Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Home Max vs Amazon Echo 2nd gen: Feature & specs comparison

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Home Max vs Amazon Echo 2nd gen: Feature & specs comparison
Apple's HomePod was announced more than half an year ago but is yet to arrive to the market. However, it seems that all this time couldn't help Apple come up with a finished product as the HomePod will be arriving without essential functionalities like stereo sound and multi-room audio at launch as these are reportedly coming later this year.

Needless to say, the competition did not sleep and had the chance to populate the market with a slew of many not half-bad smart speakers that fill the void Apple . Gadgets like the Google Home, Google Home mini, Google Home Max, and Amazon Echo 2nd-gen are already doing their mojo inside users' houses. Will the HomePod with its mediocre Siri assistant convince enough people to get one and use it in lieu of a Google- or Amazon-made ones which are powered by the more capable Google Assistant and Alexa?

But for anyone out there who hasn't got themselves a smart home gadget yet, there's only one way we can help, and that's by comparing all the features of the Apple HomePod, Google Home, and Amazon's latest Echo in tabular format.



1. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

You should also add Sonon One for Alexa & at some point Assistant.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I love how PhoneArena paints Apples homepod IoT support. They list more things for Apples Homewood, but in reality right now both Google Home's and Amazon's Echo's support more home appliances and devices. Also the Nanoleaf works great with Google Home, so does the Ecobee devices that I have. Why are they not listed under the same category.

3. ssallen

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Because PhoneArena are Apply fanboys. They didn't even mention chaios and it was reported to them repeatedly.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I just notice a really big negative is Apple Music, subscription required for Apple's homepod. Nothing like locking your products to your services.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So the Google Home Max is the winner! All those supported services.

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I have the Home Max and love it. The thing is LOUD and sound quality is pretty good.

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