Streaming music is one of the most common uses of Smart Speakers, and there’s evidence now that Smart Speaker owners are beginning to default to their devices for all their audio needs.
This infographic from Zazzle illustrates the timeline of voice activation technology from advent of Siri to the adoption of hands-free inupt in automobiles.
According to a Digitas survey, conducted by The Harris Poll, US smart speaker buyers are most receptive to buying personal care/wellness products (39%) and beauty supplies (38%) via voice commerce.
Compared with other ad formats sold through automation, programmatic audio has been slow to catch on. A host of factors have held back programmatic audio, some associated with audience and spending patterns, but many tied to technical issues.
The total US podcast advertising market grew by 86% in 2017 to reach $313.9 million. Companies directly reporting podcast advertising revenues – which collectively represent less than 100% of the podcast ad market – said their ad revenues more than doubled year-over-year.
People around the world are expected to spend about 8 hours a day consuming media this year, representing a 12% jump from 2011.
Research conducted in the US by PwC in February 2018 found that searching for information, playing music, sending messages and shopping were among the activities conducted by large percentages of voice assistant users.
Streaming music is one of the more popular uses of Smart Speakers, per recent research, but what’s the source of the music? As it turns out, a substantial portion of AM/FM radio listeners have increased their consumption of AM/FM radio stations since they obtained a Smart Speaker, according to the latest annual TechSurvey from Jacobs Media.
Media subscription services for video, music and software have become so ingrained in our routines that for many, monthly fees are just a part of life. But consumers can only budget so much for these conveniences. Are media budgets squeezing out meal kits and other subscription box services?
Some 58% of US adults have used voice search to find information on a local business at some point in the past 12 months. Most commonly, people are using their smartphones (56%) for voice search to find local business information, while about 1 in 5 (18%) have done so using a Smart Speaker.