Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: Is One Virtual Assistant Better?

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November 18, 2022

When the original Iron Man came out in 2008, Tony Stark’s voice interface assistant, Jarvis, seemed like something only a billionaire could have. But a mere 14 years later, all of us regular folks have several real-life voice assistants to choose from. The two big names in the game are Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (sorry, Siri), but which one is best for you? In our top story, Review Geek contributor Sarah Chaney gives you a very detailed comparison of both. She goes through pretty much everything you can throw at a voice assistant and shows you the results so you can decide which one fits your needs best–powered armor not included.

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