Summary: In this article, we compare the Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub. We’ll weigh the pros and cons as well as similarities and differences to help you determine which smart speaker with a screen is the better choice for you.
When it comes to the Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub, there isn’t much competition outside of these two smart displays that offers the full functionality of a digital assistant with a screen. So which one should you buy? Despite its higher price tag, the 2nd-Gen Echo Show’s vibrant, larger screen and premium sound make it a better quality device than the Google Home Hub. If you want a smart speaker with a screen, spend the extra money. We love the Echo Show and think you will too.
The rest of this article explores the various specs, features, and design elements of each device so, by the end of it, you’ll hopefully be able to reach the best decision for your needs and budget.
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Smart displays are essentially tablets and smart speakers smashed together. In addition to using the voice to control lights, thermostats, and door locks, users can also use the screen to watch videos, pull up maps, and look at weather reports, among other things. The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo Show and the Google Home Hub with its Google Assistant are at the forefront of this area of tech and while they are both effective devices, they are definitely not equal. First of all, the Google Home Hub is just a few months old but the Amazon Echo Show is already second-generation so in theory, the Amazon device should be less buggy. However, it’s also more expensive.
What a hoot!
Make no mistake about it. This whole smart speaker / personal assistant phenomenon can be addictive. And the statistics certainly seem to back up the fact that these devices are becoming more and more pervasive [source voicebot.ai]. In the past year, I’ve added FIVE smart speakers in my little two bedroom apartment.
Whatever the ecosystem you choose, do your research, ask your friends, and then choose carefully. Chances are when you invest in one brand of smart speaker, more devices from that brand will likely follow. Sure, you can always switch later or even mix and match but it’s much easier if you choose an ecosystem in advance and stick with it.We have obviously selected Amazon and are biased toward Alexa. But selecting a single ecosystem to control your devices and automating more things just makes it all easier from a compatibility perspective.
Quickly, we’ll look at some of the specs of Amazon Echo Show vs. Google Home Hub and see how they stack up against each other.
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Tim “Tec Timmy” Brennan is a senior technical writer and serial entrepreneur, currently spending his nights and weekends blogging about all things technology. His primary areas of interest include smart homes, smart speakers, and universal remote controls like Logitech Harmony and Neeo. He is a father of two, gadget nerd, Star Wars nut, Walking Dead superfan, and loves a good taco. He might also have a crush on Alexa. Brennan is founder at Writeinteractive, Inc., a blogger at oneSmartcrib.com and a regular contributor to UniveralRemoteReviews.com. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University. For more than two decades, Brennan has worked as a technical writer in the Greater Boston area for organizations that have included General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Biogen, and MIT.
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