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Voice-First Ecosystem to Expand Drastically in 2017

According to recent reports from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) and VoiceLabs, there are approximately 9 million U.S. homes with voice-first devices in them. That number, according to estimates, will reach near 30 million by the end of the year. These numbers take into account only these voice-first devices: Google Home and Amazon Echo.

User experience currently focuses on four categories: listening to music and audio books; controlling smart home devices; playing games and partaking in similar entertainment; and, listening to news and podcasts. Both CIRP and VoiceLabs see potential growth over the year for branded content, business services and monetization opportunities.

Read the full article from MarketingLand to learn more about these reports and how the growth of voice-first devices may affect business marketing opportunities.