A smart display If you want the benefit of a smart assistant with a bonus that comes with having something involved, it might be in your favor. When you place the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa on a smart speaker with a tablet-sized screen, you get a fun way to watch weather or album art, watch TV shows, make video calls and other (mostly) useful stuff. We tested most of the major displays on the market and listed our preferences below.
Most of our choices use Google Assistant instead of Amazon’s Alexa because the device is often easy to set up and Google provides a simple service in some ways.
Updated April 2021: We’ve added the third-gen Amazon Echo Show 10 and the second-gen Nest Hub. We’ve also added a section on why you should get a smart display.
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