a router? Sound nice.
However, some Eero owners may not have such a response to the powerful startup being consumed by Amazon. It will give yet valuable data on consumers to a company and advance Amazon dominance of the home. Amazon purchased Blink in 2017 and acquired camera maker and doorbell this past year Ring.
Amazon has millions of Echo speakers and third-party gadgets attached in homes, and obtaining Eero could help it bring everything together smoothly. But there will surely be regarding what information will be shared with the owner of Eero questions. On Twitter, Eero guaranteed one client that it “does not monitor users’ internet activity and this policy won’t change with the acquisition.”