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Apple announced synced multiroom audio as a feature of iOS 11 Yes, to any Google Cast device No Personal assistant highlights News briefings, language translation, weather, traffic info, set reminders, play podcasts Search Google, get a personalized daily briefing, check traffic, check your calendar, make a shopping list, check flight status, track a package Add items to calendar, get a news briefing, check traffic, check the weather, make a shopping list, make a to do list, set reminders, check flight status, track a package Other features Send messages, plus we'll inevitably find out lots more in the months ahead Cast to your TV with Chromecast, launch and control YouTube or Netflix via Chromecast Order a pizza, play a game, arrange an Uber pickup.
Echo has an ever-growing list of thousands of skills and counting Seizing an opening -- how the HomePod could win Neither the Amazon Echo or the Google Home fared particularly well on our sound tests during their reviews.
Both devices sound fine for casually listening to music, but we heard distortion from both of them at high volume levels. In short, if you're particular about fidelity, he doesn't recommend either.
If you believe Apple's pitch, HomePod promises to free the smart speaker from audio mediocrity. Here's the space grey version. Both will wake up when you say "Hey Siri. The HomePod will feature: We won't know how well the HomePod actually sounds until we get a chance to test it in a controlled environment this December.
The room-adapting sound seems particularly cool, but I wonder if it will make a tangible difference to an average listener. Up close with Apple's HomePod speaker 0: The regular Echo offers Bluetooth.
The Google Home can cast audio to any Chromecast-enabled device or any speaker with a Chromecast streamer plugged into it. After a couple of years, the Echo has amassed more than 10, third-party skillsessentially apps that allow it to do everything from order a pizza to call you a cab. The always-listening Echo also revolutionized the smart home.
Prior to the Echo, setting up a family-friendly connected home was a nightmare. You often had to shuffle multiple apps to control different types of devices, and adding family members to those apps was a whole other headache.
The Echo made controls simple. Just talk to the Echo's assistant Alexa and say, "Alexa, turn off my living room lights," and that was it.
Anyone in the family could control a wealth of compatible products without having to shuffle permissions or apps. You just had to be within shouting distance of the Echo. The Echo has more devices on the way, including this Echo Show with a screen.
Amazon Apple already has an established smart home platform called HomeKit that works with Siri and your smart home. In theory, that platform will allow the HomePod to hit the ground running with connected controls, but Amazon keeps expanding what Alexa and the Echo can do.
Right now, Amazon's list of compatible products is much more impressive than Apple's. Developers also have to jump through an extra hoop to work with HomeKit -- all HomeKit devices need to have a special MFi chip installed for security.
That requirement has forced major smart home developers such as August and Ecobee to create specific HomeKit versions of their devices.
For smaller developers, that might prove a lofty barrier to entry.Apple Special Event March 27, Watch the live event and see how we’re helping teachers ignite the creativity in every student.
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