Google Home and Amazon Echo are the frontrunners of smart speaker technology with voice assistants. Both speakers are fairly similar—they both allow you to play music, control the lights, or ask questions about the news and weather—and both can connect to a number of smart home devices. There are also multiple variations of each device in case you need something bigger, smaller, or for kids. Figuring out which one is right for you depends on what you’re looking for.
Here, we’re looking at each of the Google Home and Amazon Echo devices to help you narrow down the choice.