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Strategy Analytics: HomePod Has Only Captured 4% of the Global Smart Speaker Market

Strategy Analytics: HomePod Has Only Captured 4% of the Global Smart Speaker Market

The HomePod is Apple’s first smart speaker. As a speaker, it’s fantastic. As a container for Siri, the company’s digital personal assistant, it still has room to grow.

More Than a Million People Have Preordered Amazon’s Echo Auto Aftermarket Accessory

More Than a Million People Have Preordered Amazon’s Echo Auto Aftermarket Accessory

If you want to get a digital personal assistant in your car, there are ways. And Amazon’s aftermarket option has apparently proven very popular.

Amazon Says it Has Sold 100 Million Alexa Devices

Amazon Says it Has Sold 100 Million Alexa Devices

Amazon’s Alexa might have started off as a pipe dream, hoping to compete with Apple’s Siri and Google’s own efforts (which is now known as Assistant).

Amazon Accidentally Sent 1,700 Alexa Voice Recordings to the Wrong Person

Amazon Accidentally Sent 1,700 Alexa Voice Recordings to the Wrong Person

What happens when you don’t own an Amazon Alexa-equipped smart speaker, but, following a request for data, you get over a thousand recordings with the personal assistant? One Amazon customer in Germany got to find out.

‘Smart Speaker IQ Test’ Shows That Siri is Getting Better at Answering Questions

‘Smart Speaker IQ Test’ Shows That Siri is Getting Better at Answering Questions

The digital personal assistants out there are already pretty helpful, but the companies behind these services are always working to improve them.

Apple Music is Now Available on Amazon Echo Speakers

Apple Music is Now Available on Amazon Echo Speakers

Apple Music on Amazon Echo Devices May be Apple’s Answer to a Less Expensive HomePod

Apple Music on Amazon Echo Devices May be Apple’s Answer to a Less Expensive HomePod

Apple’s first smart speaker, the HomePod, launched earlier this year with a price tag of $349. That wasn’t necessarily cheap, but it’s also not the most expensive option out there, either — especially for the quality of sound it produces.

Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo This Holiday Season

Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo This Holiday Season

In an announcement that’s going to surprise many, Amazon and Apple have tied hands to bring Apple Music to the former’s Echo devices. Starting mid-December, Amazon Echo devices will be able to stream songs from Apple Music. 

Amazon’s Echo Devices Add Pandora Premium and Skype Calling Support

Amazon’s Echo Devices Add Pandora Premium and Skype Calling Support

If you haven’t opted to make the HomePod, Apple’s first smart speaker, your go-to option and instead have gone with options from Amazon, then you may be happy to know they are learning some more tricks this week.

Survey Shows Amazon is Dominating Smart Speaker Market; Apple HomePod in the Top 10

Survey Shows Amazon is Dominating Smart Speaker Market; Apple HomePod in the Top 10

There are a lot of smart speaker options out there, with the market getting even more crowded as the days go by. But one thing remains true even as 2018 starts to wind down: Amazon is leading the charge in the home.