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Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Performance, Design, Sound & Compatibility

by Jaslene Marie / Apr 08, 2017 08:40 AM EDT
Google Home VS Amazon Echo

Now that home speaker is more popular than ever, it's just wise for people to compare brands before buying anything. In terms of Amazon Echo and Google Home, the competition is pretty stiff. Nevertheless, there are various differences between Home and Echo that can help people decide which one is a better fit for them.

Amazon Alexa And Google Home: Performance

When it comes to performance, there are different experiments online that show how Alexa compares to Home. For instance, an experiment by Forbes has confirmed that Google Home is able to answer more questions correctly compared to Amazon Alexa. It was said the Home's intensive Google search and Chromecast abilities give it a powerful edge over Alexa. Amazon's masterpiece, on the other hand, may be useful in some things like TV guides, but overall, it may still need to acquire more skills.

Nevertheless, when it comes to app compatibility, Amazon does take home the crown with a supposed 130 apps supported by Echo and Alexa. Google Home is still in its early stages when it comes to this part.

Amazon Echo And Google Home: Physical Traits

When it comes to design, the battle is practically between a black or white cylindrical Amazon Echo or the Google Home with a capacitive display, wineglass-inspired shape, and swappable shells. When it comes to sound, the Amazon Echo is likewise a bit more basic than the Google Home. Echo is a single speaker that has one tweeter and one woofer. The Home speaker, on the other hand, has a high-excursion driver with dual passive radiator. Google said that these will allow for crystal clear highs and deep lows. The Home also has a bonus trait wherein it can also be synced together or control other speakers, Mirror UK reported.

Amazon Echo And Google Home: Prices

The Amazon Echo was introduced with a price tag of $180. The Google Home, on the other hand, is a tad cheaper at $130. People can get the Echo at Argos, PC World, Currys among other stores. It is likewise available from Amazon. The Google Home, on the other hand, can also be bought from different stores including Argos, John Lewis and more.

Amazon Echo And Google Home: Conclusions

As a conclusion, both Echo and Home have something to offer. People just need to choose based on their specific needs. When it comes to performance, Home could beat Alexa, but when it comes to compatibility, Alexa is way ahead of Home.

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