Paid PostPosted on Dec 15, 201710 Smart-Home Functions That Prove The Future Is NowLearn what you can do with a smart home and let Alexa handle the rest.by Alexa Voice ServiceBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Get the latest news from your C by GE Sol light. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Just ask, and this Amazon Alexa-enabled device (meaning Alexa is actually built-in!) is your own personal news anchor, broadcasting live to your bedroom, living room, or wherever your home needs light. 2. Tell your pup they’re a good boy and even give them a treat from a million miles away with a Furbo Dog Camera. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com This device works with Amazon Alexa (meaning you can make it work just by talking to any Alexa-enabled device), so give your canine companion a well-deserved treat (or desperate plea for good behavior) with the sound of your voice. 3. Crank your favorite tunes without lifting a finger with the Sonos One. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Ask Alexa to turn the music up, turn the music down, or skip to the next song. Pretty much anything you wish you could do at a concert — but in your living room. 4. Set the mood with a Philips Hue Bloom. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Want to add some extra ambiance to your evening? Just ask Alexa and enjoy your night in. 5. Hear a joke from your thermostat with the ecobee4. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com With Alexa built in, you can ask to turn up the heat, give you a weather report, read upcoming calendar events, add glow sticks to your shopping list, or even tell you a joke. 6. Cook a meal with help from your speaker with the Eufy Genie. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Ask Alexa for step-by-step recipe directions in the kitchen with this Alexa-enabled smart speaker and just use your voice to add ambiance to the meal with some music. 7. Lock the door while you're still at the store with the August Smart Lock. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com You can ask Alexa to lock the front door, but unfortunately you can't ask Alexa to make that housemate who ALWAYS forgets to lock the door to take a hint. 8. Order a pizza during a party without missing a beat with your Ultimate Ears BLAST. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Set your favorite order and then place it hands-free using Alexa. The only questions is: Should you get wings? 9. Kick off your dancing shoes and relax after a party while cleaning up at the same time with the iRobot Roomba 690. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Get started on tidying up and send a message to any lingering guests by having Alexa start your robot. 10. Start dinner without getting off the couch with TP-Link Smart Plugs. Amazon / Via s.amazon-adsystem.com Ask Alexa to turn on the plug that the slow cooker is connected to, and dinner will be ready in no time. Well, actually, like eight hours. But that's the slow cooker's fault. Hey, you knew what you were getting into with a name like that. Make your home a smart home with these Amazon Alexa-enabled and Works with Amazon Alexa devices.