No one is building the smart speaker we actually want

Casey Newton:

First, let's describe it. The speaker of our dreams delivers high-quality audio, links with other smart speakers, plays music from all the major streaming services, can be controlled by voice, and is relatively affordable. You can get any three of those five in a smart speaker on the market today, but you'll never be more than 60 percent satisfied.

I agree, but unfortunately, this is the path forward here. We're never going to get a "smart speaker" that does it all. There are just too many players with stakes, and the stakes are too high already. 

Maybe we'll get a little closer if/when someone buys Sonos?


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