By Dan Allen · May 11, 2018 • Chromecast with Google Home voice control is gaining ground as an option to other streaming audio platforms such as AirPlay, Bluetooth, Play-Fi and proprietary services.
By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster -- Google Home -- shortly after Sonos joins the group.
By Robert Archer · March 20, 2018 • The Leon Horizon Interactive Fit soundbar incorporates AV storage space that is concealed by a custom grill that matches the width of the TV screen it sits next to as part of an AV installation.
By Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2018 • KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.
By Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017 • In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology ('the fog') and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (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 Rodney Bosch · November 7, 2017 • Here's the reality of DIY security and home automation, with some research and musings by Rodney Bosch of CE Pro's sister publication Security Sales & Integration.
By Julie Jacobson · October 16, 2017 • The security and home-automation industries grapple with new technologies and business models today and in the near future -- insurtech, closed vs. open ecosystems, and cloud vs. local integration, to name a few.
By Julie Jacobson · October 4, 2017 • New Sonos One speaker becomes home-automation hub with six-mic array and Alexa voice control; Google Assistant comes in 2018. Plus, a more “open” API?
By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2017 • Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · August 11, 2017 • In a "significant move," Google and Nest unite at CEDIA 2017, the show for smart-home pros; Alphabet companies to demo IoT security, comfort, Wi-Fi networking, voice control, home automation, and channel engagement. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2017 • SnapAV’s G. Paul Hess, who has a house full of DIY and pro-oriented home-automation products, shares opinions on Google Home, Amazon Alexa and the new Echo Show, plus a few words on Siri. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
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 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.