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Amazon may have had a head start with the Amazon Echo but with the launch of the Google Home, Apple HomePod and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Home, the other tech giants are quickly catching up.

Click here to read more about the Amazon Echo vs. Google Home.

For Amazon, Google and other smart speakers to answer your questions on demand, they have 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 Amazon Echo Dot Google Home Google Home Mini Apple HomePod Sonos One
Price
$100.00
$50.00
$99.00
$49.00
$299.00
$199.00
Voice Commands
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wake Word
Alexa, Echo, Amazon or Computer
Alexa, Echo, Amazon or Computer
OK Google, Hey Google
OK Google, Hey Google
Siri
Alexa, Echo, Amazon, Computer, OK Google, Hey Google
Always On
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Music
Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, SiriusXM, and more
Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, SiriusXM, and more
Google Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, more
Google Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, more
Apple Music, others with AirPlay app
Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, more
Synced multiroom audio
Yes
Yes
Yes via GoogleCast
Yes via GoogleCast
Yes with AirPlay
Yes
Smart Home control
Philips Hue, LifX, Nest, EcoBee, SmartThings, Wink, WeMo, IFTTT and more
Philips Hue, LifX, Nest, EcoBee, SmartThings, Wink, WeMo, IFTTT and more
Philips Hue, Nest, SmartThings, IFTTT
Philips Hue, Nest, SmartThings, IFTTT
Yes with the Home app
Limited
Customizable look
No, but available in different colors
No, but available in different colors
Yes via interchangeable color plates
Yes via interchangeable color plates
No, but available in different colors
No, but available in different colors
Personal Assistant functions
Answers questions, calendar support, Amazon shopping lists, check flights, package tracking, and more
Answers questions, calendar support, Amazon shopping lists, check flights, package tracking, and more
Google searches, calendar support, check flights, package tracking, daily briefings for a linked Google account, more
Google searches, calendar support, check flights, package tracking, daily briefings for a linked Google account, more
Reminders, calendar, more
Timer, manage smart devices, more
Other featured functions
Tens of thousands of “skills” available like Audible book reader, hands-free calls, and more
Tens of thousands of “skills” available like Audible book reader, hands-free calls, and more
YouTube TV casting via Chromecast, more
YouTube TV casting via Chromecast, more
Weather, messages, control smart home devices, more
Audible book reader, more

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