Strategies for Integrating Voice in the Smart Home

Voice can provide a simple, compelling user experience, but the path to adding voice controls to any product, service, or application is complex. As major companies continue to create voice-enabled interfaces, product designers, developers, and manufacturers will be forced to rethink the user experience and user interface. This report profiles the key technology partners that can help companies integrate voice and evaluates different strategies for implementation. This report includes a five-year forecast of voice technologies in the home.

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1.0        Report Summary

1.1        Purpose of Report

1.2        Key Burning Questions Addressed by this Research

1.3        Research Approach/Sources

2.0        Voice and the Smart Home: Adoption and Use Cases

3.0        Strategies for Implementing Voice

3.1        Create Proprietary Voice Solution

3.2        Third-Party Voice Assistant Integration

3.2.1    Embedded/Built In Approach

3.2.2    Works With Approach

4.0        Partnership Integration Strategies

4.1        Google

4.2        Amazon

4.3        Apple

4.4        Microsoft

4.5        Samsung

4.6        Other

4.7        Comparison of Voice Assistants/Potential Partners

5.0        Components to Build/Create a Voice Solution

5.1        Hardware Design

5.2        Software Requirements

5.3        Local vs. Cloud Processing

5.4        Power Inputs/Consumption

6.0        Forecast of U.S. Smart Speaker Unit Sales

6.1        Forecast Methodology

6.2        Forecast

7.0        Implications and Recommendations

8.0        Appendix

8.1        Glossary

8.2        Index

8.3        Image Sources

Smart Home Device Adoption (2014 – 2017)
Smart Speaker Adoption (2016 – 2018)
Total Number of Connected Devices per U.S. BB HH (2015-2018)
Smart Speaker Activities (2017 – 2018)
Methods Used to Perform Tasks with Smart Home Devices
Voice Implementation Strategies
Use of Personal Assistant Apps
Adoption of Smart Speaker Brands (2017 – 2018)
Google Assistant Smart Home Ecosystem
Amazon Alexa Smart Home Ecosystem
Apple HomeKit Smart Home Ecosystem
Microsoft Cortana Smart Home Ecosystem
Comparison Table of Major Voice Assistants
Voice Recognition Hardware Components
Natural Language Processing
Trustworthiness of Company Types to Access/Manage Personal Data
Cloud and Local Processing – Advantages and Disadvantages
Smart Speaker with Voice Assistant Forecast Methodology Flowchart
U.S. Unit Sales Forecast 2017-2022, Smart Speakers with Voice Assistant

Publish Date: 1Q 2019

Pages: 49

Authored By:
Dina Abdelrazik - Contributing Analyst

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