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Thread: How has Google Mini/Alexa improved your life?

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    My Dad has a couple Amazon Dots attached to nice speakers. The voice control is wonderful for him.

    He uses them to turn his bedroom lights off at night, and on in the morning. He listens to the radio for most of the day, and listens through his Dot. He alternates between favorite radio stations that are scattered around the US. He listens to some of his favorite podcasts (This American Life), or music of his choice. We made "playlists" of favorite songs that he can play to help fall asleep. He checks the weather regularly, asks random questions, or asks it to tell him a joke. Even the "Jeopardy" game is fun every once in awhile. And he can use it to make phone calls to me by voice, if he cannot reach the phone. He uses it to set alarms for waking up, or random alarms throughout the day.

    Pretty amazing.

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    Senior Member landrover's Avatar
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    I have an echo in my bedroom, and 2 dots throughout my apartment. I have the harmony hub, which allows me to control my tv through the echos. I have several Wemo plugs to turn lights on/off, and I used to have the ecobee thermostat, but I found the ecobee did not work smoothly with my apartment's heat pump (or it was not installed correctly by maintenance). I use the echo to also listen to music, podcasts, and audible.

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    Wow thank you so much for your input everybody. I am amazed by how many are using these now. And the price is SO much better than the old units pre-wifi.
    May the fetus you save be gay

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    Just pmed you
    May the fetus you save be gay

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    If you're older than 50 say Alexa play Radio Paradise.
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
    Bob Seger

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    Senior Member Domosoyo's Avatar
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    I second that! I'm a long time listener of Radio Paradise.

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    Senior Member ChesBay's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvot View Post
    If you're older than 50 say Alexa play Radio Paradise.
    good recommendation, enjoying it.

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