Apple’s HomePod has been available for less than two weeks, but an early survey from Loup Ventures aims to show its penetration into the smart speaker market. According to the survey, HomePod has captured 3 percent of the market in its early days of availability… more…
A new survey from Gene Munster's Loup Ventures found 89 percent of smart speaker owners are satisfied with their device, but despite coming packed with virtual assistant technology, most use the to play music or check the weather.
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Apple may be the new kid on the block in the smart speaker market, but one of its competitors might soon attempt to steal its thunder with hardware of its own. This week, MusicAlly spotted several new job listings on Spotify's website...Show More Summary
Today, we’ve got a wonderful example of our favorite kind of speculation — conclusions drawn from job openings! They don’t say anything concrete, but hey, that company can’t be hiring for that position for no reason, right? Well, music...Show More Summary
It seems like every new wireless speaker on the market comes with a voice assistant now. Since 2014, when Amazon announced the Echo, the idea of a smart speaker has taken the gadget world by storm. Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the release of the HomePod, leaving us to wonder which smart speaker is the best smart speaker. Show More Summary
A series of job listings suggests that Spotify could be looking to get into the hardware game, possibly with a smart speaker of its own to compete with the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home.
We already know about the Apple HomePod and Sonos One, but Google's largest smart speaker also failed our test.
Smart speakers are one of the new frontiers in consumer technology, and Spotify might be working its own. Musically spotted an ad placed by Spotify for an Operations Manager for Hardware Product. “Spotify is on its way to creating its...Show More Summary
Multiple job listings confirm Spotify’s hardware ambitions.
From a job posting on Spotify's website, we can extrapolate that the company is building its own hardware unit, most likely a smart speaker.
Just like smart speakers, you can command these devices with your voice. Even better, they can use their screens to help illustrate their replies.
The home of the future, we are assured, will be swarming with tiny sensors: security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, speakers, and everything else. Few need to be running all the time — but how do you wake them up when they’re needed if they’re off in the first place? Ultrasound. Read More
The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here now, it can be hard to cut through the various narratives surrounding the options out there and pick a winner. Now...Show More Summary
The smart speaker race has intensified since Apple threw its hat in the ring with HomePod, but a new competitor may be entering the fray — and it could be a game-changer. Based on a series of job postings, it appears Spotify is making...Show More Summary
Spotify could be gearing up to take on Apple's HomePod with its own competing smart speaker or other hardware, after new job advertisements for the music streaming service reveal it is looking for employees to set up the manufacturing process for its first physical products.