- According to a survey, 13% of all households in the United States owned a smart speaker in 2017 and that number is predicted to touch 55% by 2022.
- It’s been said that majority of the smart speaker stack is held by the leading companies Amazon and Google.
- Amazon is still leading the smart speaker markets with 70% of the market and Google is progressively heading with 24% of the market share.
- Sound quality
|Amazon||Alexa||Echo Dot, Echo Plus|
|Google assistant||Google Home mini, Google home|
- You’ll be able to link Alexa to Uber so that you can get your taxi any time you want.
- You can get Restaurant updates, sports update, weather update, and more.
- Unlimited music streaming with Amazon music is added advantage.
- Buy your products from Alexa by using your voice. Alexa will look through your purchase history and recommend you according to it.
- It has Alexa-to-Alexa Calling feature. If any of your friend or family has this device than they can call them for free.
- If you are a book lover, then it has its assistant read to you the book you want by just linking kindle account.
- It is best when controlling your smart home gear.
- Google has integrated a set of customizable actions. For example, when you say “Good Morning”, the assistant will give you updates like- information on weather; take your phone off silent mode.
- If you have linked hue lights with the assistant, you will be able to control them with routines.
- It can cast the media to any of the smart TVs
- The feature of “ring my Phone” will enable your phone to be rung even if it is on a silent mode.
- Google home proffers custom profiles. So, in case if your phone is lost and you ask Google to find it, it will only recognize your voice and make a ring on your phone.
- The Wide range of languages make Google home better assistant
- Hue Control skills: Control the light and set the color of the light.
- Media Control Skills: facilitates you to control your media library.
- Find your phone: You can ask Alexa to find your phone.
- Hive skills: Control the temperature of your house using Alexa.
- Skill finder: Alexa helps you find the new skills for itself.
- Call for a Ride: Books Uber immediately on your command.
- Workout skills: Schedule your exercises and helps you properly through pictures.
- Cooking assistant: Read the recipes & instructions while you are cooking.
- Send WhatsApp messages: Sends WhatsApp messages & replies as you speak.
- Checks a store is open: Gives information regarding the status of a store.
- Traffic condition skills: Update you with the real-time traffic conditions.
- Go back in time: Ask for the news of a specific day in the past time.
- Flight prices estimation: The best prices of different flights for your destination.
- Explore the places: Find the best place to travel according to your need.