Since then Google has its new Nest Hub ($349 for speaker and 10” screen), and you have excellent offerings from Lenovo, Sony, JBL and more.
- Lenovo Smart Clock (4.5 rating)
- Lenovo Smart Display (8 and 10” 4.6 rating)
- Sony LF-S50G (rating 4.2)
- Sony XB501G (4.2 rating)
- JBL Link (Various 4.2-4.6)
- Sonos now supports OK Google
One final word
The Smart Speaker battle is over – at least in Australia. Shopping behemoth Amazon has lost.
Although these figures are from January 2019, OK Google speakers have 68.2% of the Australian Market (Alexa 14.2%).
A later report on smart speakers with a screen puts Google’s then single offering launched only two months prior at 41.5% versus Alexa Echo Show at 13.2% (source Voicebot.ai).
VoiceBot stated, “Amazon’s share seems to be coming from its paid Prime members who were 50% more likely to buy the Alexa speaker”. Tellingly the vast majority clearly bought OK Google based speakers.