Amazon Echo vs. Google Home comparison chart

Amazon may have had a head start with the Amazon Echo but with the launch of the Google Home and Microsoft's planned Home Hub, the other tech giants are quickly catching up.

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For Amazon or Google to answer your questions on demand, it has to be listening all the time. I wrote an entire article about how these devices are always listening and also tell you the steps to delete your recordings. Click here to learn more about this now.


Amazon Echo Google Home

$99.99 for Amazon Echo, $50 for Echo Dot


Voice Commands Yes Yes
Wake Word Alexa, Echo or Amazon OK Google, Hey Google
Always On Yes Yes
Music Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeart Radio Google Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn
Audio Output No with Echo, Yes with Echo Dot Yes through Chromecast
Synced multiroom audio Yes Yes via GoogleCast
Smart Home control Philips Hue, LifX, Nest, EcoBee, SmartThings, Wink, WeMo, IFTTT and more Philips Hue, Nest, SmartThings, IFTTT
Customizable look No, but available in different colors Yes via interchangeable color plates
Personal Assistant functions Answers questions, calendar support, Amazon shopping lists, check flights, package tracking Google searches, calendar support, check flights, package tracking, daily briefings for a linked Google account
Other featured functions Thousands of "skills" available like book reader, phone tracker, food ordering, games, etc. YouTube TV casting via Chromecast


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