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Did you gift someone or receive an Echo Dot for the holidays? We’ve been using one in our home for quite some time now and today I’m sharing How to Use Your Echo Dot and Simplify Your Life With It. Plus, I’m sharing a Printable for an ‘Echo Dot Cheat Sheet’ for some quick and easy requests you can Ask Alexa to do.
The Echo Dot will make tedious routines so much easier, such as turning on/off the lights, setting a morning alarm for your child, playing music and much more. I’ll be sharing how we use our Echo Dot to mainstream our life and how it can make the perfect last minute gift.
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We enjoy having an Echo Dot in almost all of the rooms in our home, because it makes daily tasks much easier. We can tell Alexa to turn off the lights in the house before we head out, or if I am sitting on the couch and I want the kitchen lights turned off (they cause a glare on my laptop screen), I can tell Alexa to turn off those specific lights in our home.
We have had the Echo Dot in our home since the beginning. We really love the new Echo Dot 3rd generation, because of its new and better speaker. We listen to music everyday on our Echo Dot and we can tell the music is crisper and we can turn it on louder with its new more powerful speaker. The updated fabric design goes wonderfully with the farmhouse style decor in our home and it’s wonderful that the price is still only $49.99.
It’s convenient to put an Echo Dot in every room, so that you can make a family announcement on all of the Echo Dots at once, ask it for information or the weather, play your favorite music in a multi-room music grouping, set timers and alarms and control compatible smart home devices.
It is really easy to set up your Echo Dot. Just plug it in, download the Alexa App on your phone and follow the directions to add your new device. You’ll need to connect it to your home internet, log into your Amazon account and then you’ll be ready to start asking Alexa questions!
The next-generation Echo Dot features a new fabric design and curved shape. It’s also available in a variety of colors, such as Charcoal, Heather Gray and Sandstone, which gives you even more design power in blending it in with your home’s decor.
After you get more familiar with your Echo Dot device, you can start to consider using other Amazon devices with it. Here are some that we currently use:
- Cloud Cams – We have set up Cloud Cams throughout the house to keep tabs on our pets while we are on vacation.
- Echo Look – A hands free selfie camera and style assistant.
- Ring – This was recently bought out by Amazon and is a camera doorbell, which is my husband’s new toy that he just loves. It lets you see who is at your door, packages that are delivered, etc.
Interacting with Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Just ask her to play music, read the news, control your smart home, tell a joke, and more—Alexa will respond instantly. Whether you are at home or on the go, Alexa is designed to make your life easier by letting you voice-control your world.
Echo and Alexa will make your life so much more convenient. It lets you turn on the lights, set timers, ask for information, etc. If your hands are busy in the kitchen, holding a child or you’re just too tired to get up off the couch, then you’ll love having an Echo Dot nearby. All you need to say is, “Alexa” when starting a question or command.
I’m sharing an ‘Echo Dot Cheat Sheet’ (download printable HERE) for some quick and easy requests you can ask it. Use this cheat sheet, or even print it out and tape it to your fridge until you get accustomed to using it in your home.
Now that you’ve received your Echo device for the holidays, what are you the most excited to try on it? You’ll find that the Echo Dot is a must have item in your modern home and the perfect last minute holiday gift that’ll save you time, energy and keep you entertained and organized just in time for the New Year.