Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio

Future Ear Daily Update: 3-12-19

To listen to the broadcast with your Alexa device, enable the skill here: https://www.amazon.com/Witlingo-Future-Ear-Radio/dp/B07PL9X5WK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=future+ear+radio&qid=1552337687&s=digital-skills&sr=1-1-catcorr

and then say, “Alexa, launch Future Ear Radio.”

One in Four U.S. Consumers Own a Smart Speaker Today

According to Voicebot’s recent Smart Speaker Consumer Adoption report, the number of US adults who own a smart speaker rose from 47.3 million at the beginning of 2018 to 66.4 million by the end of the year. This represents 26.2% of all US adults.

There were a number of interesting stats from the downloadable report, including the fact that Google and other smart speakers OEMS are gaining significant ground on Amazon in smart speaker share.

I continue to be blown away at how quickly smart speakers and smart assistants are being adopted by consumers. The technology is in its infancy relative to the potential of where things can go. So, to see such a large swath of the US adopting them (it’s growing like crazy internationally too), really says something about its current usability and the value it provides people (even if people are largely using their smart speakers for the same three things: music, random questions and weather).

So, as more and more people adopt smart speakers and become comfortable with communicating with their smart assistants via their smart speakers, it should be rather seamless to transition that access point to a hearable that houses a smart assistant. Sometimes the consumer will want a far-field hardware access point, but for the most part, what matters is that the consumer can quickly access and communicate with their smart assistant. So, what better of access point than an in-the-ear device that puts the assistant right in your ear?

-Thanks for Reading-

Dave

p.s. –  I’m in the process of creating a Google Action so that you can listen to this via Google Assistant as well. 

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