Oh Echo Dot, Thanks for the Intercom System, Bedtime Stories, Music…
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Hi Y’all! It’s Holly – a Hip2Save sidekick!
Today, I want to share with you one of my family’s most favorite products! We used to own an Amazon Echo for a long time, but just last year my daughter accidentally knocked it off the counter, and that was the end of it. 😩 Over Christmas, there was a really sweet deal on the Amazon Echo Dot, so we decided to pick up a few to give our kids as gifts. It was one of the best purchases we have made!
The Echo Dot is small, convenient, and less expensive than the Amazon Echo or the Google Home, and we use it in so many ways in our home! It functions as a dictionary, spelling helper, calendar, weather or news reporter, alarm clock, joke teller, question answerer, calculator and so many more things.
Here’s why I LOVE our Amazon Echo Dot!
Did you know you can use the dot as an intercom system?
It is the coolest thing. From the kitchen or my bedroom or anywhere else in the house I can say “Alexa, drop in on the Kid’s room”. We can have a conversation right there through the Echo Dot. It’s super helpful if you need to talk to someone in another room. You can also play music on ALL the Echos in the house at once. Just say “Alexa, play Twenty One Pilots everywhere”. She will then play your chosen music on all the Echo devices in the house – So fun!
It’s especially nice when it’s time for everyone to get up in the morning. The kids just love it (insert sarcasm here) when I say “Alexa, Play The Wake Up Song by The Flannery Brothers EVERYWHERE” in the morning. Hey, it works!
My kiddos use it for bedtime stories!
We also use the Echo for audio books tied to our Audible Account! My kids enjoy listening to audiobooks before bed. They can just say “Alexa, play my book on Audible”, and she will pick up right where they left off. They don’t have to listen to the same book either. They can choose which book plays on which device. I have to say this is probably my most favorite feature of the Echo Dot.
Check your deliveries.
Another really fun feature of the Echo Dot is Amazon delivery notifications. If it is blinking white, you can ask Alexa to read your notifications. Alexa will let you know if you have a package shipped or if you can expect a delivery that day. This is SO convenient!
I’m sure there are many more fun Amazon Echo Dot features we haven’t found yet, so share with me any cool tips you have! 🙌