Charge your phone wirelessly and blast the tunes with Belkin & Devialet’s Smart Speaker

Belkin have teamed up with house-shaking speaker makers Devialet for a Smart Speaker that keeps your phone juiced sans-cable. Devialet are renowned for making speakers to blow your face off with crystal quality in an…

Listen to Apple Podcasts now on Echo speakers

Alexa has given in and nearly a year after adding Apple Music to her music streaming database, she’s playing podcasts. Get your favourite podcasts playing around the house from Amazon Echo speakers. Apple Podcasts are…

Spotify Free listeners can stream on Sonos, Alexa, and Bose now

Spotify are breaking out of their smart speaker restrictions so that free listeners can stream music on their favourite speakers just like Premium users. I know many people who’ve gone through this tragedy: You return…

If you have an old Sonos device you can now trade it for a newer one

Sonos have launched a trade-up program for some of their oldest devices to keep their most dedicated users up to date. Sonos have been doing their whole – connected music set up around the house…

SiriusXM coming to smart speakers powered by Google Assistant

SiriusXM is getting voice activated power on a whole new range of devices. Google have announced that, starting next week, SiriusXM will work using Google Assistant. The streaming service’s hundreds of channels will be controllable…

Smart Speaker Market Still Dominated by Amazon Echo – China is Catching Fast!

The Consumer Intelligence Report Partners (CIRP) is out with their latest report on the state of smart speaker sales and market share. End of June – 76 million units in USA (up from 70 million…

Smart Speakers are the new big tech battle, and big privacy debate

Is this town big enough for all of the different companies vying to be number in the new realm of home Smart speakers? Smart speakers have found their way into many of our homes in…

SiriusXM’s new plan makes radio streaming a better option

SiriusXM want to get people streaming radio online for cheaper, regardless of whether they’re in the car or at home. One of the main purveyors of radio streaming online, SiriusXM have just launched a cheaper…

Amazon will launch a free music streaming service, reports suggest

Amazon are looking at launching an ad-supported music streaming service as their first free on-demand music offering, according to reports. Amazon have had a big influence in developing the digital music industry we have now,…

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…