Google vs. Amazon – What works best in SA

Google vs. Amazon – What works best in SA

Two big brands Google vs. Amazon – in SA lets take a look at which brand will work best in South Africa and which will work best for you. The big decision of which smart device is best for you depends on many different things. Looking at smart speakers however your eyes should be on the two well known rival brands. Should you buy a speaker from the Amazon range? Or one of the smart Google range?

You might think that choosing between only two options is easy, but it’s far from it.

As you’d expect from two of the biggest brands in tech (or should we say, two of the biggest brands in any industry), you’re not going to be disappointed whether you opt for an Amazon Echo or one of the Google Home devices. The good news is that, in a way, you can’t go wrong with your decision.

Every device in both of these smart home ranges, especially the flagship Amazon Echo and Google Home / Nest speakers, make great smart home devices.

Google Products

There is a large range of amazing google products that will provide you with the best smart speaker experience and allow you to grow the smart home that you have dreamed of.

Google is has a large range of products set at different price ranges that provide you with a product no matter your price range.

Let’s take a look at a range of products from google at different price ranges

Introducing the Google Home Mini

It’s powered by the Google Assistant. You can ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google. Use your voice to quickly find information about the weather, news, sports and more. Get help with things like your schedule, commute, travel information and more. Control your favourite music, movies and shows, using only your voice.

Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. With voice recognition get a personalized response for every family member at home.

For further review on the Google Home Mini, click here.

Introducing the Google Nest Hub Smart Speaker

If you want to get a bit fancier or have a bigger budget this is the device for you.

Enjoy interactive streaming with this Google Nest Hub Smart Speaker. With the built-in Google Assistant. You can view your calendar, receive alerts and reminders, and control devices from the single dashboard, and voice control lets you access other smart features. This Google Nest Hub Smart Speaker lets you listen to music from Spotify and Netflix and view YouTube content. You can use your voice to search a recipe and then even follow along without having to touch the screen and get ingredients all over it.

Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. With voice recognition get a personalized response for every family member at home.

For further reviews on the Google Nest Hub, click here.

 

Amazon products

Introducing Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Smart Speaker 

Add simple yet powerful voice-assistance to any room in an instant with the Amazon Echo Dot. It features a redesigned look and richer, louder sound that’s great for streaming audio and music. It’s also a big help around the house. Ask it to play music, read the news, set alarms, dim the lights, increase the temperature, or lock the front door.

Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. With voice recognition get a personalized response for every family member at home.

For further reviews on the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen, click here.

Introducing the Amazon Echo Show 5

If you want to get a bit fancier or have a bigger budget this is the device for you.

Get a voice-controlled smart-home assistant, make video calls, watch security cameras, and enjoy movies all on the Amazon Echo Show 5. This home assistant comes with a 5.5″ screen for you to keep an eye on things. Alexa learns your habits and you can download new Skills to make home automation easier by controlling devices, making shopping lists, and more. Stylish, compact, and great for the bedroom or home office.

Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. With voice recognition get a personalized response for every family member at home.

For further reviews on the Amazon Echo Show 5, click here.

Google vs. Amazon – What works best in SA: Looking at from SA perspective

Smart devices are very new in the South African market, especially so there are certain things you would need to take into consideration when making the big purchase. A smart device. A big thing to consider when purchasing an amazon product is that amazon has not fully integrated in South Africa – what this means is that you will potentially have to change your devices country location or make use of a VPN in order to use the amazon features to its full potential, other than that Amazon is a top of the range smart devices brand. Whereas Google has fully integrated into the South African market and is more affordable if you have a budget. Both Google and Amazon are leading brands I could not tell you that one is better than the other because they are both brilliant. If you are looking to purchase smart devices either of these brands.