The market for smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo, is one of the driving forces behind the uptake of smart home technology, new research has revealed, with these particular devices expected to experience significant growth in terms of the number of homes utilising them.
Media Post cited data from market research firm Forrester, which found that the number of smart home devices is set to increase by 42 per cent a year, for the next five years.
Smart speakers are predicted to account for 50 per cent of the smart devices installed in homes, the research added.
Amazon has already seen sales of its Amazon Echo double in the past year, growing from 11 million units last year to 22 million this year, the news provider noted.
However, while more consumers are being convinced to jump on the smart home technology bandwagon, there are still some concerns that need to be alleviated.
Top of the list is the monthly service cost, with 53 per cent of respondents feeling that this would be too high. The initial cost of the setup is also a worry for 43 per cent of those questioned, although if you’re investing in the technology it’s worth paying someone to ensure your home control in Buckinghamshire is working as it should.
Given the growing number of us who are embracing this kind of smart technology, it’s little surprise that Google has now created a searchable list of all the products that are compatible with the Google Home line.
Over 1,000 devices from a wide variety of brands will now work with its smart speakers, which is why the company has created this list to ensure consumers are able to find the right tech to go with their Google Home, Home Mini or Home Max products.