The arrival of voice assistants: Amazon and Google
Voice assistants are now available in more and more European countries. Here are some information about the voice assistants of Amazon and Google.
You could not miss the arrival of voice assistants, there are different advertisements on internet but also on television. The promise of these new assistants is to help you in your daily life by making things easier for you. They can think, remember for you… Smartphone app developer agency like us, are now working to develop apps using these voice assistants.
First, let’s talk about Amazon Alexa. Alexa is the voice assistant from Amazon. You can call the assistant Alexa but also “Echo” or just “Amazon”. Alexa can help you to play a song with Amazon Music or Spotify. Alexa can also be your alarm or your timer while you are cooking for example. Moreover, the assistant of Amazon can work with thousands devices: connected cameras, thermostats, robot vacuums, smart lights… Thanks to all these connections you can control your home with only one device. Alexa knows what do you buy on Amazon and can create suggestions for you. The assistant can also order a pizza for you, call or send a message to one of your contacts, if the contact has an Amazon assistant. In short, Alexa is your new partner to make your life easier. The assistant is also available on different HTC and Huawei phones.
Then, let’s talk about Google assistant. You just need to say “Hey google” or “Ok google”, to start the conversation with your assistant. Google home has the same functions that the Amazon assistant, you can play a song with Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube. The Google Home can talk with you about the weather, a cooking recipe… The assistant can also manage your home : lights, temperature, alarms, television thanks to Google Chromecast… The advantage of the Google Assistant is that the assistant knows you. Indeed, it is the same assistant on your Android phone. Google Home knows your schedule, your favorite apps, your favorite music, your itinerary to go to work… Thanks to Google Home, you are closer with your voice assistant, the assistant knows you really well. It is easier for the device to help you. The assistant can also help you to manage your apps : Google Home can close an app, talk about new apps, send a specific message… It is a new objective for the Android app developers to create apps using the voice assistant of Google.
Now, you just have to choose the best voice assistant for you!
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