Amazon Echo and Google Home are smart home automation devices, developed by Amazon and Google respectively.
With the use of voice assistant, these device will answers your questions, reads news, reports traffic and weather etc. It will act as the home automation controlling device — controls lights, switches, and thermostats etc. For hands-free convenience these devices will be controlled by your voice and it connects to to the cloud for the information.
|Amazon Echo||Google Home|
|Hands free commands||Yes||Yes|
|Voice assistant||Alexa||Google Assistant|
|Wake word||Alexa, Echo, or Amazon||“Okay Google”|
|Smart home partnerships||Yes – Nest and more||Yes – Nest and more|
|Output to stereo||Yes in Amazon Dot||Yes (via chromecast)|
|Customizable||No||Yes (six different color bases)|