If you're going to SLU, get used to hearing Alexa. A lot. If you want to opt out, all you do is unplug the device, finish the year and return the Echo Dot.
43 million adults in the US are now estimated to own at least one smart speaker. And people are using their smart speakers to buy more stuff.
The fourth annual edition of the Amazon Prime Day festival of deals will run for a record 36 hours, including more than a million global discounts.
You no longer need an invitation to be able to buy the Amazon Echo Look hands-free camera and "style assistant with Alexa" in the US.
The overall market grew a fair bit with the most improvement coming from Google. Still, it's Amazon that's pummeling Apple.
If it wasn't already abundantly clear, suppliers and analysts have confirmed Apple's HomePod struggles in a Bloomberg report, with sales significantly below internal expectations.
It's being called an "intercom" mode, though it really acts as more of a public announcement system made of Echo speakers.
But with only just over a third of US households having a smart speaker, how does the market grow from here? Kantar Worldpanel has a few thoughts.
If you thought the $349 HomePod was expensive, it turns out Apple spends a lot to make its first-ever smart speaker, which makes profit margins pretty thin.
Surveys conducted by Edison Research and NPR say that 36 million adults in the US own a smart speaker powered by assistants from Google or Amazon. Alexa, presumably because of its two-year head start, has a big lead here.
Reportedly put on hold a little while back, Samsung's (not so) secret Bixby smart speaker project is advancing, eyeing for a launch in 2018's first half.
You can stream your favorite tunes on Amazon Music Unlimited and have Echo smart speakers shipped to a bunch of new global territories.
So many deals, so little time. But if it's just a few clicks away anyways, you can take a little time to do a little research. We have it all in one place.
Trivia night at the bar may get a revamp if this gets popular. Echo Buttons will work with most any Echo speaker from Amazon.
Got an iRobot vacuum you want to sell? Or perhaps a Google or Amazon speaker that you want to buy at a discount used? Swappa is working its way in.
If you're in the market for an "all-new" Amazon Echo smart speaker, why not get the PRODUCT(RED) limited edition and support a good cause?
The Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot are coming into Canada December 5 with introductory pricing from today for those who pre-order.
Amazon already has a great Music Unlimited Black Friday deal available for new subscribers, with many discounted Echo and Fire devices also on the way.
If you can't wait a little while longer for Moto Z, ZTE Blade V8 Pro or Huawei Watch 2 Black Friday deals, the LG V20 is discounted today at Newegg.
If you're looking for a decent discount on a 9.7-inch iPad, various Amazon gear or Google Home Mini, Staples is the place to go this Black Friday.
Best Buy has more Black Friday 2017 deals incoming than we can handle, so it's certainly nice that hundreds of discounts are also offered early.
Get your Black Friday 2017 shopping lists ready, because Target is cooking up a massive sale on everything from iPhones to iPads to smart speakers.
Echo speakers were only the first step in Amazon's ambitious smart home offensive, with the new Cloud Cam and Key platform representing the next level.