Amazon and Google make nine of the ten most popular smart speaker models in the US

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If you ranked the most popular smart speaker models in the US based on the tech companies that make them, you get a list dominated almost exclusively by just two companies: Amazon and Google. That's according to the results of a new survey of smart speaker users conducted by the firm Strategy Analytics in July and August. It was a poll of 1,011 people and showed, not surprisingly, the resilient popularity of Amazon's Echo speaker (which has a roughly 23 percent market share among the installed base of smart speakers in the US), as well as Google trying to elbow its way up the rankings, too.

The results show the Echo and Google's Home speaker occupy the top eight slots on a list of the ten most popular speaker models. The outlier is Apple's HomePod, in the number nine spot, with a 4 percent market share. That's slightly down from a Strategy Analytics estimate published a couple of months ago claiming Apple had a roughly 6 percent share of the market of around 50 million installed speakers in the US.

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