The leader was replaced in the wireless column market: they became Amazon. It will not be easy to hold the first place of the company, given the recent output of Apple Homepod.
According to Strategy Analytics, in 2016 a total of 14 million speakers with Wi-Fi support was produced, which is 62 % more than a year earlier.
Amazon increased the supply of Echo devices by 77 % to 5 million units, as a result of which the Internet giant became the leader of the market in question. Sonos, which in 2015 held the palm of the championship, fell to the second position with 4 million shipped devices.
«In a series of speakers Echo, equipped with a vocal assistant alexa, Amazon found a formula for success. The rapid success of the company caused a clear wave of interest, — Says the director of Strategy Analytics Intelligent Home Group David Watkins. — In our opinion, the demand for Amazon branded devices greatly affects the entire wireless column market, especially if you know that the popular echo dot is connected to better systems through Bluetooth».
In addition to Amazon and Sonos, large manufacturers of WiFi colonies are also Bose, Harman, Denon, Sony and Google. Soon this list will replenish Apple.
- Strategy Analytics