Holiday Shoppers’ Top Choices Are Amazon Echo And Bose Smart Speaker


Price cut on smart speakers is expected as ‘Black Friday’ approaches. Amazon Echo seems to be the popular choice with 27% people from a survey of 1,500 internet users voting for it.

The next choice was Bose for 26% users in the survey. The choice of Bose serves well for Amazon yet again as Amazon’s Alexa voice control is integrated with Bose’s smart speakers- the Bose Home Speaker 500.

The survey also revealed Google Home as the third choice of users with 19% users opting for it followed by Apple HomePod  for 10% users, Sonos for 5% users, 5% users wanting to by JBL and the remaining 6% users were found to have no interest in a smart speaker.

In order to compete with Amazon’s Echo Show, Google decided to bulk up its Home lineup with Show’s equivalent namely Google Home Hub. At a $50 discount, Home Hub will cost about $99 at retailer such as Walmart and Target along with other discounts on Home Mini and Google Home as well.

From Nov. 22 the new Echo Show of Google will be offered at a $50 discount as well; costing $179.99, however the second- generation Echo won’t have a big discount compared to the other deals planned by Google.

Sonos One speaker of Sonos and Beam soundbar work on Alexa support like Bose. By 2019, Google Assistant support will be released as well.


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