Google Home is starting to rapidly gain territory in the technological market, shadowing Amazon’s Echo with features such as contextual conversations. However, no matter how swiftly Google Home slides an image on the living room smart TV, it can’t exceed Amazon’s greatness, not yet at least.
If you’re the kind of person looking for a Jarvis-like voice assistant, then Amazon’s Alexa is the right choice for you. Amazon’s device is capable of rendering a perfect read of any Kindle book, or play any of Audible’s audiobooks.
Google Home doesn’t feature such an option, although some fans were expecting a variation on Alexa’s storytelling capacity, especially since Google Play Books come with an automatic Read Aloud feature.
Alexa users can ask the voice assistant to order items from Amazon or other similar websites. When placing the order, the AI remembers its details, the user being able to ask, at any times, where the package is or when it will be delivered.
When asking Google Home to track an order, the AI responds that it can’t perform that task, “yet.” Seeing as Google Assistant is already able to comply with this request, it’s just a matter of time until the Home version will be able to accurately pinpoint the location on an incoming package.
Listening to Music
While the capacity to read a book aloud or track an order online is significant, access to certain music streaming websites can be a deal-breaker.
Amazon’s services cover Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music and Prime Music. Google Home, obviously, can’t stream Amazon Music and Prime Music, but it does feature YouTube and Google Play Music alongside all the others.
Amazon’s Alexa wins this round, too, as the Amazon Echo Dot, which is cheaper and smaller than the Echo, can be placed in various key points of the house without emptying a bank account. Moreover, the Amazon Tap allows users to take Alexa with them, anywhere they go.
Even if portability is not Google Home’s strong suit, yet, the device is still fresh on the market, the possibility of third-party developers integrating the voice assistant in their devices being high.
The fight between Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant is tight, some customers preferring the first for her portability or reading capacities, while other choose the latter because it comes with the promise of improved functions and AI responsiveness.
Which one did you choose?
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