"voice control" articles

Amazon recently announced plans to disconnect Dash buttons from the internet. Initially launched in 2015, Dash buttons are small buttons associated with specific products. They allow Amazon Prime members holders to reorder more of the associated product by simply pressing the button when supplies are running low. Products commonly associated with Dash buttons include laundry detergent, paper towels, and coffee. The Dash button became obsolete with the emergence of suitable...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Sep. 11, 2019
Tags: Amazon, voice control
In 2018, existing smart home households drove the market by expanding their adoption of devices. Households already owning at least one smart home device continued to purchase more devices, bringing the average number of devices in these households to six units compared to 3 devices in 2016. The latest trends and developments in smart home devices and services include expansion of smart technology into the home builder channel, large tech companies taking measures to increase their...
Smart home device ownership tripled between 2014 and 2018, and households utilizing smart home technology now own an average of six devices. As the number of connected devices in the household increases, so does the consumer’s risk of exposure to a data privacy breach. That risk is amplified by devices like smart speakers with voice assistants (Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.), which collect massive troves of data, while device manufacturers potentially harness that data without...
As adoption of smart home devices continues to grow, the smart home needs an interface to connect all the moving pieces in the home. For devices that are connected to cloud APIs, voice control has been transformational. While the UI experience is compelling, the true value of voice assistants is in their ability to unify control of fragmented and even disparate ecosystems. Consumers with smart home devices that are not part of a larger home control system (which is the majority of smart...
According to Parks Associates research, 28% of US broadband households now own at least one smart home device, and device-owning households own an average of six devices in their home. A newly published Parks Associates report, Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners , states that as device adoption continues to increase each year, smart home platforms will help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected devices in...
Starting with the introduction of Siri on the iPhone in 2011, consumers have increasingly embraced voice-controlled consumer apps and smart devices. With four out of ten US broadband households using some form of smart speaker, it is no surprise that consumers express a growing interest in using voice commands to control their connected in-home entertainment devices. Parks Associates research has found that over half of US broadband households find voice control of connected...
 
by Craig Leslie | Jun. 19, 2019
Tags: smart TV, voice control
Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Brian Brackenbury, Director, Connected Products, Gentex Corporation, spoke with the firm’s analyst team to discuss the smart home experience. Brian participated on the Connected Cars: Extension for the Smart Home panel on Wednesday, May 22, at 10:15 AM. Panelists who joined him on this session included: Jan-Philipp Gehrmann, Director, Head of Automotive Sales & Marketing...
Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. It is hard to read an industry article or report these days that does not mention the rapid growth of voice control and voice based technologies leveraging artificial intelligence. Parks Associates in a recent report named voice as a prime differentiator in the user experience for the smart home.  As the number of devices consumers interact with in the home has increased, so has the complexity in user experience and...

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