In-home voice tech beginning to silence mobile use

Mobile use is beginning to suffer at the virtual hands of in-home digital voice assistants, a new study reports.

According to professional services company Accenture, which surveyed 21,000 consumers in 19 countries between last October and November, 66% of people who own a digital voice assistant used their smartphones less at home since installing the device.

About two-thirds (64%) said they used their smartphones less for entertainment, and more than half said they’ve stepped away from their smartphones when it comes to making purchases or doing general searches for information (58% and 56%, respectively).


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