Many of us are no stranger to the ‘smart’ label that gets slapped in front of various pieces of tech these days. From smart homes to smart cars, all aspects of our daily lives are getting an AI boost.
Smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home are becoming an increasingly more commonplace addition to many of our homes, but are they worth the hype? For those that are still not convinced about adding a smart speaker to their tech repertoire, we consider the various benefits.
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What is a Smart Speaker?
The thing that sets smart speakers apart from regular speakers is the inclusion of a built-in artificially intelligent virtual assistant that connects to the internet.
This allows you to essentially talk to your speaker and ask it to perform tasks or facilitate other features.
Convenience With Voice Controls
A big draw of these kinds of speakers is the added convenience they can give you. As your speaker has the capability to understand you, you can control it with just your voice, asking it to play certain songs or specific playlists.
Once your speaker is hooked up to your Spotify or Amazon Music account, you can ask your speaker to play your favourite tunes without the need to scroll through your phone.
However, if you prefer to connect your phone, you can do that via Bluetooth – smart speakers give you plenty of options!
Multi-Room Audio Potential
If you have multiple smart speakers dotted around your house, you can easily play the same music in various rooms without the need to manually connect the separate speakers.
Provided they are connected to the same internet network and are on the same account, you’ll have an effortless, multi-room sound system ready to go!
Increased Sound Quality
When connecting your phone to a regular Bluetooth speaker, you might experience crackling or poor quality sound if you move your phone too far away. That is not the case with a smart speaker that relies on your Wi-Fi connection.
As they’re already a fairly advanced piece of kit, it comes as no surprise that the actual sound quality of smart speakers is not to be sneered at. Most smart speakers will allow for a powerful bass and clear vocals, allowing you to listen to a versatile collection of tracks with consistent quality.
Another big bonus of smart speakers is the additional functions they have – they are not simply confined to playing music.
Through a smart speaker, you can set up alarms and reminders to help you stay organised. You can also ask your speaker’s assistant about a particular query or ask for a news readout.
When integrated into your home, you can also use smart speakers to control other smart devices like lightbulbs or thermostats.
We think that with all these benefits, you’re set to make a pretty sound investment!
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