Comparison

First released by Amazon in 2014, smart speakers have exploded into being one of the most popular tech gadgets. A few years later, Google came into the smart speaker market and has been expanding reapidly ever since. Both companies focus on getting their devices into consumer's hands at all costs, so they start using that companies ecosystem. Although they may lose money on the initial unit, items like $10/month music subscriptions and e-commerce allow companies to quickly recoup their costs.

Amazon Google L Lenovo Facebook
Echo Echo Dot Echo Plus Echo Show Fire TV Cube Home Home Mini Home Hub Smart Display Portal
Price $99 $49 $149 $229 $199 $129 $49 $149 $249 $349
Virtual Assistant Alexa Alexa Alexa Alexa Alexa Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Alexa
Release Date October 2017 October 2018 October 2018 October 2018 June 2018 November 2016 October 2017 October 2018 July 2018 November 2018
Display 10.1" When TV on 7" 10" 15"
Speaker Quality Great Okay Great Great None Great Okay Okay Great Great
Music
Spotify
Pandora
Play Music
Smart Home
Nest

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Philips Hue
Shopping
Amazon
Walmart
Costco
Best Buy
Video
YouTube
Facebook Watch
Calling
Voice
Skype
Messenger
Google Duo