Everyone wants to make their home smarter with smart speakers, but which one is best? You will find many command tools available in the market. With these tools, you can command with your voice to set up an alarm, what’s the weather today, or sending a text, etc. Some of the personal assistants like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa are complex hardware and programming that understand your voice and speech rate, people’s intentions and a lot more.
Smart speakers or AI speakers like Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Google Home make your work easier through your voice commands. You can easily command your smart speakers to play a song, call your friends or family members, switch on/off home lights, play new, etc. Now, with all the options available, you still think which one is best among these three Smart speakers? Don’t worry, we have compared these three Smart speakers with all specs and features, Have a look!
Apple HomePod Vs Google Home Vs Amazon Echo
1. Apple HomePod
Apple HomePad is one of the newest smart speakers among Google Home and Amazon echo. This device is set up with Siri and other Apple smart devices. This smart speaker was launched in the US back in 2017 and about to launch in India as well. HomePod comes with seven speakers(tweeter) and a dedicated woofer setup (for custom amplifier) as well. With the superior sound quality, you can command Siri from anywhere (like from a room or living area) and she will hear your voice commands. Some of the Pros and Cons of Apple HomePod are:
- Built-in Apple Music integration
- High fidelity audio quality
- Apple’s focus on privacy
- Compatible with HomeKit
- Ambient Siri for digital assistant
- Only compatible with Apple devices
- No Bluetooth compatibility
- No Alexa or Google Assistant
- Need to AirPlay other music streaming services
Apple HomePod is designed for those who truly love their music. One of the best high-fidelity audio and Smart Siri integration makes this AI speaker special. You can Buy Apple HomePod from the official website or click here.
2. Google Home
One of the most iconic smart speakers from Google. This device enables users to speak through voice commands to interact through Google Assistant. You can use this smart speaker in a house with third-party integrated service which allows users to control playback of photos and videos, listen to music or receive any new updates through Google Assistant. Google Home (Google Nest devices) has integrated support for home automation through which you can control your home appliances(smart) with your voice command. Some of the Pros and Cons of Google Home are:
- Can cast a video to your TV, identify differently voices, cast audio to multiple devices.
- Supports Google Play Music and YouTube Music.
- Ability to answer all questions and pretty good sound quality.
- Customizable appearance and Aesthetic design.
- Bluetooth audio streaming and works with Spotify accounts.
- Can’t read or send emails and messages.
- Firmware and features updates are not available to all regions.
- Lags in third-party support when compared to Amazon Echo.
- Lacks physical buttons on the top of the device and doesn’t have an audio out port.
- No intercom feature and doesn’t hear from a distance too.
Google Home is designed for those who want to make free, voice-activated telephone calls and want to cast ant videos and audio. Buy Google Home from the official website or click here.
3. Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) is a highly affordable smart speaker as compare to Apple HomePod and Google Home. With decent audio quality and 360-degree speakers (Dolby-digital), Alexa is pretty capable in digital assistant and fully integrated with your Amazon account. This device is compatible with all smartphones and smart home devices like controlling your home smart lights, music streaming services, etc. Command Alexa to play music and tell her to play music from different music streaming services includes Apple and Amazon music, add items to your shopping list and many more. Some of the Pros and Cons of the Amazon Echo are:
- Integrates with your Amazon account
- Compatible with iOS and Android
- Works with Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc. with skills
- Very affordable
- Lets you call and message others
- Privacy concerns
- Audio quality is not as good compared to HomePod and Google Home
- Apple services are not built-in
If you want a decent smart speaker with a lot of compatibility and non- Apple services, then Amazon Echo third generation is best for you. Buy Amazon Echo third generation for the official website or click here.
|Apple HomePad||Google Home||Amazon Echo|
|Music Support||Apple Music||Google Play Music, Spotify Premium, YouTube Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn||Amazon Music, Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify Premium, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Audible|
|Multi-room||Yes with AirPlay 2||Yes with Chromecast Audio||Yes, with multiple Echo speakers|
|Smart Home & third-party support||Yes, through HomeKit only||Yes||Yes|
|Microphones||6 far-field +
1 low-frequency calibration microphone
|2 far-field||7 far-field|
|Speakers||7x tweeter + woofer||2-inch driver + 2x 2-inch passive radiators||0.6-inch tweeter + 2.5-inch woofer|
(Bluetooth currently unknown)
|Bluetooth & Wi-Fi||Bluetooth & Wi-Fi|
|Dimensions and Weight||172 x 142mm
|142.8 x 96.4mm
|148 x 88mm
Since the above three are best in smart speakers and I will go with Google Home(personally) as Google is better sounding and great compatibility with all smartphones despite these two (Apple HomePod and Amazon Echo). Google home is easily customizable and easy to use with Chromecast as well. If you want a decent one in terms of price and sound, then the Amazon Echo is best. And if you are very much concerned about the privacy, Apple HomePod will deliver beyond your expectations.
Above are the best smart speakers or AI speakers for you. If you would like to own one, which one you will buy? Will you be happy with your purchase? Let us know or mentioned in the comments section below.