Chinese smart speaker users were expected to surge by 885% to 34.2 million by the end of 2018, representing 4.2% of overall internet users. China and America combined accounting for 70% of global smart speaker market in terms of sales.
The top four vendors were Amazon, Google, Alibaba, and Xiaomi. Baidu's DuerOS is potential to subvert the smart speaker market. China shipped 5.8 million units smart speakers in Q3 2018. Tmall Genie ranked first, followed by Xiaomi and Baidu.
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