Consumer-speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home see the technology as a way of eviction and use less screens in their everyday lives, suggesting new research.
The number of people who use smart voice speakers has almost doubled in the last year, with 10% of the UK saying they use one on a regular basis, the Reuters Foundation discovered.
Users said they saw hearing speakers an opportunity to disinfect, replacing traditional radios around the home, especially in living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms, and instead choosing to listen to live web streams of radio broadcasts.
Many pointed out that they were expecting a voice to largely replace remote controls for television and other home devices.
"These technologies are still early," said the author of the report, The Future of Voice and News Implications for Nic News.
"We will use our voice to control devices and use the media increasingly, as it is a faster and convenient input for many purposes or touch screens or remote controls."
The research also showed that people seeing hearing speakers are an effective way of spending less time with screens, helping them to erase and highlight sometimes the internet faces.
Tech horses have remained silent about the exact number of hearing speakers they have sold, but data and report, based on a survey of 1,000 UK smartphone owners, suggest that Amazon Echo currently leading with just under three quarters of the market (74%), followed by Google Home at 14% and Sonos One, which is powered by Alexa, taking 5%.
– Press Society