Do you have a smart speaker in your home? If you don’t yet, there’s a good chance you will in the not too distant future as both the Amazon Echo and Google Home will both be available internationally. The following Infographic Comparison between Google Home vs. Amazon Echo will hopefully help you to decide which one is best for you as it analyses both Smart Speakers in a wide range of categories.
Amazon Echo is still the most popular as it did have first mover advantage, but the Google Home is also growing in popularity. On the design front, based on how it looks, many believe that the Google Home is better than the Amazon Echo. The Echo has a pretty basic cylindrical design whereas the home has a more rounded base and could even look like a vase to the untrained eye.
The aforementioned first mover advantage has given the Echo the edge on smart-home features as it connects with a wider range of devices in a home. However, keep in mind that the Home is always catching up and improving its compatibility.
The voice assistant is another interesting area, and many believe that the Echo leads the way on this front with over 12,000 skills in 21 categories. Skills are essentially like smartphone apps that enable you to learn a new word.
If movies and music playback are your thing then the Google Home may be the one to go for as you can listen to audio from Google Play Music and YouTube. You can also play it to other speakers in the house as long as they’re connected to a Chromecast audio device.
For shopping, the international markets may still be a bit disappointed as much of it is only relevant to the United States. For example, you need to be in the U.S. and have a U.S bank account to take advantage of the service at this moment in time.
The best thing to do is go through the infographic and see which areas you will most take advantage of and then look around locally or online for the best deal. The reality is that both devices are always evolving and teams at both Google and Amazon are working hard every day to ensure they continue to improve their products, so whichever one you choose will still get a high-quality product. Check out the full infographic below developed by team Half Price for more information on both smart speakers.
Infographic: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home - Best Smart Speakers Comparison