Voice control simplifies smart home experience

According to Parks Associates, 31% of U.S. broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant and more than one-fourth of ...

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According to Parks Associates, 31% of U.S. broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant and more than one-fourth of these owners use the devices to control a smart home device through voice commands.

"Competing protocols and confusing controls continue to inhibit smart home adoption, as end users fear and ultimately avoid complexity," said Brad Russell, director, connected home, at Parks Associates. "A growing number of consumers have a high number of connected devices, so innovations such as voice control, which promise to simplify the user experience, receive considerable interest."

"IoT is expected to deliver $350 billion in economic value within the residential market, driven by automation and seamless interoperability of everyday devices," said Wannie Park, VP of corporate development at Inspire. "This represents a massive opportunity to shift from retail energy to energy-as-a-service in the smart home."

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