This infographic by Raconteur illustrates the competition over voice activation technology between Google and Amazon via their smart speaker products.
For the time being, the most common use cases for Smart Speakers among households owning these devices are general questions, weather and streaming music.
Amazon Skills are Echo capabilities that are offered by Amazon itself or by third-party developers. These are the top 10 Skills customers use.
Internet users worldwide believe that smart home devices will have an effect on their lives.
It isn’t safe to assume smart-home devices only appeal to always-connected Millennials.
This infographic from Marketo illustrates that many ways that marketers can harness the Internet of Things.
US female homeowners in the under-35 age group consistently overindexed for usage and interest in smart-home technology features when compared with all women surveyed.
In a January 2015 report, IHS forecast that smart-home device shipments worldwide would rise 660% between 2013 and 2018, from 25 million to 190 million.
Smart-home service revenues should double between 2014 and 2019.
Shipments of both smart-home devices and controllers will rise by 20% or more annually in the coming years.