Thursday, April 6, 2017

Alexa vs. Google by Chloe and Bella

Alexa v.s. Google


Devices
Pro
Cons
Alexa
  • Alexa can order stuff off of amazon
  • Alexa can surf the web
  • You can listen to music
  • Comes in a large and small size
  • Can stream music
  • Can act as a timer
  • Can control smart-home devices
  • You can connect your phone to Alexa
  • There is Bluetooth
  • Can not listen to music not on amazon
  • Is not easily controlled like google
  • The answers to questions are more limited and may not have an answer
  • You must surrender some privacies
  • It doesn't work unless it is plugged in
Google
  • It takes songs off youtube
  • It surfs the web from google
  • You can control other compatible devices like smart-home devices
  • Has more answers and information than Alexa
  • Can Stream music
  • Can act as a timer
  • More attractively designed
  • You can play in multiple rooms at once
  • You can connect your phone to Google home and can send information to your phone
  • You can only connect to one google account at a time
  • Must surrender some privacies
  • It doesn’t respond well when music is playing
  • Voice not as easily understood as other devices
  • There is no Bluetooth
  • You can not shop off of Google Home

Prices:
Google-$129.00
Alexa- (large) $179.99
          (small) $49.99


Tasks for it to do:
  • Play songs such as: Billy Joel, Imagine Dragons
  • Sing Me A Song
  • Tell Me a Joke
  • Reminders
  • Alarm clocks
  • Find Items to buy
  • Ask location and addresses for stores




Our Opinion:

We would recommend Google over Alexa because you do not have surrender as many privacies. We prefer the look of the google item more. As users you can look up and connect to anything that Google can connect to while using the device, whereas Alexa only connects to Amazon. This item gives you the freedom to work with the whole internet and not just one website. The price range is also much more preferred compared to Alexa. The answers Google give are easier to understand. Google also seems to have more answers than Alexa.





















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