Number of smart speakers in US households increases by 78% last year
January 8, 2019 · 1.7 minutes to read
The total number of smart-speakers has increased by 78% in the past year: and 21% of people in the US now have one. New data from NPR and Edison Research, from a survey conducted after the Dec 2018 holidays, shows a marked increase in ownership of smart speakers.
- There is a lot more information in the full report.
Yesterday, we reported that Amazon have sold 100m “Alexa devices”. By way of comparison, Google Assistant claims “nearly 1bn installs”, and that active users have quadrupled (though they won’t tell how many active users they have).
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Data and stats
- Patreon tells Podnews that the number of podcast creators on their platform has quadrupled over the past three years, and Patreon has seen an eightfold increase in revenue in the podcasting category.
- 250m Americans still need guests for their podcasts this week, according to The Onion. Satire.
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