The Amazon Echo gets much of the attention when we talk about smart speakers, which is no surprise given its 70% market share. In second place with a market share that exceeds 20% is the Google Home. While the Echo is powered by Alexa, the surprise breakout star of 2017, Google Assistant is found on the Google Home. These market share figures are bound to change when Microsoft’s Invoke and Apple’s HomePod are launched later this year.
While previously Google Home could access playlists and stream music for subscribers to Spotify’s paid Premium service, those using Spotify’s free ad supported …