Five Things For Which We Use Our Virtual Assistants

A new survey found 27% of Americans now have a virtual assistant, like an Amazon Echo or Google Home.  But they’re still not totally reliable.

65% of people have experienced issues with it not working the way they want it to.  Here are the top five things we use our digital assistants for . . .

1.  To play music or listen to podcasts.  66% of people who own a digital assistant do it. (It’s a great way to listen to Happy  103-1–get details here)  

2.  Set alarms or reminders, 56%.

3.  Get updates on news, weather, or sports, 48%.

4.  Control appliances, or turn lights on and off, 31%.

5.  Communicate with people, like having it send an email or make a phone call, 29%.

The survey also found men are slightly more likely to own a digital assistant.  54% of owners are men, and 46% are women. And obviously young people are more likely to be early adopters:  44% of owners are between the ages of 13 and 34.  Only 26% are over 55.  

(Clutch)