And users of such services are expected to skew young. This year, for example, nearly half of voice-enabled digital assistant users will be millennials, eMarketer estimates.
Three in 10 said they would entertain ads via voice assistants if they were simply asked if they wanted to hear one before it played. In addition, 28% were open to ads if they got to choose the brands doing the advertising.
One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home product.
Loup Ventures put Apple’s HomePod through the smart speaker gauntlet which included 782 queries and compared the HomePod’s accuracy to Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft’s Cortana.
After a surge this past holiday season – when 4% of U.S. adults reported they acquired their first smart speaker device — ownership is up 128% since January 2017, to now one in six Americans (16%) having a smart speaker.
This infographic by Raconteur illustrates the competition over voice activation technology between Google and Amazon via their smart speaker products.
Roughly one-third of US households own a Smart Speaker. And it seems that the longer they own them, the more likely they are to use them for tasks previously accomplished through typing or swiping.
More than three-quarters of people in several countries across the world believe that their video viewing habits will change in the coming 5 years. The change that most people see coming is watching TV in virtual reality, as if they are inside the content.
Smart Speakers are already having an impact on commerce. Almost one-third of owners say they’re spending more on Amazon and Google since getting their Smart Speaker.
US smartphone users are more likely to use voice-enabled technology than those in the rest of the world.