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Alexa Skills Projects by Madhur Bhargava

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Apple HomePod

Introduced in late 2017 and released in early 2018, HomePod by Apple is an attempt to counterstrike the Amazon Echo and Google Home:

Figure 7.6: Apple HomePod (source: wikimedia.org)

It is a smart speaker by Apple, with Siri being the counterpart to the Google Assistant and Alexa. Priced at $349 (at the time of writing), it is second only to Google Home Max (priced at $399) in terms of price.

HomePod's design provides it with 360-degree sound with good clarity and quality, however, it is tightly coupled with Apple's ecosystem. For example, Amazon Echo and Google Home easily integrate with third-party services, such as Spotify, ...

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