Wondering which virtual assistant to choose among the three market giants: Google, Amazon, or Apple? Well, this article will provide you a guide for making the right choice.
In recent years, personal assistants, such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri, have become enormous. They are not only on smart home speakers, but you can also find them on devices such as phones and tablets, each offering their strengths and features.
Google Assistant by Google
Introduced in 2016 as a Google Now extension, Google Assistant not only provides personalised elements-drawing data from Google Calendar, Gmail and other Google services-but also understands the meaning, recognises various voice profiles, and supports features such as Continued Conversation and Interpreter Mode. Perhaps the smartest and most dynamic of personal assistants is Google Assistant.
In short, Google Assistant can let you monitor compatible smart home devices, monitor music, access calendar information, act as a real-time translator, run timers, alarms, and reminders, use Duo to call friends, find online information, and play content on a Chromecast system, among many other items.
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You can find Google Assistant on various devices, including Nest and Google Home speakers and smart displays, third-party speakers and smart displays, Google Pixel phones, Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches to earbuds and headphones, Android TV, Nvidia Shield, and cars that support Android Auto. With the Google Assistant app, you can also attach a personal assistant to an iOS device.
Alexa by Amazon
In 2014, Amazon placed Alexa on the original Echo speaker, but since then, the Echo devices available have quickly increased, which has resulted in Alexa being used in millions of homes around the world. Like Google Assistant, Alexa can perform various tasks and handle different systems for you. With wake word “Alexa”, of all the personal assistants, it is probably the most popular.
Alexa can monitor compatible smart home devices, monitor music, run clocks, reminders, and alarms, find online information, play content on an Amazon Fire computer, read news briefs, give calls to Alexa, among many more, just like Google Assistant. Where Alexa has a distinct advantage over the other private assistants is its compatibility with applications and utilities, even though they catch up easily, with a large list longer than Google's or Apple's.
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Amazon's Alexa is found on a lot of third-party headphones, fire devices, a couple of Fitbit devices, and even some vehicles too!
Siri by Apple
In 2010, Apple first offered Siri as a standalone app on the App Store, but since Apple bought the company behind it, it has been hard-coded into the company's iOS apps since 2011. Siri will perform a multitude of tasks for you, as with Google Assistant and Alexa, and it will gather information from different Apple services to give you a more customised experience. It is also capable of wit (which is missing from the others) and enables the use of natural language.
Siri can monitor compatible smart home devices, open applications, call or text someone in your contacts, set notifications and reminders, find things online, make suggestions, say jokes, and much more.
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Compared to Google Assistant, the key difference between Siri and Alexa is that Siri is only available on Apple devices. On iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, AirPods, MacBooks, iMacs, HomePod speakers, and all cars with Apple CarPlay on board, you can find Siri, although it also requires an iOS device.
Which Assistant Suits Your Requirements?
Well, as always, there's no simple solution to this stuff, and it depends on what you're looking for to meet your needs.
Google Assistant is incredibly impressive. By recognising a voice profile, it can handle several inquiries at once, customised results and it has the power of Google search behind it, making it very accurate. However, the wake words are not intimate, they are not compatible with as many apps and services as Alexa and they are not as humorous as Siri.
Amazon Alexa is not as dynamic or smart as Google Assistant, but it is compatible with hundreds of thousands of services and apps, is personal and customizable with the Alexa wake word, and has features such as Alexa Calling.
By far the wittiest of the personal assistants, Apple's Siri is the one that allows you to talk the most natural and provides features such as Siri shortcuts that make it fast and simple to do stuff, but it is connected to Apple devices and offers fewer app and service compatibility compared to Alexa and Google Assistant.
Every private assistant has its pros and cons. You'll want a smartphone with a Google Assistant if you want the smartest one. You'll want a computer with Alexa if you want the most compatibility with software and services. If you want the funniest one, you'll want Siri to have an Apple computer. Bear in mind, you can download the Google Assistant app and Alexa app from the App Store or Google Play Store if you have an Android or iOS phone. Siri is open to Apple users only, as stated, so if you have an Apple computer, you can have your cake and eat it with access to all three assistants.