Amazon has bought a Silicon Valley Wi-Fi router maker that will help keep its ever-growing line of smart home products online in homes that suffer from patchy internet coverage.
The Seattle-based company said it will acquire Eero, which makes WiFi extending mesh routers that consumers plug into rooms that have become connectivity black holes, marking a continued aggressive push into consumers’ homes.
Blanket coverage is important for the technology giant to keep products including Amazon Echo, Ring doorbell and Blink security camera online.
Dave Limp, Amazon Devices and Services chief said: “We are incredibly impressed with the Eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work.
“We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”