Do you want to talk to Google Assistant or Alexa? Built-in voice assistants are a headlining feature of smart displays. If you have a strong preference for one assistant over the other (or Google vs. Amazon operating systems) then choose a display that supports your favorite.
Smart Display FAQs
How do smart displays work?
Smart displays are essentially tablets with built-in virtual assistants (i.e. Alexa or Google Assistant). Equipped with touch screens and voice control, you can usually control it by speaking to it or navigating manually. You can set alarms, play music, and some even have video call capabilities. Different models pack in additional features such as smart home automation, security cameras, stereo speakers and custom displays to showcase the time or your photos.
Is there a smart display that works with Siri?
You might be wondering why none of our top smart displays work with Apple’s Siri, one of the world’s most popular virtual assistants. Well, Apple keeps its Siri technology for its own products, and the tech giant has not released a smart display as part of its HomeKit suite. However, it’s possible to use an iPad to control your HomeKit to function in a similar way to the smart displays listed above.
Where should I place my smart display?
Place your smart display in the room that you think you’ll use it in the most. If you plan on using it as an alarm, asking it about the weather or to give you news updates, you may want to consider putting it in your bedroom. For privacy’s sake, we recommend one with a camera shutter or off button if you plan on putting it in your bedroom. If you plan to use it to search for recipes, listen to music, and video call your family and friends, your kitchen might be a better place for it. Many people appreciate having a smart display in the kitchen to read recipes and watch cooking videos.
Can I use Amazon Alexa to control my smart display?
Some smart displays work with Amazon Alexa. The others work with Google Assistant. Both have very similar functionalities, but if you prefer to use Amazon Alexa, make sure you carefully read the features of the devices that you are considering.