Our appliances, gadgets, and gizmos are getting smarter by the minute. For a while now, it’s been clear that the smart device trend isn’t just a passing fad, but a vision of the future. Soon, all of our possessions will be connected and available for remote micromanagement.
In November 2016, Google entered the smart speaker market with Google Home, featuring Google Assistant, its voice control software. The market was then, and continues to be, dominated by Amazon’s Alexa. However, the following Google Home statistics and facts seem to predict a shift in power relations.
Top 10 Google Home Statistics
1. As of February 2018, 22% of Americans aged 30 to 44 owned a Google Home device.
Within the network of appliances, the smart speaker acts as the hub and interface for human control. That’s why it’s one of the most crucial pieces of gear a smart home can have. No wonder, then, that more than one in five adults own a Google Home. But don’t expect to regularly see a Google Home purchase among the 60 and up demographic. It’s fair to predict that devices like these may take a little while to catch on in some age groups.
2. Google Home can work with more than 10,000 smart home devices from more than 1,000 brands.
In order for devices to connect to Google Home Assistant, the apps must be compatible. At the beginning of 2018, Google boasted that their device could pair up with over 1,500 devices. The fact that this number rose to 10,000 by the end of that same year is a certain testament to how rapidly Google Assistant is growing and developing.
3. How many Google Homes have been sold? By the end of 2018, 52 Million Google Home devices had been sold worldwide.
The US market clearly dominates in Google Home purchases, with 43 million devices bought in the country. This means that there were still another 9 million sold outside the US. As we can see, the Google Home virtual assistant is slowly but surely staking its claim on the smart speaker market. This fresh piece of data was released just a day before Christmas in 2018.
It should be noted that there are several households with multiple smart speaker devices. To keep your smart speakers interconnected and to make sure they’re communicating efficiently, you can always make Groups in Google Home. This will he