Use the power of your voice to play music, turn on lights, and check the weather with a smart speaker.  We compared sound quality, voice assistance platform, and ease of use to help you decide on the best fit for your home.

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Smart Speakers Buying Guide

The world of smart speakers has changed a lot recently, and one of the biggest differences is the sound. Speakers from the previous generation, such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home, were very adept at providing weather reports and 2-minute cooking timers when summoned by voice command. But when it came to playing music, they simply didn’t measure up to the nonsmart wireless speakers atop our ratings.

But all that changed late last year with the introduction of the Google Home Max, the Sonos One, and other models that not only are smart but also make sound quality a high priority.

In most ways, this shift in priorities is a bonus for consumers, given that playing music is still the primary function for most smart speakers. You get more choices at a variety of prices. But it also makes selecting the right smart speaker more complex. Smart shopping is a must if you want to find the smart speaker that’s best for you.