Local Business Voice Search By Device [CHART]

Chart: Local Business Voice Search

Some 58% of US adults have used voice search to find information on a local business at some point in the past 12 months. Most commonly, people are using their smartphones (56%) for voice search to find local business information, while about 1 in 5 (18%) have done so using a Smart Speaker.

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Smart Audio [VIDEO]

This presentation by Tom Webster of Edison Research presents the Spring 2018 edition of The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research. More than 43M people (18+) in the U.S. now own a smart speaker. And it’s no longer just the early adopters using these devices. New smart speaker owners are emerging as a distinct audience in terms of user profile, behavior and media habits.

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Voice-Activated Device Use [CHART]

Chart: Voice Activated Device Use

eMarketer’s latest forecast expects the number of smart speaker users to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.9% between 2016 and 2020, from 16.0 million to 76.5 million.

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Voice Commerce Users By Age & Platform [TABLE]

Table: Voice Commerce By Age & Platform

30% of US internet users have used a voice assistant to look for product information or purchase products—in other words, shop or buy. Google Assistant (13.9%) and Siri (13.1%) had the highest usage for these activities.

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