Amazon Press Center:
Amazon and eero today announced that they have entered into a
definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire eero.
eero’s home mesh WiFi systems set up in minutes and blanket every
room of a customer’s home in high-performing, reliable WiFi. eero
is already delighting Amazon customers with its products and
services, as indicated by eero’s 4.6-star product rating on
The natural and obvious plan would be to integrate Eero base stations with Echo speaker units — one set of small things to plug in around your home, rather than two. Which of course, while convenient, would be a no-go for anyone who wants to use Eero for Wi-Fi without having listening devices in their house. (I hope Amazon supports existing no-microphone Eero hardware for years to come, and see no reason why they wouldn’t.)
I liked it when Eero was an independent company, but I always suspected an acquisition was inevitable. I was kind of hoping it would be Apple, if anyone, if only for privacy reasons.
(Disclosure: Eero is a long-time sponsor of Daring Fireball, particularly The Talk Show.)
★ Monday, 11 February 2019