Xiaomi just recently announced a partnership with Ikea, marking the first time that Ikea has ever partnered with a Chinese technology company. The collaboration aims to integrate the Xiao AI voice assistant in Ikea’s range of smart lighting products to produce smart solutions for home devices.
Xiaomi’s Xiao AI voice assistant is currently in use by over 100 million devices, with monthly active users exceeding 34 million and cumulative wake-up times exceeding 8 billion. When incorporated into Ikea’s smart lighting devices, users will be able to control it using the Xiao AI and the Mi Home app. The lights can also be used with other Xiaomi smart devices such as sensors and electrical appliances. Users will be able to monitor and regulate use through the Mi Control Hub and ZigBee protocol.
Aside from Ikea, Xiaomi is also in cooperation with Ji Hotel, CHJ Automotive and Ikongjian. These partnerships will help Xiaomi integrate more smart devices that can be applied for home, office, or industrial use.