Smart Speakers Still A Hot Item

Smart Speakers Still A Hot Item

Smart speakers are flying off the shelves. With nearly one in 10 people getting a speaker over the holidays, there are now 119 million in circulation in the U.S. That’s growth of 78% in one year, with 21% of the U.S. population now in possession of a smart speaker. Double-digit growth is expected through to 2022 as people work out how to best utilize smart-tech helpers such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. The uptick in smart speaker sales is in contrast to that of smartphones, which declined 6% globally in the third quarter of last year.