With the upcoming release of the Apple HomePod, many people are excited about the potential of Apple entering the smart speaker market. Whether you are an existing Amazon Echo user or someone who hasn’t yet tested the waters and is ready to see which product is right for your home, the Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo promises to be a battle of two industry giants (along with the Google Home). While we wait for the release of the Apple HomePod, we decided to dive into the specs to see what features and functions differentiate it from the Echo, and determine if the promise is enough to convert existing Echo users to the HomePod.
When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, the two names in the game the stand above the rest are Beats and Bose. That is why we wanted to see which product, the Beats Pill vs Bose Soundlink, would prove the be the superior portable speak and declared “the best portable Bluetooth speaker on the market.”
Smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo aren’t the engine that makes smart homes go, but they are one of the most critical components to having a complete smart home. If there is one piece you want to add to your home to begin adding smart home elements to it, you NEED to start with the smart speaker. Smart speakers not only play music and tell you the weather when you ask, but they can sync with nearly every smart device on the planet and allow you to control everything without anything more than your voice. If you want to unlock the door because your kid is coming home in a few minutes, simply tell Alexa to unlock your smart lock. If you want to turn on the cool air, both Google Home and Amazon Echo can sync with your Nest thermostat and lower the temperature. But before you decide on which is right for your home, first let’s look at what makes them different.