How competitive will Apple’s new entry be with Amazon’s Echo and Google home? The price point of Apple’s new device suggests they are going in a different direction.
Use of smart speakers is evolving rapidly. According to Comscore, streaming music ranks third at 54%, but add in spoken word (22%), and it is pretty clear how dominant audio is on these devices.
Originally published at Inside Radio http://www.insideradio.com/stations-must-rush-to-get-their-smart-speaker-name-right/article_2bd1db5c-49ca-11e7-9c84-5fce25b96009.html What’s in a name? When it comes to Amazon’s Alexa smart speaker, a whole lot. On Alexa, the most widely used speaker and currently the only one to support custom audio integrations, getting the name, or invocation, right is key to success—a huge deal for radio stations. If a user recites the correct invocation …
Voice Assist devices are incredibly accurate at a 95% recognition level according to Google.