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Amazon Echo and Google Home are two environmental control units that allow for voice control of your home and searching the Internet along with music operation. Amazon Echo and Google Home are affordable and expandable assistive technology options. For under $200, an environmental control environment is set up with basic functions. For each device in your home that you want to control, it will cost an additional $15-30 for a smart device controller.
Amazon Echo (known in-development as Doppler or Project D and shortened and referred to as Echo) is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.
Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the GoogleAssistant. This is a simple device in which a voice request triggers Google Home to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn. (Google Staff, 2016). It was created and released in November 2016.
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Link to instructional document: Alexa and Harmony for Voice TV Control