Voice Control

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

By Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2017 • Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Answering 4 Big Questions about Voice Control

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?

Google Assistant Now Built into Sony Android TVs

By Robert Archer · November 7, 2017 • The global electronics company Sony is adding the voice control Google Assistant feature to a selection of its Android 4K TV models.

Sonos One Review: Sonos Sound Gets Even Better with Alexa Built-In

By Chelsea Cafiero · October 18, 2017 • Sonos One is Play:1 with voice, Amazon Alexa with better sound, and Apple HomePod with a more pervasive voice assistant.

Sonos One with Alexa and Google Assistant, Plus ‘More Open’ API

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?

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

By Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2017 • Amazon's new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Josh.ai Micro Is Complete Voice-Controlled Home Automation Hub for Every Room

By Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2017 • CEDIA 2017: New voice-controllable Josh Micro features far-field microphones, speakers, sensors, digital dial, touch surfaces, and a complete home-automation processor for every room of the smart house. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

By Jason Knott · August 7, 2017 • Control4 data supports the notion that Amazon Alexa voice control does not hurt, but supports custom installation of smart home control systems.

CasaTunes Adds Voice Control for Multiroom Audio via Amazon Alexa

By Jordan O'Brien · August 2, 2017 • CasaTunes has announced support for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and other Alexa devices for its whole-house audio system as well as its DIY musicBox 6 servers.

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo Show: SnapAV Product Guru Reviews DIY Voice Assistants

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)

Josh.ai Voice Control Raises $11M in New Funding

By Jason Knott · July 7, 2017 • Smart home manufacturer Josh.ai raises $11 million in funds to launch its own hardware to go with its voice control system.

Does $73 Alibaba Tmall Signal End (or Beginning) of Voice Control?

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.

Amazon Echo Show Gets Smarter, Adds IC Realtime, Other Smart Home Camera Skills

By Robert Archer · June 22, 2017 • Amazon's smart home 'device with a screen' gains IC Realtime compatibility through ICMyCloud, along with other smart home security/surveillance camera feeds like August Home and Netgear.

Harman Embeds Far-Field Voice Control Technology

By Jason Knott · June 20, 2017 • Harman collaborates with Conexant System to add voice technology solutions to its consumer electronics and automotive products.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Voice Control Brands

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.

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