2020 Ultimate smart speaker guide for your home

Every room in your house can be smarter when you have the right smart speaker. So today, we're rounding up the best smart speakers by room in our ultimate smart speaker guide of 2020. Have a look at the speakers on this list to see how seamless your smart home experience can be.

2020 Ultimate smart speaker guide for your home
Waco Designs smart speaker concept design

If you want to boost your home’s IQ, you’ll need a great system of smart speakers. These days, you can find them for pretty much every room in the house. For the kitchen, there’s a smart speaker and display that follows you with your recipe while you cook. For the bathroom, you can get a smart shower speaker that connects to two devices at once.

Related: 14 Smart Alexa devices and gadgets for your home

Smart speakers have come a long way in 2020, boasting both intelligence and design. No matter which of these gadgets you choose, they’re sure to give you the functions and form you need throughout your entire home.

Living Room

Sonos Arc Premium Smart Soundbar

The first product on our ultimate smart speaker guide 2020 is the Sonos Arc Premium Smart Soundbar. This sleek soundbar has a matte modern appearance and delivers lifelike audio. It responds to commands from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Ruark Audio R3 Compact Music System

The Ruark Audio R3 Compact Music System has a gorgeous cantilevered design that looks great in any modern home. Its audio packs a punch and offers comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming support for your favorite music apps.


Tivoli Audio Music System Home Smart Hi-Fi System

The Tivoli Audio Music System Home Smart Hi-Fi System is smart and beautiful. Its mid-century design goes beautifully in any living room and plays crisp sound. This all-in-one smart sound system for your home even works with Alexa.


Cavalier Maverick Portable Alexa Speaker System

Another great product on our ultimate smart speaker guide of 2020 is the Cavalier Maverick Portable Alexa Speaker System. This speaker is great for small living rooms. It can also tell you the weather and news updates, and it has other Alexa skills.

Kitchen

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) Smart Display

The Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) Smart Display is your ultimate kitchen helper. This smart speaker has a display that can follow you as you cook to show you your recipe. It even sends you notifications if it detects suspicious motion in the house while you’re out.


Belkin Devialet Soundform Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker

The Belkin Devialet Soundform Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker has an integrated smart charger on its top, which is a great accessory to have in any kitchen. This speaker responds to Google Assistant voice commands.


Google Nest Hub Smart Display

The Google Nest Hub Smart Display lets you control and manage your entire smart home visually. It’s great for following recipes in the kitchen and even gives you hands-free instruction. Furthermore, it identifies all the people who live in your house to offer personalized information for each question.


Bedroom

Amazon Echo Show 5 Alexa-Enabled Smart Screen

A great substitute for your alarm clock on our ultimate smart speaker guide 2020 is the Amazon Echo Show 5 Alexa-Enabled Smart Screen. The Alexa Sunshine feature brightens your room slowly to wake you up. Also, this device is smart-home compatible and lets you watch your favorite entertainment.


Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker

The Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker has intelligent computational audio to optimize your sound. It also syncs perfectly with other HomePod speakers. Finally, it works with Siri and knows when your iPhone is nearby.

New Amazon Echo 4th-Generation Smart Speaker

The New Amazon Echo 4th-Generation Smart Speaker makes a lovely, discreet addition to any bedroom. It offers improved sounds and has on-device speech recognition.


Patio and Deck

SONOS Move Drop-Resistant Wi-Fi Speaker

The SONOS Move Drop-Resistant Wi-Fi Speaker is the perfect outdoor accessory. It combines big sound with intelligence and portability. Best of all, it’s weather and drop resistant, so you can keep it outside and invite it to any party.


Anker Soundcore Motion Q Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The Anker Soundcore Motion Q Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a great choice for an outdoor smart speaker as it has an all-waterproof case. Best of all, it sends sound in every direction and lets you use the smart assistant on your smartphone.


Workspace

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker

The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker is another great item on our ultimate smart speaker guide of 2020. It gives you full access to Alexa in a compact size, which is exactly what you need in your home office.


Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker

The Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker gives you more bass and volume. It also works seamlessly with the Nest mini for a comprehensive smart home experience. The five beautiful colors look great in any workspace.


Bathroom

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II is another excellent option on our ultimate smart speaker guide of 2020. It packs bold sound into a small, water-resistant speaker. It also has a built-in mic for clear conferences or personal calls.

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II on furniture

JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker

The JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker can connect to up to two smartphones or tablets simultaneously. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means you can fully submerge it in water.


Concepts

Waco Designs Smart Speaker Concept

The Waco Designs Smart Speaker Concept channels soundwaves forward instead of scattering them, amplifying the sound in the process. This builds on the idea that people are most likely to set their smart speakers against a wall.

Waco Designs Smart Speaker Concept

Waco Designs smart speaker concept on an orange background

Smart Cactus by Jonas Daehnert

The Smart Cactus by Jonas Daehnert is designed to blend into your home decor by looking like a cactus plant. The top has an LED screen that lets you operate it via touch. But you can also talk to this device and ask it to play your favorite music or read you the headlines.

Smart Cactus by Jonas Daehnert

Smart Cactus by Jonas Daehnert LED touchpad

As you can see, there really is a smart speaker for every room in your house. Which ones do you like the most? Let us know your thoughts or if you’re currently using a smart speaker you love in the comments.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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