3/1/2022: The smart speaker music matrix

Smart speaker music features compared

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With smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Nest, and Apple’s HomePod, I’ve realized that nothing matters more than the music.

Using your voice to control your lights or ask about the weather is nice, but being able to launch music by voice, cast it from your phone, and play it in sync across multiple speakers is really what makes these devices worthwhile.

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