The best device for your smart home depends on your needs, the gadgets you already have and the services you already use.
However, it is essential to have as much information as you can about each device before purchasing it and be finally satisfied with your choice.
Let’s get started…
If you care a lot about intelligent home control devices or if you’re an Amazon Prime user, Amazon Echo is the best choice right now.
Besides the excellent sound, Amazon Echo is much better than Google Home due to the interconnecting capabilities with other devices, and the ability to play the most listened songs through high-quality sound.
In addition to the functions already installed, Amazon Echo adds a list of “skills” that allow him to order pizza, order a taxi, etc. Not all of these skills are useful, but from our point of view, they do much more by voice command than Google Home. Echo is not a personal computer, but an Amazon assistant that continually improves when the software is updated.
This device has the advantage of Google’s web search and voice control, as well as the benefit of managing multiple Google accounts in the same time. When used with more than one account, the device recognizes users by voice.
Overall, it provides more detailed answers than Echo, but in the daily use, there are no performance improvements. An example is that you can check your calendar, but you can’t add any events to your schedule.
The most significant advantage of Google Home is its ability to serve as a controller for the Chromecast Multiroom Audio System. This means you can use voice commands to play the same song in multiple synchronized speakers from different rooms of your home.
And here are the most important difference between Amazon Echo and Google Home:
- Streaming Support
Amazon Echo: Accepts streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Prime Music, Audible Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Google Home: is limited to Google Play, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube.
- Speaker Quality
Amazon Echo: Voice sounds more natural and easier to understand. For better sound, you need to buy an Echo Dot and connect a right speaker. However, Echo is heard louder than Home thanks to his omnidirectional speaker.
Google Home: has richer and more bass sound, but the voice is more unclear than the Echo.
- Voice Control
Google Home: Of course, Google being the most sophisticated and efficient search engine, Home has an edge because it responds much more clearly to a wider variety of questions.
Amazon Echo: On the other hand, Echo is a little behind regarding answering questions and their variety, but being based on third-party applications that can fill the gaps, it will continually improve.
- Personal Assistant
Both devices are good assistants when it comes to verifying real-time traffic, downloading Wikipedia information, finding a nearby restaurant, setting the alarm, and more. However, it seems that Echo is supporting much more services than Home.
Which one to choose?
Ultimately, both are excellent options and it depends on what you need to use them for to know where to go. Echo is better for integrating smart homes with multiple devices, has better speakers and integrates with many services through Alexa Skills, but Google’s extensive Home search knowledge is far beyond its rival, and the Amazon Echo will probably never get it.
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