With The Most Downloaded App And A Record Number Of Smart Devices Sold, Amazon (And Alexa) Once Again Won Christmas.
Amazon’s Alexa app was the most downloaded application this Christmas in both Apple and Google Play store. Smart home devices can be controlled via this app with the help of Alexa, the virtual assistant. Echo Dot smart speaker seems to be popular this holiday season. Google Home became the sixth popular app.
The Amazon Alexa app helps users customize “skills” used to command their smart home devices with the Alexa virtual assistant.
Now, Sonos and Bose are coming up with devices that have built-in Alexa support. Alexa can now be used in a wide range of devices, from laptops and watches to smoke detectors and thermostats.
Amazon reported that more people than ever used Alexa for shopping this year. In fact, the number rose by three times the last year. Other popular tech products include Ring Video Doorbell 2, TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini Outlet, Amazon Smart Plug, and the iRobot Roomba 690. While being aware and hesitant about security concerns, the adoption of Alexa has not dropped at all.
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