Which Smart Speaker is the Best?

If you are on the market for a smart speaker, you are probably thinking of Amazon’s Alexas or Googles Home! While both are great smart home speakers, we are going to compare which device has what!

Amazon’s Alexa

Electronic Express carries, the Amazon Echo Personal Assistant, the Amazon Echo Dot, the Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation, the Amazon Echo 3rd Generation, and the Amazon Echo Spot.

Amazon’s Alexas ranges from $39.99 to $179.95.

Some of the standard features of Alexas are:

  • Voice-controlled, ask for music, news, information, and more
  • Call people and control compatible smart home devices with your voice
    • “Alexa, call Mom”
    • “Alexa, dim the light”
  • Use Alexa to set times, add items to Amazon shopping list, create calendar events and reminders
  • Check the news, weather, or traffic
  • Ask for sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, and other information

Alexa is always getting smarter—the more you use Echo, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.

Google Home

Electronic Express carries the Google Home Mini, the Google Home Max, and the Google Home Personal Assistant.

Google Homes range from $25 to $299.

Some of the standard features of Google Home are:

  • Ask for the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more news
    • “Hey Google, how long is my commute to work today?”
    • “Hey Google, is it going to rain today?”
  • Hook your Google Home such as chromecast, and you can stream shows, movies, and music on your TV or speakers
    • “Hey, Google, play my workout playlist”
  • Use your voice to control lights, thermostats, and more from your compatible home automation devices


Overall both smart speakers have similar features and in the same price ranges. They both need to be connected with Wi-Fi and have to be plugged in. Both are able to connect with third-party apps that allow you to stream music platforms and shows/movie platforms.

So which speaker is the best? Honestly, they are both equally great. It comes down services, affordability, and space.