Apple announced it will launch its HomePod smart speaker on February 9.
The HomePod is very similar to the popular Amazon Echo and Google Home devices, but is powered gby Apple’s voice assistant, Siri.
Siri leaves much to be desired compared to other virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant, which may impact the HomePod experience.
Apple’s long awaited attack in the smart speaker wars is coming February 9.
The $350 Apple HomePod will work very similarly to the popular Google Home and Amazon Echo devices: Once you plug the speaker into a wall and connect it to your WiFi network, a virtual assistant — in this case, Siri — can answer all of your questions and commands, from getting the weather to playing music to controlling the various smart devices in your home.
Having owned an Amazon Echo for more than two years, I can easily recommend a smart speaker for anyone and everyone; it will really change the way you live. That said, I have some concerns about the HomePod.
Speaking from personal experience, the success of these physical smart-speakers is almost completely dependent on the strength of the virtual assistant that lives inside them. And Siri, despite being the first …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology