smart speakers

Smart Speaker ownership grows by 75% in America

Saturday 29 June, 2019

The NPR and Edison Research Spring 2019 Smart Audio Report is showing that the number of Smart Speakers in households across the US is now at 118.5 million as of December last year.

Up from 66.7 million in the previous year, that’s an increase of 78% in twelve months with a further 57% of the remaining population (18+) saying they have at least some interest in owning a smart speaker.

How to train your smart speaker

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

 

Analysis from Steve Ahern

Fast and Curious discussion about smart speakers #RDE19

Monday 01 April, 2019

One of the highlights of Radiodays Europe is the first day's Fast and Curious session, where participants move tables every nine minutes to quickly discuss key topics relevant to the radio industry.

Divergence and convergence of listening: smart speakers and the age of audio

Saturday 09 March, 2019

Steve Ahern's assessment of the continuing evolution of audio devices and consumption.

Speakers vs headphones

Tuesday 05 March, 2019
Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

Google's radio news plans alarming: News Corp's Michael Miller

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Michael Miller knows news, and he knows radio.

He is now the Executive Chairman of News Corp Australia and was previously the CEO of APN, which owns the Australlian Radio Network.

Miller is concerned by a new trend he sees happening world wide in the emerging audio space.

Google is urging radio stations to format and bookmark their audio news content in a way that will enable the world wide search engine giant to slice and dice content to deliver it to its consumers in a way that suits their preferences.

Alexa increased our online listening by 7 times… but she is a trojan horse #RadioAsia

Sunday 15 July, 2018
Austrian CHR station KroneHit gained a seven fold increase in online listening when Alexa was introduced to the Austrian market, according to Programmer Rudiger Landgraf.

He tells Steve Ahern what he has learnt about smart speakers.

Who is Alexa and what is she doing in my son’s bedroom?

Sunday 26 March, 2017
Alexa, I don’t like that song, play me another one…

Change the station, I want to hear The Muttons

Voice control of audio devices is the next big thing in consumer technology.

It was a hot topic of discussion at RadioDays Europe this week, with one researcher noting that voice controlled speakers were the biggest selling audio item last Christmas in America.

“I was wondering who my son was talking to late at night in his bedroom… it turned out to be Alexa,” he said.

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