Ask Alexa for a weather report while you're getting ready in the morning.
Add Alexa control to your home
What can you do with the Amazon Echo Dot? Use voice commands to order pizza the minute you realize your "from scratch" dinner tastes like dog food. Or let your kid call up a favorite music playlist while studying. Your spouse can ask for a weather report before heading out to work in the morning. Once you get used to calling out "Alexa!" and asking for what you need, you'll want to add one in every room.
A revolution in hands-free control
The Echo Dot is a voice control for a number of other daily tasks, too. It controls Smart Home lights, switches, and thermostats from companies like Wemo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and more. The Alexa virtual assistant app can answer questions, read audiobooks to you, and let you know the weather report. Just ask out loud, and you shall receive.
Always getting smarter
The Alexa service learns how to do new things all the time. Amazon refers to these abilities as "skills," and you can download new ones from their website any time you like. Recent skills updates have allowed users to call for a car service, order takeout food, and place online shopping orders. You can also track packages and set daily reminders. Since the Echo Dot is connected to the cloud, it learns new skills in the blink of an eye.