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Amazon Echo vs Google Home: The Key Differences

Amazon Echo vs Google Home

It's the battle of the digital home assistants: Amazon Echo vs Google Home. We've had a look at both to see which is worth your money

It’s Amazon Echo vs Google Home in the battle of the voice assisted speakers! Who will come out on top?

The Amazon Echo first launched in 2014 and is right now the must-have voice-controlled assistant to have in your home. It’s the perfect virtual home assistant that plays music, answers questions, reads audiobooks, reports news, traffic and weather, provides sports scores and schedules using the Alexa Voice Service. It can also control compatible smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others.

However, there’s a new kid on the block as the Google Home launched in the UK back in April. For the most part it functions similarly to the Amazon Echo, though the major difference being that it’s powered by the Google Assistant. Does that give it an advantage over the Echo? It stands to reason that a digital assistant made by the world’s most powerful search engine would be better at answering questions and other queries.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the virtual home assistants? We’ve had a look at both the Amazon Echo and Google Home to see how they measure up and what the key differences between them are:

 

Amazon Echo vs Google Home
  • Google Home
  • Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo
  • Google Home
  • Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo
  • Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo
  • Google Home
    Google Home

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