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their smart speaker, while only 46pc say they regularly use smart speakers for news, and only 1pc say that news is the most important feature on their smart speaker. Why not?
“Well, it’s partly because you can get the news in other places,” says Nic Newman, the report’s author. “We found some people said it’s not compelling enough, some said the news was too long — what they wanted if they asked for the news was a one-minute summary of the news. Depending on the context, people wanted a range of things. If you were at home and you asked for the news, you may want a minute, but if you’re out and about in the car you maybe want half an hour.”
Many smart speaker owners, though, just use them to listen to live streams of their favourite radio stations. In the UK, 60pc of speaker owners