Apple introduced a tinier version of its popular HomePod called HomePod mini. This smart speaker is not only smaller in size, but also in price as compared to its parent. Both of these features put the HomePod mini more in the running as a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo.
Whether for yourself or a gift for a loved one, you might be trying to decide between the two (or three including the Amazon Echo Dot). To help, we have a comparison of HomePod mini versus Amazon Echo. Hopefully this will help you pick the best smart speaker for your home or someone else’s.
People in Germany who own an Echo device can now ask Amazon's Alexa smart assistant to stream any audio show available on the Apple Podcasts directory.
If you ever thought about having a security drone that can fly around inside your house, Amazon is here to give you what you want.
Amazon and Apple today expanded their existing partnership that enables Echo owners to use Apple Music by introducing support for Apple Podcasts.
As previously suspected, Amazon appears to be in an early testing phase of a new feature that'd let customers track workouts with their Echo Buds earbuds, which unveiled in September.
Word on the street is that Apple is working on augmented reality (AR) glasses. Amazon hasn't necessarily beat Apple to the punch, but at least one of these companies can say they have a pair of "smart glasses" now.
It has been rumored for a bit of time now that Amazon was planning to launch truly wireless headphones, and the rumors have panned out.
According to a new report, Amazon customers in Germany who own an Echo smart wireless speaker or an Amazon Fire TV from the company, or an Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker, will be able to ask the Alexa assistant to play Apple Music content beginning later today.
Apple Music is now available on Amazon Echo and Fire TV devices and Sonos speakers sold in Australia and New Zealand, allowing customers to request a song through Alexa.
Bloomberg recently reported that Amazon has a project with some of its employees listening to some of the audio recordings made by Alexa speakers when users interact with them, but it now appears that those folks have access to customers' home addresses, too.
Amazon has thousands of employees listen to Echo audio clips as part of improving Alexa's machine learning so that the personal assistant could better respond to voice commands.
Beginning today, Apple Music’s integration with the Alexa assistant is picking up compatibility with Amazon's Echo devices for customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.