While Apple pioneered/begin/launch the idea/scheme of a smart voice-recognition personal assistant with the release of ‘Siri’ on iPhone or iPad, the past few years have seen this concept taken to the next/upcoming level with smart speakers from Apple, Google, and Amazon Alexa Echo. But which smart assistant is the best for you?
While Siri is primarily/fundamentally known as the personal assistant on the iPad and iPhone, Apple released its own smart speaker recently known as the ‘HomePod’. As a matter of fact, in the true Apple fashion, the HomePod is packed with superior sound and a price tag both. But the question is – is Siri up to the task?
- Excellent at performing tasks and keeping you organized. The Siri tie-in to the iOS ecosystem makes her a great assistant for iPhone and iPad owners.
- Sky-high/high-level potential now that ‘Apple’ has opened-up Siri to the third-party application that means she’ll be able to do even more for you in the future.
- Siri has contains most of the languages along with world-wide support.
- On the other hand, Siri is also available on a wider/larger range of smart WiFi-enabled devices when you include an Apple TV alongside iPhone, HomePod, and iPad support.
- Only works with Apple hardware, so if you don’t own an iPhone, iPad or HomePod, you are out of luck.
- Moreover, she works best within the Apple ecosystem as well, like loading up a music form an Apple Music subscription.
- While great at tasks, she’s not so great gathering information. She’s the worst at interpreting human speech patterns and often returns text on the screen rather than a voice answer.
- Limit the third-party features.
- In addition, Apple let developers to build their applications Siri-aware. But despite the fact that developers cannot program the applications into Siri directly as they can for Amazon Alexa for Alexa setup and Google Assistant.
- Almost non-existent shopping.
It’s no great surprise that the world’s leading search provider has an edge when it approaches to gather information from the internet/web and delivers it on command.
Additionally, front to Google Search – Google Assistant is far more than just voice-recognition.
Google Assistant Pros:
- By far the best at interpreting human speech and delivering information.
- Great for understanding the context of questions or queries.
- Quick follow-up for questions.
Google Assistant is available on the following:-
- And smart Bluetooth or normal speakers.
- Including availability on the iPad and iPhone via Google Assistant application.
- Makes shopping quite strong. Thanks to the Google Express.
- Third-party “actions” or applications help in extending the functionality and performance of Google Assistant.
Google Assistant Cons:
- Google Play music channels are lackluster if you don’t have a Google Play Music or YouTube Music subscription.
- Switching to Pandora will be easy through Google Assistant.
- On the other hand, the Google Assistant let the third-party developers to produce skills. As a matter of fact, it still lags behind Amazon Alexa Echo in this regard.
When it comes to voice assistants Google and Apple both beat Amazon to the market. Actually, when it released Alexa Amazon defined/describe the smart speaker.
Moreover, A voice assistant for a speaker is completely different than one for a smartphone or a smart device. There is no screen all communications are done with voice.
Amazon Alexa Pros
- She can do the most for you.
- Google Assistant or Siri it has more third-party skills.
- Best for online shopping.
- As long as you shop on Amazon – it’s no surprise that an Amazon Prime and Alexa membership go hand-in-hand.
- Free music almost.
- While the music subscription that comes with Amazon Prime isn’t as exhaustive as Apple Music or Spotify, it’s a free add-on basically for those of us that are subscribing to Prime for the streaming video content or free shipping.
- The closest to the dream of a smart house. We all want to speak to our home, right? Alexa gives you that feeling more so than any other assistant. She can even play Jeopardy with you!
Amazon Alexa Cons
- Closely tied in with the Amazon ecosystem. If you aren’t a Prime member and don’t regularly shop with Amazon, you won’t get as much out of Alexa.
- While Alexa can do more than other assistants, she’s not quite as good as Google Assistant at delivering information and following the human speech. But she’s closer to this than Siri.
- A smart speaker assistant. Actually, Amazon Alexa is branching out to tablets and smartphones, and they’re suppose to be a line of Alexa-enabled smart displays – she’s still a smart speaker. This means Alexa isn’t quite as portable as other smart assistants.
Download Alexa app or visit alexa.amazon.com to know more about the features and functionality of your Amazon Alexa.
Know which personal assistant is the best for you?
Despite the fact that there isn’t any way to choose the best smart assistant overall. All smart assistant have their own bright points.
- Siri is best for mobile devices.
- Google is best for delivering information and understanding your requests.
- Whereas, Amazon Alexa Echo can the best for you. Make sure that you have a valid Amazon Alexa login account to use it.
So which one would you choose?
Your top priority would be the assistant which comes with your smartphone or mobile devices.
If you have an iPhone or an iPad, check out what Siri has to offer you.
- You will be glad to know that how much Siri can add to your productivity.
- If you want a smart speaker? Use a Bluetooth device to pair your iPhone or iPad with a wireless speaker.
If you have an Android smartphone, check out what Google Assistant has to offer you. Similar to Android smartphones, iPhone can be paired easily with wireless speakers.
Still not satisfied? Go with an Alexa smart speaker. You will be surprised to know that the assistant on your smartphone is free of cost. Buy an Alexa smart speaker if it’s not doing it for you.
Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers come with an audio-out port so that you can easily hook even the cheapest/low-cost model up to a great/ extraordinary speaker system. Here is the complete guide to setup an Amazon Alexa Echo.
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