Amazon to acquire eero, home mesh router maker

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

Amazon announced the acquisition of home mesh router maker Eero Monday afternoon, with executives from both companies painting it as a way improve connectivity in people's homes.

It's undisclosed how much Amazon is paying for Eero, but for what it's worth, the company paid $1 billion for Ring a year ago. Eero, which was founded in 2014, has raised $90 million in funding, according to Crunchbase.

"We are incredibly impressed with the Eero team and howquickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work", said Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices and Services.

Amazon, builder of the hit Echo smart speaker line, is behind a growing range of home electronics, from Fire TV streaming sticks to a voice-controlled microwave. "We started with WiFi because it's the foundation of the modern home".


Amazon says the company's acquisition of Eero will help its customers "better connect" smart home devices. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room.

This could be why the online retail giant, which been aggressively branching out into smart home and ambient computing technology over the past few years, has made a decision to buy the Wi-Fi router company.

Today's press release notes that the eero team will be "joining the Amazon family" and "bring eero systems to more customers around the globe".

It will certainly make Alexa-compatible gadgets easier to set up if Amazon also controls the router technology. Amazon hasn't said much about what it plans to do with Eero yet, but you can bet that the products will be used to make Amazon's total dominance of the home more likely.

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