Amazon is buying popular mesh Wi-Fi company Eero

Amazon agrees to buy Eero, maker of home Wi-Fi hardware

UP mesh router company Eero as it looks to fit another piece of the puzzle into its whole-home ambitions.

Eero uses a system of mesh-connected routers that blanket a house in Wi-Fi. If we had to guess, Amazon's acquisition of Eero could make Alexa-compatible gadgets easier to set up and maintain a quality internet connection. With Eero, it is pushing into Wi-Fi networking equipment, too.

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The Eero acquisition also points to Amazon's work to keep building its Wi-Fi Simple Setup feature, which is meant to make setting up new smart-home devices easier. Add that together with this new purchase and the company's own efforts with its Echo and Fire TV devices, and it's obvious that Amazon's serious about tackling smart hardware in every way that it can. We still don't know Amazon's plans, but with Jeff Bezos' firm controlling the technology that connects its many smart home products, setting them up should become much simpler.

While this hassle clearly falls into the category of First World problems, it's a point of friction that prevents more mainstream customers from hooking up their homes with Wi-Fi-connected lights and appliances. "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". With Amazon acquiring Ring earlier previous year, and with the Echo range continue to grow and expand it's not to hard to see a pathway to Amazon launch a fully integrated solution over time. Eero has raised $148 million in equity and debt, according to PitchBook Data Inc.

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