Alexa on over 100 mln devices shipped so far

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Rather than including support for Amazon and Google's voice-controlled assistants in its TVs, Samsung is adding support for existing devices.

Amazon has never shed details on sales units when it comes to devices sold with its Alexa assistant, but now the finally has revealed a number for the first time, ahead of next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES): over 100 million. Google also says that active users-both monthly and daily-have quadrupled over the a year ago, though the company won't say how many people are using Google Assistant regularly. As opposed to iPhones and Android devices which come with these assistant's built in by default.

The Google Assistant launched in 2016 on the Google Pixel phone and since then has spread to a ton of devices. Google Assistant is Google's virtual assistant, available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as smart home devices like smart speakers and smart TVs.

But it takes more than a splashy ad campaign to dominate an industry. walk the CES show floor this year, and chances are you'll see almost as many Alexa-compatible appliances as you will Google Assistant.

More than 100 million devices with Alexa on board have been sold.

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"I don't think it matters as much as it did in the beginning when it was more trying to prove a point that this was not just a fad", she says.

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What will matter more going forward, she says, is which company is able to expand outside of North America.

Samsung's next line of TVs, coming this year, will offer voice control through Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

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