Google, Amazon, Apple, Sonos: What Smart Speaker Should You Buy
First, technology companies came for your ears with headphones and earbuds, now they’re coming for your home. Whole home wireless audio and smart speakers are the next big business target.
Let’s look at the smart speaker choices and things to consider when picking one.
In the matter of a few months, choosing a connected speaker—one that connects through wi-fi directly to the internet, unlike Bluetooth—got really tough and confusing. The reason it just got a lot tougher is because you’re not just picking the speaker that sounds the best, you are buying into a web of music services, voice assistants, and mobile operating systems.
Speaker options to consider:
- Sonos speakers - Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Playbar, Playbase
- Amazon Echos - Echo, Echo Plus
- Google Home Max
- Apple HomePod
There are other choices available, but these options are the most mainstream, most likely to be...
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