By Robert Archer · December 7, 2017 • Futuresource research shows 4K TVs, set-top boxes and streamers from Roku, Apple, Amazon are widely accessible, but 4K content is sparse, and HDR suffers from lack of standards.
By Jason Knott · November 9, 2017 • How do CE pros make money with voice control like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and others, which one is best, and is it a service opportunity or service nightmare?
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 26, 2017 • Roomba maker iRobot has been collecting spacial mapping technologies as it vacuums and is now looking to share the data with Google, Apple or Amazon in the next couple of years.
By Jason Knott · July 5, 2017 • With debut of Alibaba Tmall Genie X1 smart speaker at just $73, the race to the bottom in voice control has officially started.
By Robert Archer · June 15, 2017 • Not surprisingly, Amazon’s Alexa dominates the voice control market, followed by Apple's Siri, Savant, Google and Comcast. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · June 13, 2017 • Apple now leads the category as Control4 pulls into a near dead heat with longtime commanding category leader URC for second place. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Chelsea Cafiero · June 9, 2017 • We're comparing Apple to oranges. Here's why Apple HomePod stands apart from its supposed competitors, Amazon, Google and Sonos.
By Jason Knott · June 8, 2017 • Savant Wally is new line of dedicated smart home control touchscreens in three different sizes with presence sensor technology.
By Jason Knott · June 5, 2017 • Targeting Sonos and Amazon Alexa, Apple HomePod aims to reinvent home music with $349 quality voice-controlled home audio speaker that also controls all HomeKit-connected devices.
By Robert Archer · June 2, 2017 • Kaleidescape reclaims the top position, followed by Autonomic, Sonos, Apple and Roku. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · June 2, 2017 • Sonos takes the winning spot by far. Making a big jump into the top five is Control4. Bose doubles its dealer share from the previous year and Apple triples its dealer representation to enter the leading five. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Jason Griffing · May 16, 2017 • GAFA's (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) entrance into the smart home market presents two big changes for integrators: more customers but less product revenue. Can you see the opportunity there?
By Robert Archer · April 10, 2017 • Control4 brings its fully automated 'Smart Design, Smart Living' Airstream to Boston's Seaport district, with voice control from Amazon Echo as well as lighting, audio, video, HVAC and security smart-home control.
By CE Pro Editors · February 24, 2017 • Brookfield Residential offers Lutron smart-home devices, Honeywell thermostats and voice control through Apple Siri.
By Jordan O'Brien · February 16, 2017 • Apple is reportedly testing a 4K Apple TV, but can it take on the likes of Amazon and Roku?