Alternative products to Apple HomePod

14 alternative and related products to Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod
The new home entertainment system by Apple
14 Alternatives to Apple HomePod

Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

Google Home is your home assistant, controlled by your voice. You can ask whatever is on your mind from playing some music, or just a curious question to some hands-free shopping. It will be glad to assist you and your needs. It comes in three different sizes and four colors to match your interior and pairs with your smart home.

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Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@brianroemmele thinks Voice First gifts will be in the top 5 Mother's Day gifts: https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmel... You can see that Target ad for some other ideas.
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
I know you already have a Google Home, but I'm adding it here for others. :) Most smart home gadgets can now be controlled by voice using an Amazon Echo or Google Home. For example, to control your Philips Hue lightbulbs, you can say "Hey Google, turn on the lights". Although the Echo has more integrations than Google Home does, I find that Google Assistan… See more
Kevin Lou
Kevin Lou- experience @ Italic
It also doesn't hurt that it looks great! The Google Home is as visible or invisible as you want it to be.
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The Verge
Apple Music is coming to Google Home, according to Google's own iOS app for managing its smart speakers. A MacRumors reader first noticed that the Google Home app now lists Apple Music as a service that can be integrated, although the ability is currently non-functional.
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Echo Show is a new take of a smart speaker, it gives you everything that Alexa had to offer but now with a big benefit - it comes with a display! Now Alexa can show you things. You can make video calls, read, watch videos and so many more things that upgrade your quality of life!

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Reviewed.com Smarthome
The Echo Show is the first of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices to feature a screen, and to be honest, it's pretty darn cool. While the Show may be the most expensive* of the Echo lineup, ringing in at $229.99, it includes a slew of features and skills you can't get from the other Echo devices, thanks to the 7-inch touchscreen and camera.
The Telegraph
It wasn't supposed to be like this. The beauty - indeed, the whole point - of Amazon's Echo is that it doesn't have a screen. Alexa, the Echo's voice-controlled assistant, was the antidote to our screen-addled lives, allowing us to speak a command and have it done, instead of poking around in menus and apps.
The Ambient
Amazon has been gently expanding its lineup of its smart speakers and the Amazon Echo Show, with its 7-inch display, is the first Echo device to boast a screen. Because it has a display, the Amazon Echo Show can do things the other Echo devices can't.
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A self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker from Sonos

The Sonos One is Sonos's newest speaker, with Alexa integration and a powerful speaker for any home.

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The Verge
Sonos has a message for the Amazon Echos, Google Homes, and Apple HomePods of the world: not so fast. In an attempt to fend off the growing competition from companies trying to invade (and make smarter) its specialty of multi-room audio, today Sonos revealed an updated speaker, the Sonos One, with far-field microphones that allow it to work with digital assi… See more
TechCrunch
THe Sonos One is a new speaker designed from the ground-up for voice interaction via Alexa. The speaker is similar to the current home speakers Sonos sells but six internal microphones allow you to speak to the spaker without extra voice control hardware.
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Control your connected home in one view

Google Home Hub is a smart device with voice-controls for your home. View your calendar, listen to music, get cooking instructions, and much more.

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CNN
Google is releasing an updated version of its high-end Pixel phone packed with new camera tricks, a Chrome OS tablet and its first smart-screen device with Google Assistant.
Ars Technica
After launching Google Assistant Smart Display software earlier this year, Google now has first-party hardware to match: it just announced the Google Home Hub, for $149. The Home Hub is Google's answer to the Amazon Echo Show: it's basically a Google Home smart speaker with a display.
The Verge
Google has just announced the Home Hub at its fall hardware event, a new Google Assistant device that looks like it'll compete with products like Amazon's Echo Show and the newly announced Facebook Portal by adding a screen to its existing Google Home device lineup.
10 Alternatives to Google Home Hub

Combining Sony quality with the power of Google Assistant 👏

The LF-S50G combines Sony's high quality sound—from a 360° speaker system—with help from your Google Assistant.

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TechHive
Panasonic, Anker, and Mobovi aren't the only companies at IFA showing smart speakers with Google Assistant built in. Sony announced this morning that it will ship a $200 smart speaker in mid October. The Sony SF-S50G Wireless Speaker, which looks surprisingly like Apple's upcoming HomePod smart speaker, features a single full-range driver that fires up into … See more
Tech Advisor
Sony surprised many by announcing a new smart speaker at IFA 2017. It comes powered by the Google Assistant and we've taken a look so here's our Sony LF-S50G review. Smart speakers are all the rage right now following the lead of the Amazon Echo.
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Add AirPlay support to your Sonos speakers

AudioBridge adds AirPlay support to your Sonos speakers with an easy-to-use Mac menu bar app.

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John Hurliman
I'm releasing my first self-published app (outside of the Mac app store) today to bring AirPlay support to Sonos speakers. AudioBridge runs in the background on a macOS / OSX computer and provides...
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Sonos has released their first truly portable speaker

Sonos takes its first step out of the home with Sonos Move, a durable, battery-powered smart speaker for great sound indoors, outdoors, and on the go.

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CNBC
Sonos on Thursday announced the Sonos Move, its first portable speaker that can be taken outside. It can even survive the rain.
TechCrunch
This is the Sonos that many have no doubt been waiting for. With the Move, the premium audio company is finally getting into the portable bluetooth speaker market - but is doing so in a way that is decidedly Sonos. There are, of course, already plenty of Bluetooth speakers to choose from.
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A new smart, portable speaker from Bose

The Bose Portable speaker has up to 12 hours of battery life to last from morning to night with zero wires. Using Wi-Fi, just say the word — and a Bose proprietary voice pick-up system works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, both built-in

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The Verge
Bose just announced a surprise product: the Portable Home Speaker, a $349 speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that supports Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect. The new speaker looks a lot like a next-generation version of the company's SoundLink Revolve+ from 2017, with a similar conical design for 360-degree sound output and an in… See more
TechCrunch
Bose's portable speaker offerings have tended toward the cheaper end of the spectrum - bringing colorful competition for companies like JBL. With the dryly named Portable Home Speaker, however, the company looks to split the difference between portable and premium. And it's certainly priced for the...
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Versatile streaming component for your stereo or receiver

Connect Port to your traditional stereo to stream music and more. Enjoy control with the Sonos app or Apple AirPlay 2, and easily expand your sound system to more rooms.

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Pocket-lint
Sonos has announced the successor to its Connect Amp in a new device called Sonos Port. As with Connect Amp, Sonos Port enables traditional home audio equipment to be connected to a Sonos system and work alongside other Sonos speakers in the Sonos app.
TechCrunch
Sonos has a new addition to its ecosystem for connecting in your existing stereo and AV equipment, and for adding sound out and AirPlay 2 capabilities to existing speaker setups connected via an amplifier. It's the $399 Sonos Port, and it replaces one of the older existing devices in the Sono...
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