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The Amazon Echo kicked off the smart speaker trend a few years ago, but it’s no longer alone. There are dozens of smart speakers already on the market in 2018 and more are coming. Picking the best smart speaker for your needs isn’t always simple, though.
You need to decide which voice assistant you prefer (there are now four—Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana) and what features are most important to you. Is music quality highest? Does it need to play Spotify? Do you want a screen with your voice control? Does it need to connect to your other speakers and smarthome gadgets? Below, we’ll try to help you answer them by highlighting our favorite smart speakers for a number of special use cases no matter whether you prefer Amazon, Google, or if you want to know how Siri and Cortana stack up to the rest.