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Amazon and Apple beware: smart speakers star at IFA 2017 to rival Echo and HomePod


Using Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice assistant, users can ask the Echo to play a particular song, make basic web searches, compile to-do lists, and even get traffic updates or weather forecasts.


Called the LF-S50G, this Bluetooth Speaker with NFC has the Google Assistant built in and can answer questions, as well as externally control Google’s Nest thermostat and Philips’ Hue connected light bulbs.


“We think demand for assistants – especially in the home, and as they become more sophisticated – will make smart speakers significant, particularly within an audio-market context,” said Simon Bryant, associate director at analyst firm Futuresource Consulting.


Bryant expects all major audio companies to produce smart speakers by the end of 2018, but that in the near future, voice assistants will become “hardware-agnostic” and available on a wide range of appliances.


Far, far larger displays in the form of the latest televisions tend to dominate IFA’s vast exhibition halls every year, and though Berlin saw more brands embracing new OLED panels, there was something of an impasse.




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