The Best Smart Speakers That Work With Alexa and Google Assistant

Want a smart assistant in your speaker? These options look good, sound great, and respond to your voice.

by Jon Gugala
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The best smart speakers do everything you want and by everything, we mean everything. Control your temperature. Modulate your lighting. Check the weather. Done. And done. It’s why the best speakers do so much more than just play Wilco.

In the less than five years since it was introduced, the Amazon Echo has been joined in the smart speaker market by dozens of competitors, most notably the Google Home. Together the two behemoths control 94 percent of the market. (Sorry, Apple and Microsoft). Some 21 percent of Americans now own a smart speaker, and those numbers are growing fast. For those looking to add a voice to their home, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite well-reviewed smart speakers, from sound bars and portable models to high-end whole-home systems. They serve different purposes, but they all look good, sound great, and are powered by increasingly useful digital assistants.

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