Speak to a new Google Assistant with new voices in 9 countries

You might have a surprise next time you use Google Assistant and hear a new voice talking back at you from your devices. Google have launched secondary voice options for the virtual assistant for the…

“Siri, play Spotify” Apple and Spotify’s rivalry settles for voice control

Spotify and Apple’s rivalry is no secret, especially since Apple Music launched, but finally you’ll be able to tell Siri to use Spotify on Apple devices. Spotify and Apple are two of the most prominent…

Japan’s Line Music gets a free tier, music videos and more this year

It’s going to be a massive year for Line Music as they launch a new freemium tier and bring music videos to their popular service. Japanese music streaming service Line Music are celebrating their fourth…

Amazon’s colourful new Echo brings the rainbow into your home

Fill your home with music AND colour with the latest range of Amazon’s smart speakers aimed at younger audiences looking brighter than ever. Amazon are launching a new line of Echo speakers aimed specifically at…

Bose speakers are getting smarter with Google Assistant

More and more speakers are getting voice control AI as music tech gets interactive and Bose are the latest to get in on the trend. Google and Bose have announced that they are joining forces…

Facebook are working on their own voice-powered AI

It was only a matter of time before Facebook joined the trend with their own artificial intelligence voice assistant. Facebook want to start talking back to their 2.3 billion users around the world by developing…

Amazon are making their own version of Apple’s AirPods

Amazon are creating their first Alexa wearable which looks to take Apple’s controversial yet popular AirPods head on. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Amazon are producing wireless earbuds as the first in a…

Pandora want you to talk to adverts with your voice

Pandora are going to start testing interactive voice ads on their music streaming service later this year. The future of advertising could see us having a conversation with AIs like Siri as we find out…

Make music with Bach from Google search

To celebrate the classical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach on what would have been his birthday, Google’s homepage wants to make sweet, sweet music with you. Google’s home page is no stranger to fun and…

Native Instruments’ new keyboard and interfaces are really cheap!

Native Instruments have revealed a new keyboard and 2 new audio interfaces that look wicked but are super affordable. We love Native Instruments here at RouteNote, creators of the incredible MASCHINE production and performance controllers….