US adult voice assistant/speaker users by brand platform and number of Apple devices [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 17, 2021

Voice assistants Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa can be used on various devices. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use a voice assistant on a smartphone, tablet, or PC, or use a voice-enabled speaker from Apple, Google, or Amazon. This is split by the voice assistant platform’s brand and the number of Apple devices they use – spanning iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, Apple TV set-top boxes, or HomePods. There are two charts – one with the millions of Americans and another with the percentage within each voice assistant platform.

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US adults with voice-enabled speakers by number of Apple devices [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 16, 2021

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker incorporates voice command using Apple Siri to connect with an Apple iPhone and Apple’s HomeKit home automation control hub. The HomePod is tightly integrated with other Apple products, which helps those who have many Apple devices and may discourage those who do not. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use at least one Apple HomePod by the number of Apple devices they use – including iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, Apple TV set-top boxes, or HomePods. There are two charts – one with the millions of Americans by their number of Apple devices and another with the percentage within each smart speaker brand.

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Voice-enabled wireless speakers by age group [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 9, 2021

Online Americans use wireless speakers to use voice commands with Siri or Alexa or to listen to music, and the penetration rates vary substantially by age. This MetaFAQs reports on the penetration of voice-enabled speakers by age group among adults the US.

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American Apple HomePod Users [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 2, 2021

Apple released the Apple HomePod in 2017. The smart speaker incorporates voice command using Apple Siri to connect with an Apple iPhone and Apple’s HomeKit home automation control hub. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use at least one Apple HomePod.

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Broadened smart speaker usage in the US [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, February 23, 2021

Smart speakers can be used for listening to music, news, phone calls, and voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of online adults in the US that use at least one smart speaker by the speaker’s brand.

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Smart speakers more talk than action? Voice assistants across platforms [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 19, 2018

Convenience is the surest bet to reach technology consumers. When it comes to voice assistants, convenience must be handy. It shouldn’t be surprising that consumers first choose what’s familiar and close to hand. More are actively speaking to devices they’ve already had before using smart speakers.

Among American adults, five times as many use a smartphone than a smart speaker to access a voice assistant. This is based on results from the most recent wave of TUP/Technology User Profile. Nearly half, 46%, of online adults in the US used a smartphone to access a voice assistant such as Apple Siri. One in five, 20%, used a tablet. Smart speakers, such as an Amazon Echo or Dot were only being used by one in eleven, 9%, of online US adults.

Among those using a smartphone to reach their voice assistant, the median household spending for technology devices and services for the full prior year of 2017 is $4,500. By comparison, those using a tablet to reach their voice assistant average $6,750, and those using a smart speaker average $6,560.

At first glance, it may seem compelling that smart speaker users are much bigger spenders. Their median spending for home technology devices and services is double the average online adult. However, tablets are more compelling. Those who use tablets to reach their voice assistants spend a bit more than smart speaker users, at $6,750. More importantly, they are more numerous. In fact, there are more than twice as many, with tablet voice assistant users making up 20% of online adults.

Looking at total spending, smartphone voice assistant users are putting their money where their mouth is. Although their average spending on technology devices and services is lower than users of tablets or speaker voice assistants, there are so many more of them that their total spending is higher.

Looking ahead

Consumers are still experimenting with voice assistants, regardless of device. Although smart speakers are getting a lot of attention, it’s worth keeping an eye, and ear, on tablets and smartphones. After all, money talks.

About TUPdates

These results are based on results of the MetaFacts Technology User Profile 2018 survey, its 36th consecutive wave.

TUPdates feature analysis of current or essential technology topics. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual. TUPdates may also include results from previous waves of TUP.

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