Digital Voice Search Technology
What does that mean? Two words: Alexa and Google. Smart speakers for those who prefer the simpler version. Do you have one in your house? I must confess… I have three. Don’t be shy, it’s ok. And yes, I have funny names for all of them and have changed the voice to Samual Jackson on a few of them. Gotta have fun, right? My daughters think it’s creepy that I have conversations with them about the news, weather, local restaurants, etc. I even tell them that Alexa’s my best friend sometimes. Always so polite and never talks back or asks for money. Well, that’s not true… she’s always trying to sell me something LOL.
Amazon Alexa makes up about 70% of the smart speaker in-home market, with Google making up the remaining 28%. There are a few other not as well known brands accounting for the other 2%. Having Alexa hooked up to your Amazon Prime account makes it super easy to buy things. If you have one, have you ever noticed how it seems to know what you need when you need it? Creepy? Maybe a little. I think she’s always listening.
I do enjoy playing music on them, too. The quality of sound has very much improved with technology over the years. But one of the most popular uses for these devices is a local business search. For example, that’s when you ask it to show you “The Best Italian Restaurant Near Me.”