Apple has unveiled the new Apple HomePod, its play into the smart speaker space that’s coming later this year for $349 (about £270 or AU$460). That’s a fair bit more expensive than the two leading speakers, the Amazon Echo and Google Home but, according to Apple, it has a few tricks that the other two can’t match.
So which of these three speakers deserve a spot on your mantle? We’ll break it down feature-by-feature in a second, but first let’s review what smart speakers are and why the three biggest tech companies in the world are making them.
Smart speakers are, by their definition, a Wi-Fi speaker taken to the extreme. Not only can they stream music directly from your phone or tablet, but they can grab streams of online music from popular services like Google Play Music and Amazon Prime Music. They’ve also got a smart assistant built-in.
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