In my last post I mentioned that I acquired an Amazon Echo and Dot Smart Speaker. I have installed the two devices and what follows are the benefits and one challenge that has developed in the last several days.
I installed the Echo in the living room next to the T.V. The Echo will pick up our voices from the living room, hall, kitchen, dining room and sun room. So far we have used the Echo to:
- listen to our (separate) Amazon Prime Music collections
- Kitchen times
- News Updates
- Calendar and todo lists
- Manage our Capital One Account including making payments
- Listen to Podcasts
- Movia Trivia
The Dot which is the smaller and less expensiveversion of the Echo is paired with a Speaker and is upstairs in Sharon’s Office. She mainly uses the Dot to listen to her music but she likes the “Good Morning Command” which is has an interesting fact of a synopsis of some famous person’s life usually when it is their birthday.
So far the one challenge that the app requires a zip code so you can’t get traffic or listings of restaurants.