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  1. Roku has nearly finalized support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 in Roku media players and Roku-based smart TVs

    AirPlay 2 integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players…

  2. Apple Music may be coming to Google Home devices

    Apple Music may be soon be available as an option on Google Home devices…

  3. Apple buys voice app startup PullString

    This could help Siri better compete with Amazon’s Alexa…

  4. Roku in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2, Apple Music

    The two companies currently working out details surrounding the partnership…

  5. Developer demos what will be possible with HomeKit-connected AirPlay 2 Smart TVs

    Apple surprised announced its new HomeKit and AirPlay Smart TV initiative at CES…

  6. The voice assistant war: What if nobody wins?

    One of the clearest developments that came out of 2018, and prominently on display last week….

  7. Apple’s deals with Samsung and other TV makers shows Apple TV can’t keep pace with its rivals

    Samsung said that its 2019 smart TVs would come with the ability to buy and rent movies…

  8. Apple cracks open the gate to their famous walled garden

    In a series of uncharacteristic partnerships with tech rivals…

  9. Apple’s HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019

    Without stepping foot in Las Vegas or making a single announcement of its own, Apple is having one of its best CES conferences in years…

  10. LG smart TVs, including ‘World’s First Rollable OLED TV,’ to support of Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

    With AirPlay 2, users can easily play videos directly from their Apple devices, iTunes and other video apps, music or photos to…

  11. Amazon has record-breaking holiday season with more items ordered worldwide than ever before

    Amazon customers shopped at record levels from a wide selection of products across every department…

  12. Apple’s Siri has gotten a lot more accurate over the past 9 months

    We recently tested four smart speakers by asking Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana…

  13. AI guru John Giannandrea named to Apple’s executive team

    Apple today announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the company’s executive team…

  14. Apple Music now available on Amazon Echo speakers via Alexa in the U.S.

    Apple Music support on Amazon Echo speakers is starting to roll out in the United States…

  15. Sirius XM, Amazon join forces in Echo device push

    SiriusXM today announced a new marketing agreement with Amazon.com that bundles Amazon’s…

  16. The headphone wars have begun

    The tech industry defines itself by answering the question of what’s next…

  17. Sonos rises 15 percent in IPO debut

    Sonos, the maker of smart speakers for the home, rose as much as 9 percent in its debut trade Thursday…

  18. 43 million people in the U.S. now own at least one smart speaker

    18 percent of American adults, or around 43 million people, now own a smart speaker…

  19. Apple’s Siri improved by 11 percentage points in correct answers over the last 15 months

    As part of our ongoing effort to better understand the practical use cases of AI and the emergence of voice as a computing input…

  20. Apple’s HomePod makes a small dent in smart speaker market in debut quarter

    Apple officially jumped into the smart speaker market in the first quarter with the HomePod…

  21. Strategy Analytics: Apple shipped 600,000 HomePods in Q1 for 6% share of smart speaker market

    Amazon and Google accounted for a dominant 70% share of global smart speaker shipments in Q1 2018 although their combined share has fallen from 84% in Q4 2017 and 94% in the year ago quarter…

  22. Study: Google Assistant most accurate, Alexa most improved virtual assistant

    Two more studies analyzing interactions with voice search and virtual assistants were released this week…

  23. Amazon Prime to increase U.S. annual fee 20% from $99 to $119

    Amazon will increase the annual cost of Prime for U.S. customers to $119 per year…

  24. HomePod should become a hub for all Apple-centric needs

    Today the HomePod is all about music, but it could be so much more…

  25. Hey Siri: give me a product development road map for AI

    Infighting, rushed development, and lack of vision have damaged Apple’s Siri development…

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