What’s next, Alexa? Smart speakers hit their limits


Smart speakers were fun and handy when they started, but not everyone bought into them. As improvements to their smarts appear slowed, so too have sales. — dpa

Smart speakers with integrated voice assistants have been in our lives and our homes for the past half decade, helping us to control smart-home devices for lighting and heating, and playing our favourite music on demand.

But is that really all there is to these handy helpers? Or will they offer more features in the future?

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