Voice controlled smart speakers will continue its popularity in 2019, but the popularity of Amazon’s owning (66.6%) market share will see a decline of 63%, while Google’s voice control systems will be up from 29.5% to 31%, and this is according to the latest forecast from the market research firm eMarketer.
We also see the sales of smart speakers from Sonos, Apple, and other brands going up by 12% in 2019, which will be up from its 8.3%.
The sale of smart-speakers are expected to grow by 15% and with a projected number of 74.2 million people owning and using smart speakers by the end of 2019, which is more than a quarter of (26.8%) of U.S. adults.
“Google has the Home Mini and Home Hub plus there will be able to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot and Echo Show, plus Apple HomePod.
“Amazon has been relevant by putting Alexa voice control into its premium speakers like the Sonos, while Sonos plans to bring Google Assistant to all all its devices next year.
More than (27%) of smart-speaker owners are going to use speaker’s voice assistant to shop in 2019, it will still account for a tiny portion of overall U.S. ecommerce sales. In 2018, “voice controlled devices” made over $2 billion in sales, which is only 0.4% of domestic ecommerce sales.
Most people are not shopping yet with smart speakers, and this will all change if cheaper devices begins to incorporate screens.