NPR and Edison Research Release New Data on the Use of Smart Speakers in the U.S.
With more than 60M adults A18+ in the U.S. now owning a smart
speaker, new research from The Smart Audio Report reveals how the
outbreak of COVID-19 and quarantine measures are disrupting routines
and shifting consumer behaviors.
…Key Findings From the Spring 2020 Report Include:
- Usage of voice commands in general has increased slightly since the
COVID-19 outbreak, with 52% of voice-assistant users saying they use voice tech several times a day or nearly every day, compared to 46% before the outbreak.
- More than two-thirds of those who use voice assistants say they ‘make their lives easier.’
- 36% of U.S. adult smart speaker owners say they are using their device more to listen to music and entertainment since the outbreak, and 52% of 18-34 year-olds say the same.
- 35% of U.S. adult smart speaker owners are listening to more news and information since the COVID-19 outbreak, and 50% of those ages 18-34 say the same.
- With 77% percent of adults in the U.S. report experiencing a change in their typical routine since April 1, the new data reveals insights for marketers, advertisers, content creators and more as they navigate these tumultuous times.
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55 pages; PDF.
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