The world around us is ever changing, and that is certainly the case with home electronics and artificial intelligence. Two recent examples of these innovations include Google Home & Amazon Alexa.
- Google Home: $130. Responds to voice commands and always listening.Wake word Ok, Google. Can stream music from Google Play Music, Youtube Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn. Smart home partnerships; Nest, SmartThings, Philips Hue, IFTTT. Connect to stereo systems with Chromecast
- Amazon Alexa: $180. Responds to voice commands and is always listening. Wake words; Alexa, Echo, or Amazon. Music streaming options; Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, various others. Smart home partnerships; Nest Ecobee, SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, Lifx, Big Ass Fans, IFTTT, and other devices thru the use of “skills”
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