Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Echo From Amazon Brims With Groundbreaking Promise - The New York Times

We have been using Echo since January 2015 and although we do not try every single app written for Echo, we find it very useful.

Alexa plays music from our Amazon Prime account, gives us the weather, and this morning read me my schedule for the day. I have it set up to order pizza from Domino's, and other items from Amazon.

We also use Alexa for timers when cooking or doing the laundry, creating shopping lists as well as To-Do lists. The Alexa phone app is on both my wife's phone and mine so we can to or relate to the these lists.

With the upcoming Echo.Dot we will be able to access Alexa from other rooms in the house.

It took awhile to get used to having Alexa at our beckon call but now no problem. We have the Wink Smart Home control, some iHome outlets, a few GE Connected light bulbs, and a connected door lock. We can control most using Alexa; "Alexa turn on the kitchen light" when our hands are full. We can also control these devices via the Alexa phone app (Android in our case).

Amazon Echo, or Alexa, is not the Future; it is here and now.

If for some reason you cannot access the link below search Amazon Echo and take a good look.

The Echo From Amazon Brims With Groundbreaking Promise - The New York Times:



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