Voice Search Babble – Volume Seven

John Campbell

Managing Director & Co founder

Voice Search Babble – Volume Seven

A bumper edition of the Voice Search Babble covering news in Voice Search for the past two months. A slightly different format for volume seven – splitting the news into four categories.

Industry Stats

Report claims that 16% of adults in the US own Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home –https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/01/13/report-claims-that-16-of-adults-in-the-us-own-amazons-echo-or-googles-home/

Use of Voice Search in public on the rise, according to 2018 study – https://www.searchenginejournal.com/use-voice-search-public-rise-according-2018-study/233883/

Google Home is catching up with Amazon Echo with 31% marketshare and huge holiday sales –


Google Home can link to specific Netflix profiles based on your voice – https://www.androidcentral.com/google-home-can-link-specific-netflix-profiles-based-your-voice

Google Home will now read your audiobooks to you –https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-home-will-now-read-your-audiobooks-to-you/

Google Home Mini 2 release date and specification rumours – https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/new-product/digital-home/google-home-mini-2-3671249/

Soon you won’t have to say ‘Hey Google’ to launch Google Assistant – https://lifehacker.com/soon-you-wont-have-to-say-hey-google-to-launch-google-a-1822563826 

Google Search results to give ‘diverse’ answers – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42886944

How to sleep easier with Google Home’s white noise feature – https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16973646/google-home-white-noise-ambient-sounds-how-to

The next version of Kodi will offer Google Assistant integration – https://www.techradar.com/news/the-next-version-of-kodi-will-offer-built-in-google-assistant

Alexa Amazon

Firm hopes to extend its market dominance further as Alexa-powered, 2.5in-screened smart speaker comes to UK – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/16/echo-spot-amazon-smart-speaker-alexa-clock

Amazon Echo goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month – https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/17/amazon-echo-goes-on-sale-in-australia-and-new-zealand-next-month/

You can now send SMS messages from an Amazon Echo – https://www.neowin.net/news/you-can-now-send-sms-messages-from-an-amazon-echo 

Alexa for Android gets voice commands, giving everyone an Echo  – http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/alexa-android-app-voice-3379260

And the great Superbowl advert for Alexa!


Apple Home Pod

Apple HomePod review: smart speaker edges Amazon and Google with stunning sound http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/apple-homepod-review-sonos-speakers-smart-siri-amazon-alexa-google-home-max-a8196921.html 

Eight reasons you should buy a Google Home Max instead of an Apple HomePod –http://uk.businessinsider.com/apple-homepod-vs-google-home-max-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

Apple HomePod sound quality trails Sonos One and Google Home Max – http://fortune.com/2018/02/12/apple-homepod-sonos-one-google-home/


Last but not least…


John Campbell

Managing Director & Co founder

John founded Rabbit & Pork as the fourth agency and Voice Experience arm of TIPi Group. John has developed and launched several Google Actions and Skills, presented at several voice events around the UK, spoken on the VUX podcast and authored multiple whitepapers.
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