Google Assistant coming to Sonos speakers in the U.S. next week
Sonos is ready to launch Google Assistant to its smart speakers. The feature is arriving next week and it will initially only be available in the U.S.
Qualcomm’s more power-efficient chip for smart speakers debuts
The semiconductors company is bringing out new silicon for what it calls the “second generation” of smart speakers. What does it entail?
Samsung makes the Bixby speaker known as Galaxy Home
It turned out that Samsung used 160 of these smart speakers to power the presentation at its venue. But sound isn’t the only asset this speaker has.
$20 BOGO discount for a pair of Google Home Mini speakers
Two Google Home Mini speakers used to cost $98. Then they cost $78. Now, they’re only going to cost $58. That matches the all-time low price on the smart speaker.
Google Home Mini goes $10 off list, while two-packs score $40 discounts
You have until May 13 to purchase a Google Home Mini smart speaker from the search giant’s US e-store at $39 instead of $49, or you can get two units in exchange for just $58.
Error -6722 stopping you from setting up your HomePod? Here’s what to do
Consider uninstalling and than reinstalling the Home app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It might need a good refresh in its scenes and accessories.
Custom hot phrases allowed in future update to Google app
“Hey, Google,” “OK, Google,” “Yo, Google?” Perhaps soon enough with a roll-out of a new feature for Google Assistant to be updated through the Google app.
Lenovo Smart Display and JBL Link View challenge Amazon’s Echo Show with Google Assistant
Four companies are officially partnering with Google on “smart displays” with integrated Google Assistant functionality, including Lenovo and JBL.
High-end Google Home Max officially starts selling in the US at $399
Unveiled more than two months ago, the Apple HomePod-rivaling Google Home Max is finally up for grabs stateside, at least from Best Buy.
28 new countries around the world get Amazon Music Unlimited and Echo devices
You can stream your favorite tunes on Amazon Music Unlimited and have Echo smart speakers shipped to a bunch of new global territories.
Google Home Mini crashes at high volumes
If you want to rock out with the Google Home Mini, you should be able to do so. But nope, some users find their device crashing.
Alibaba’s Tmall Genie is the latest China-only Amazon Echo copycat, and it’s extra-cheap
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has taken the wraps off a domestic-focused smart speaker inspired by the Echo, dubbed Tmall Genie.
HP’s Cortana speaker gets its first ‘visual representation’, also revealing an infuriating ‘feature’
We still have no name, price, release date or real-life pics for HP’s upcoming smart Cortana speaker, but we know it connects to Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft signs HP and Intel to help with Cortana devices, AI’s Skills Kit now open to more devs
Forget the Surface Pro 5 or Windows phones. Microsoft seems fully committed to make Cortana its next big thing, with public skills and HP devices.
Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker with Cortana goes official ahead of ‘fall’ launch
Cortana’s standalone device is called the Harman Kardon Invoke, discreetly unveiled on the company’s official website as a premium Amazon Echo rival.
Apple’s Siri-powered Echo rival could break cover at WWDC with iOS and Beats technology
Apple’s long awaited answer to Amazon’s fast-growing Echo family of smart speakers is reportedly in the final stages of pre-release preparation.
Microsoft’s Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker is likely around the corner, with Spotify and Pandora support
You’ll be able to “invoke” the Microsoft-endorsed Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker by talking to Cortana, and stream Spotify or Pandora music.