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Are Wireless Smart Speakers the Future for Everything Audio?Wireless audio has conquered every household. Furthermore, the introduction of smart speakers had made a positive attention to its users. Du...
Are Wireless Smart Speakers the Future for Everything Audio?
Wireless audio has conquered every household. Furthermore, the introduction of smart speakers had made a positive attention to its users. During the recent RAIN Podcast Business Summit, smart speakers were the eye-catchers of the event. Who wouldn’t be flabbergasted by wireless audio devices that feature voice-activated assistants? Well, that’s what you call entertainment!
According to the data presented by Edison Research, 67 million people listen to podcasts every month.
The summit was focused on the rising demand of smart speakers, considering that one out of 20 million people (7% of Americans) possess no less than one smart speaker. Smart speaker users say that these speakers very convenient and engaging. The smart speaker enhances the user experience in the Internet of Things. It allows its users to engage with voice assistants to manage audio and probably a few household tasks. What’s amazing with these speakers is that the user can wirelessly take control of the device without going through the touch interface.
Smart speakers are relatively new in the market. In 2014, Amazon introduced their first smart speaker, the Amazon Echo. Since then, Amazon dominated the smart speaker industry, controlling over 70% of the smart speaker sector. In November 2016, Google joins the competition with their Google Home. Since its release, Google has reached 24% of its sales. In December, Apple will be releasing their very own smart speaker, the Apple HomePod, which had been a top pick for the iOS users.