Alexa hails the arrival of the Smart Home for the many, not just the few..

Alexa is leading the pack as Amazon celebrates the holidays.. have you been talking to Alexa this Christmas?

The holiday shopping season is nearly over and Amazon’s Echo Dot smart speaker and its built-in Alexa voice assistant dominated the sales charts. Following Christmas Day, Amazon triumphantly announced the Echo Dot was the best-selling product of the holiday season on its website.  Around the same time, the Alexa app also made its way to the No. 1 spot on the App Store for the first time, and the Google Home app managed to sneak into the top ten (if only for a brief moment). It’s easy to look at this and say, “Great, a lot of people got smart speakers this holiday season,” but the moment also marks an important milestone: The smart home is finally — really this time — upon us all. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s Echo Spot is the blueprint for all future smart speakers The coming of the smart home has been years in the making — the Echo launched in 2015 — but for many people it hasn’t arrived until now. And for good reason! Up until now, smart speakers were too expensive and connecting them to other smart devices was a confusing process. But that’s all changed in the last few years. The Echo… The smart home is officially here, as proven by popular holiday gifts

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