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Free to Play Summit: Smart Speakers: An Overview of an up-and-Coming Category

Jeferson Valadares  (CEO, Doppio)

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Time: 1:20pm - 1:50pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Free to Play

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: N/A: I prefer to present live on-site but I am open to delivering a virtual presentation

Voice as an interface has the potential to unlock new gameplay and new audiences, much like touch did about 10 years ago. Voice technology itself traditionally had several issues, but both the software and hardware parts of that equation have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Smart Speakers, with their low price points and mass market utility, are driving voice everywhere, and are predicted to be the fastest-penetrating device in people's homes - ever (faster than internet, faster than smartphones). And of course, gaming is already one of the most popular activities in the platform. In this presentation, we will do a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of smart speaker platforms for gaming.


Attendees will leave with a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the fast-growing smart speaker gaming segment. This presentation will also provide some data and links where attendees can continue their research after the conference.

Intended Audience

This presentation is aimed at anyone interested in the up-and-coming smart speaker market segment, or who are looking for different ways to branch out their existing digital content. No previous knowledge about smart speakers is required. A basic understanding of other digital stores (Apple's App Store, Steam, etc) is valuable.