Digitization is already a reality within homes, and in recent years, this transformation has been consolidated with the regular use of virtual assistants in private homes. These smart devices are incorporated into the daily life of all types of families to facilitate tasks, make processes more efficient and optimise people’s time.
In this context, according to the Smart Speakers Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change To 2030, the virtual assistant market will exceed €17 billion in 2025, representing an annual growth rate of 26%.
Thus, the advancement of technology is an issue that transcends all areas, completely transforming people’s lives and social and economic infrastructures. In this sense, ANOVO shares five aspects and functionalities to take into account to get the maximum possible benefit from virtual home assistants who, it seems, are here to stay:
Align Operating Systems
When choosing a virtual assistant, it is essential to consider the operating system of the devices already used in the home. To fully exploit the functionalities of a voice assistant, it is beneficial to ensure the compatibility of the device with the smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs of the users of the family.
Agenda and Alarm Management
One of the most valuable features of virtual assistants is their use as a plan. Thanks to artificial intelligence, you can ask these devices to write down a medical visit, a reminder for a designated date, and even set the alarm as a wake-up mode. Undoubtedly, it is a handy application that facilitates users’ daily life.
In a context where the traditional pen and paper method seems to be becoming obsolete, virtual assistants are the best solution for the most forgetful. Thanks to voice recognition, these devices facilitate tasks such as storing information on everyday aspects such as shopping or to-do lists. Virtual assistants will retain all the information you request with just a few words.
Improve the Functionalities of Home Automation
One of the great successes of virtual assistants is their ability to interface with other electronic devices. In this sense, the synergy that arises with the systems and technologies aimed at home automation takes on particular relevance. In the case of having a home with an integrated home automation system, it is possible to link it to the virtual home assistant to carry out everyday tasks such as turning on or off the light, television, air conditioning, and heating or, for example, uploading and lower the blinds and turn the alarm on or off.
Exploit its Operation as an Entertainment Device
Like almost all electronic devices, virtual home assistants also offer users functionalities related to entertainment. Specifically, it is widespread to use them as a speaker. In addition, those most used to this type of device can also take advantage of voice recognition to play. This functionality is beneficial on Google devices and Alexa.
Quick Consultations and Extension of the Functionalities of a Smartphone
Virtual assistants respond quickly to questions such as what day and what time it is or what the weather is anywhere in the world. In addition, linking it with a smartphone extends many of its functionalities, such as calls or voice reading of instant messaging services or email, are developed.