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Is the Technology Interface the Next Amenity In Multifamily?

Jul 3, 2018 1:39:05 PM / by Jamie Wohlschlegel posted in google home, amazon alexa, virtual assistants, smart speakers, communication, technology, apartment, multifamily, podcast

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Who is Alexa, and what is she doing in my house?!

Jun 7, 2018 3:51:31 PM / by Mel Bethune posted in residents, apartments, apartment, maintenance, technology, smart speakers, virtual assistants, amazon alexa, google home, alexa

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Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you already know that Alexa* is Amazon’s virtual personal assistant that is gaining a massive following and importance in the marketplace. With over 30,000 skills, Amazon is aiming to make your life, and how you interact with your home, easier with voice-requested (and response) services. Check out what they're doing with hand-free home entertainment & streaming:

 

 

This is Gonna be HUGE!

Alexa is just one of a suite of smart home technologies that have emerged in the past few years, and the numbers are staggering! Here are a few data points:

  • In 2018, the smart speaker market is expected to be worth $2.68 billion
  • The smart speaker market is expected to grow at 34.4% CAGR until 2023
  • Amazon owns 52% of the smart speaker market share
  • Amazon has sold more than 20 million Alexa enabled devices through Q3 2017

And this isn't just Amazon doing damage - Google is gaining ground quickly with their Home and Home-mini devices.

 

"Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment, with year-on-year growth in Q1 2018 of 210% as shipments reached 9 million units." - Canalys, May 2018

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