Profile of Americans actively using a Google assistant

Active use of voice assistants is relatively low among Americans, despite being supported by many smart devices. Less than six (15%) American online adults regularly use Google Assistant. The highest concentration of these users is middle-aged male parents.

This MetaFAQs profiles American users of Google Assistant by their demographics, including age, gender, employment status, presence of children, and life stage. It also details the number of computers regularly used and the mixture of technology ecosystems.

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Profile of Americans actively using Alexa voice assistant

Being able to control one’s environment by simply speaking was well-popularized in the 1960’s through the television series Star Trek. Within the last decade, Amazon jumped in with its voice assistant and smart speaker offerings as have rivals Apple, Google, and others. Currently, only one in ten American adults regularly use Amazon Alexa. This MetaFAQs profiles American active Amazon Alexa users by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group and age within gender, employment status, presence of children, life stage, number of home PCs used, and mix of technology ecosystems.

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Profile of Americans actively using Apple Siri voice assistant

Controlling one’s environment by simply speaking has been the stuff of science fiction for decades. Apple was an early entrant with its PlainTalk speech recognition technology on certain Macintoshes in the 1990’s. Since its renewed entrance with Apple Siri on iPhones a decade ago, active market penetration has climbed to exceed one in five online Americans. This MetaFAQs profiles American active Apple Siri users by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group and age within gender, employment status, household size, life stage, and number of PCs used.

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Highlights: Home Entertainment

Home is where the fun is, enhanced by VR headsets, game consoles, smart speakers, smartphones, tablets, and computers. Home entertainment using technology devices and services is dominated by younger adults and parents, although not entirely so.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: the profile of home entertainment users, home entertainment devices, and home entertainment trends.

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Highlights: Wearables, Hearables, Listening & Speaking

Entertainment, communication, and smart homes have all evolved beyond requiring typing on a keyboard or sitting near PC speakers. Wearable and hearables have extended a broad range of audible activities further towards a more personal convenience. However, active usage of any wearables or hearables has varied considerably across market segments. While Bluetooth headphones are widespread, VR headsets persist as niche products among a younger, more affluent, and tech-savvy segment. Smart speakers, in contrast, are showing signs of having peaked after rising in use among a middle market.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: wearables penetration, hearables penetration, wearable devices used, trends in wearables and hearables, purchase plans for wearables, listening activities, penetration of voice assistant usage, the profile of voice assistant users, the profile of hearables users, and the profile of wearables users.

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Highlights: Consumer Electronics

Hearables are having a tumultuous time during the pandemic, and users adapt to shifting situations. Webcams are a significant force, as are wireless Bluetooth headsets, both pivotal for users working or schooling from home. Meanwhile, voice-enabled speakers have reached a plateau, reaching their largest share among neither the youngest nor oldest adults. Smartwatches have made inroads across nearly all age groups, especially younger employed adults.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: purchase plans for wearables, hearables penetration, wearables penetration, trends in consumer electronics, the profile of hearables users, the profile of wearables users, the profile of key consumer electronics users, and device activities compared to consumer electronics.

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Profile of Americans actively using a Google assistant or Google-brand speakers

Google aims to be ubiquitous and have competitive offerings to Apple, Amazon, and others. As a class, voice assistants and speakers have expanded in use by fits and starts. Only one in four Americans use a Google voice assistant or Google-brand speaker. This MetaFAQs profiles these active voice users by their age, age within gender, employment status, presence of children, life stage, number of computers used, and mix of technology ecosystems.

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